Re: Name for group of icons

Subject: Re: Name for group of icons
From: K Watkins <KWATKINS -at- QUICKPEN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 08:48:00 -0300

Connie Winch writes:
>>>In our software, our toolbar, which appears at the top of the screen,
includes four buttons that allow the user to move among records in the file
they're currently in. These buttons are as follows:

First Record - a double arrow pointing L to a vertical line
Previous Record - a single arrow pointing L
Next Record - a single arrow pointing R
Last Record - a double arrow pointing R to a vertical line

Is there an industry standard (or at least common practice) for what to
call these buttons as a whole? Rampant in our organization is the use of
"VCR buttons". A few of us are aiming to stamp out this sophomoric
terminology. So far we have come up with "navigator buttons".<<<

The programmers called them something like "navigator buttons", but in the
docs we ended up calling them the "VCR-style arrow buttons". We tried to
come up with something to avoid the reference to a VCR, but found nothing
which seemed more likely to work for our audience. That was back before I'd
found this list. I'll be interested to see what y'all come up with.

K Watkins
kwatkins -at- quickpen -dot- com
speaking for myself, not my employers


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