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home button

(1) A button on a smartphone, tablet or other electronic device that takes the user to the start screen (home screen). The button may be physical hardware or displayed on the touchscreen ("virtual" home button). See home screen and virtual home button.

(2) An icon on a Web page that takes the user to the starting point of the site. The tradition for websites has been to make the company's logo at the top of the page also function as a home button, but it is not always followed. In many applications, a home button icon is also used to go to the starting point. See home page.
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According to him, there are codes in the firmware that speak of the behavior of the iPhone 8's digital home button.
While Samsung has already gotten rid of the home button, Apple is expected to move on the same lines and ditch its proprietary home button on the iPhone 8.
Double-clicking the home button is still useful though, since it allows you to switch from one app to another, so don't start hating on it yet.
And a swipe up will, I am convinced, quickly become as engrained in my muscle memory as using the home button is now - in fact, I think I'd been thrown by the home button already.
You now must now swipe down for the control panel and swipe up to open your app switcher, previously opened by a double tap on the home button.
The Home button is gone, something we've grown accustomed to, and with it, Touch ID, much beloved by users.
On the other hand, a legitimate system pop-up asking for the user's password would not close after pressing the home button.
Underneath the dock will be a "thin, software bar in lieu of the home button.
5inch ultra HD display - but no home button, the latest rumours have claimed.
Rumoured changes include, waterproofing, a new casing colour, dual-lens camera, thinner frame around the screen and improved home button.
Mobile searchers on Android M will be able to tap and hold the home button to retrieve information on a keyword within any app, display the information, and then return to the original app.

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