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toggle

1. a wooden peg or metal rod fixed crosswise through an eye at the end of a rope, chain, or cable, for fastening temporarily by insertion through an eye in another rope, chain, etc.
2. Machinery a toggle joint or a device having such a joint

toggle

[′täg·əl]
(computer science)
To switch back and forth between two stable states or modes of operation.
A hardware or software device that carries out this switching action.
(electronics)
To switch over to an alternate state, as in a flip-flop.
(mechanical engineering)
A form of jointed mechanism for the amplification of forces.

toggle

To change a bit from whatever state it is in to the other state; to change from 1 to 0 or from 0 to 1. This comes from "toggle switches", such as standard light switches, though the word "toggle" actually refers to the mechanism that keeps the switch in the position to which it is flipped rather than to the fact that the switch has two positions. There are four things you can do to a bit: set it (force it to be 1), clear (or zero) it, leave it alone, or toggle it.

toggle

To alternate back and forth between two states by pressing or clicking the same button. For example, the "Last" button on a TV remote control alternates between the last two TV channels selected. In Windows, pressing Alt-Tab switches the user between the last two open application windows that were selected. See toggle switch.
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If you strike plywood behind the fiberglass, you can drive in stainless steel screws instead of using toggle bolts.
When you buy toggle bolts ($2 per pair), also buy brass machine screws ($1) to replace the steel screws that come with the toggles.
When you tighten the toggle bolts (Photo 3), it's OK to use a drill.
See Buyer's Guide lot more information on Buidex E-Z Toggle self-drilling drywall toggle bolts.
Kwik-Tog plastic toggles, Toggler brand toggle bolts and other Hilti brand drywall anchors.
E-Z Toggle self-drilling toggle bolts and E-Z Ancor self-drilling drywall anchors as well as other Buildex brand drywall anchors.
Toggler brand toggle bolts work great for hollow walls or steel studs.
TOGGLER ANCHOR SYSTEMS: Manufacturers of Toggler brand toggle bolts.
Enlarge the existing holes (Photo 2) to accommodate the closed wings of the toggle bolt.
Mark the anchor or toggle bolt locations for the top screws, remove the cabinet, insert the anchors in the wall, put the cabinet back on the hang strip, and insert the screws that hold the top against the wall (Photo 9).