Chevron

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

A chevron may refer to any of the following:

1. A "V"- or ">" marking that indicates more. Many software programs use chevron markings to expand a menu or view other options that may not currently be visible. For example, Microsoft Windows users may have two down arrows at the bottom of their menu to display any menu option that has not been used recently. Below, is an example of a chevron in the Microsoft Windows XP notification area (two small arrows pointing to the left). Also, see the menu definition for another visual example of a chevron in a file menu.

Chevron on Windows Taskbar

2. These markings are also referred to as a guillemet, angled quotes, fast forward, and rewind and are displayed as either " « " or " » ".

Operating system terms, Quote