What exactly is the order in which the chevrons are activated when not speed dialing (like the dialing computer or manual dialing)? (speaking mostly about Milky Way gates here) It clearly is clockwise skipping the top chevron, which seems to the the one that is always activated last. Obviously though, two chevrons are skipped when dialing a 7-symbol address. I'm guessing it is the bottom two that are skipped, as they are often found embedded in the stone. But which one of those two chevrons get used when dialing an 8-symbol address? the left one or the right one? Also when does it activate? Right before the top chevron, or after the right hand 3 chevrons have activated? If the latter how does the gate know one is dialing an 8-symbol address at that time (only 4 symbols would have been entered at that point)? If it activates right before the top chevron, it would know it must be an 8-symbol (or more) address because the point of origin symbol was not entered.