Newton Glossary

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Hard Button

A permanent hardware button displaying an icon found in the button bar below the screen of early Newton devices, including the OMP, MessagePad 100, MessagePad 110, MessagePad 120, and MessagePad 130. A hard button is used either to open a built-in application such as Date Book or to perform a system-wide operation such as undo.

Colloquially known as a silkscreen button or silk button.

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