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A placebo button is a control element which has apparent functionality but has no physical effect when pressed. Such buttons can appear to work, which rewards the user by giving them an illusion of control.

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Button without direct action

I am trying to understand what's the meaning, name and functionality of a button without any direct action beyond what I suppose is interactive decoration, something similar to this question/answer, ...
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At this point, placebo buttons are still helpful for users in web design?

I had this question related to the redirect buttons. Some apps or websites need time to save data before making a redirect or load some content. Usually, action from the user can't help. In these ...
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