What is the official name of this spinning Java thinggie

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Whenver Java starts running on my pc, I get the spinning thing going round.
What is that spinny thing called?
Question by:brothertruffle880
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    Expert Comment

    "progress indicator" for a generic name.
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    Expert Comment

    I'd think this is Applet Loader Splash Screen
    like they call it here

    In this case it is not much of a progress indicator
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    Accepted Solution

    its often called a throbber

    used by many applications, not just java

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