Is there a way, similar to denoting keyboard shortcuts, to denote buttons on SE posts? I thought it would make things much more readable.

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    Do you have an example of a post where you feel this denoting of buttons would help in readability?
    – rene
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:20
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    What do you mean by "denoting buttons"? I've never heard that term/phrase. Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:22
  • Well, for example, if I wrote: "Click the Add Comment button at the right of the comment text-field," I'd want to show some kind of button image rather than using a codeblock, for example, or a kbd block, or a bold block, because it's more readable. Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:24
  • I also had to google @ShadowWizard merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denote
    – rene
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:25
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    What's wrong with a kbd block? Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:31
  • No, there's no such way. Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 21:32
  • @rene Oh, I get it now :) If you've never heard of the word "denote" before it looks like de-note, as in "taking the notes out" or "removing/stripping the notes"! That's quite funny. Lol.
    – robinCTS
    Commented Feb 25, 2018 at 5:19
  • I think tag is nice, but I hope it doesn't screw up search engines. Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 9:05

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No, there isn't.

If you don't want to abuse button or or button or button or button or button you're out of luck.

The very creative could probably abuse some unicode but I guess that is about it.


Or pick some other options from the allowed html to see if you can construct something that resembles a button better then my futile attempt.

With the kind help of Andras Deak this beauty came up: 📻 Radio button or experiment with this

  • Using kbd markup in something like "Click the Add Comment button" is not abusing it.
    – unor
    Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 0:03
  • [tag:button] doesn't work if there are spaces like [tag:Add Comment] :/ Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 0:18
  • @David of course not, tags can't have spaces and never meant to be abused for markdown to begin with. Personally I'll roll back and remove such horrible formatting. Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 12:09

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