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I tried to find out the name of this, but I can find nowhere.

So, I just call it 'Modal View Handler'

Is that correct name? anything else?

Thanks in advance.

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You seem to be asking about the horizontal grey bar that indicates further information may be available off screen. They are often referred to as handles or (swipe) indicators. In non-touch interfaces, they may be dragged. For instance, the text box I am typing in has a handle at the bottom for resizing. Sidebars and windows also often have handles for resizing. Toolbars may have handles for repositioning. Etc.

maxathousand observes:

Note also that these are somewhat skeuomorphic in that they are similar to a bar-style handle on a physical drawer. This real-world analogy alludes to the method of interaction, by implying that it can be dragged or pulled in much the same way.

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    Note also that these are somewhat skeuomorphic in that they are similar to a bar-style handle on a physical drawer. This real-world analogy alludes to the method of interaction, by implying that it can be dragged or pulled in much the same way. – maxathousand May 30 at 15:27
  • uxdesign.cc/handlebars-in-ui-design-4b36af67733b "On a high level, handlebars are useful whenever two discrete blocks of information need to be rearranged strictly straight along x or y axis. Handlebars also serve one other key purpose — they act as signifiers to make invisible gestures visible." – Madalina Taina Jun 5 at 4:58
  • @MadalinaTaina The problem with that article is immediately apparent in the subtitle, "A new kind of element..." Handles are nothing new. They are nearly as old as the GUI. The writer ignores the established usage history and makes up his own limitations and guidelines. For example, "steering"? How is this interface like a bike or car? Is it going somewhere? – 習約塔 Jun 5 at 20:54
  • Yes, but confirm the name and provide some info. – Madalina Taina Jun 6 at 2:06
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It is called swipe menu, Apple use it in their new iphone Xs/r UI instead of the home button

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    The widget indicated (horizontal grey bar) has more uses than just to reveal a swipe menu. – 習約塔 May 30 at 8:47

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