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I was just wondering why this is a pattern since we usually have icons throughout the interface buttons but not in the modals.

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    Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
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    Commented Jun 11 at 12:28
  • Welcome to the site! I assume by "modal button" you mean a button opening a modal dialog? Can you give examples (i.e., a website where icons are used in general on buttons, but not for "modal buttons")? Commented Jun 13 at 12:22
  • I think we need more examples of what you mean. That said, icons on buttons are visual noise. They are good, when they are helpful to the user... e.g. adding a spyglass, calendar icon, may help the user understand what the button is for... but if they are added to all buttons on a screen it just makes it harder to scan the screen and understand what is needed.
    – scunliffe
    Commented Jun 17 at 15:30

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