Should the caret point down when the menu is down, or point up? See example.

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  • Binary indicators for action states are always difficult - are you showing the current state or what will happen when you click? Definitely a duplicate as the same thinking applies. Oct 13, 2016 at 16:01

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I've definitely seen both, for a recent project I used:

  • > for collapsed

  • v for expanded

I think it does a better job at quickly explaining what the UI will do.

  • That's what you've used. But what is the industry standard?
    – Mayo
    Oct 13, 2016 at 20:15

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