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[edit]Button
Stone Button.pngWooden Button.png
ButtonWooden Button
Type

Non-solid Block

Physics

No

Transparency

Yes

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances
Stone Button
Alpha 1.0.1
Wooden Button
1.4.2 (12w34a)
Drops

Itself

Data values
Stone Button
dec: 77 hex: 4D bin: 1001101
Wooden Button
dec: 143 hex: 8F bin: 10001111
Name
Stone
stone_button
Wooden
wooden_button

A button is a non-solid block which can provide temporary redstone power.

Obtaining[edit]

Buttons can be mined with any tool.

Crafting[edit]

Buttons can be crafted from stone or wood planks.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Button

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone



Wooden Button

Any Wood Planks




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden Button

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks



Natural generation[edit]

Stone buttons are generated naturally in strongholds next to iron doors.

Usage[edit]

See also: Redstone circuit

A button can be used as a monostable power source (it will automatically deactivate shortly after being activated).

Placement
To place a button, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default) while aiming at the surface to which it should be attached.
A button can be attached to the side, bottom and top of any full solid opaque block (stone, dirt, blocks of gold, etc.).
Activation
Buttons are usually in an inactive state, but can be temporarily activated by players. To activate a placed button, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default). A wooden button can also be activated by a fired arrow.
Mobs cannot activate buttons directly, but arrows fired by skeletons or dispensers can activate wooden buttons.
Behavior
When activated, a stone button will remain active for 10 redstone ticks (1 second, barring lag), while a wooden button will remain active for 15 redstone ticks (1.5 seconds, barring lag). A wooden button activated by a fired arrow will remain active until the arrow despawns after one minute or is picked up.
While active, a button:
Removal
To remove a button, use the "Attack/Destroy" control (left-click, by default). Removing a button takes 0.75 seconds and it will drop itself as an item.
A button will also be removed and drop itself as an item:
  • if its attachment block is moved, removed, or destroyed
  • if water flows into its space
  • if a piston tries to push it or moves a block into its space
A button will be destroyed without dropping itself as an item if lava flows into its space.

Data values[edit]

A button's block data stores its placement, and whether it is active:

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
0x4

Three bits storing a value from 0 to 5:

  • 0: Button on block bottom
  • 1: Button on block side facing east
  • 2: Button on block side facing west
  • 3: Button on block side facing south
  • 4: Button on block side facing north
  • 5: Button on block top
0x8 If this bit is set, the button is active.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.0.1 The Button was introduced in the Seecret Friday Update 3.
Beta
1.5_01 The hitbox for the button was off. The space in front of the button had to be clicked for it to be pressed.
1.6.6 The hitbox error was fixed, with the side effect that you cannot punch through doors anymore.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Fixed lag causing buttons to stick for longer than their intended time on servers.
1.4.2 12w34a Wooden buttons were added. They could be triggered by arrows as well as players.
12w34b A new crafting recipe was created for both stone and wooden buttons to avoid conflict with the sticks recipe.
1.8 14w04a Buttons are now able to be placed on the top and bottom of blocks.
Console Edition
TU1 Added buttons (the original stone ones).
TU9 Added wooden buttons. Unlike its original launch in the PC version, they could not be activated by shooting them with arrows.
Stone button now crafted using one block of stone instead of two.
TU14 Wooden buttons can now be triggered by arrows.

The pre-1.4.2 crafting recipe for the stone button required two stone blocks:

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Stone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Button

Stone

Stone

Issues[edit]

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