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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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GESTURES WHICH brings us onto the other change with the iPhone X - some of the things you used to do with the home button are now done with swipes on the screen.
Navigation: Apple users will need time to adjust to the loss of the home button, but once they do, navigation is even faster than before
The new OS's main feature is a floating navigation dock that puts a virtual home button on the screen that can be moved anywhere, which is particularly useful on the home-button-less Mate 10 Pro.
- Dock: The dock housing commonly-used apps will be "redesigned with a new interface similar to the one on the iPad version of iOS 11." Underneath the dock will be a "thin, software bar in lieu of the home button." Users can drag up from here to the middle of the display to open the phone, or use the same gesture to start multitasking when inside an app.
And it's rumored that what could be called the Galaxy S8 will incorporate a dual-lens camera design and remove the home button for an edge-to-edge screen.
At present the sapphire crystal cover glass has only been used selectively, the iPhone 5S home button uses a sapphire cover.
The new phone, expected to be called the iPhone 5S, appears to have a thin silver ring around the home button.
Southampton, NY, January 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- iDecoz [pronounced i-deck-ohz] Home Button Sticker adds fun, function and style to the home button of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Ukraine's LG website revealed that the dual-SIM variant of the Optimus 1.3 dot's not have the physical home button. Instead, it is replaced by a row of capacitive buttons including the common Menu, Homc and Back buttons.
2) Go home, Visit every page in your Web site, and make sure there's a Home button on each page.
Be sure that you find the home button to get back to where you were: bashing the browser's Back button either doesn't work or kicks you out of the browser altogether--at least I think that's how I was ejected on three or four occasions.

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