Buttons shouldn’t have a hand cursor
Adam Silver
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I disagree :-) because of the point that links should have the hand cursor but buttons don’t and it’s mostly down UX.

A button “submits” while a link redirects. But in at their core, they are doing the same thing — a submit button sends the user’s data somewhere and then generally redirects them.

So if your design has 2 buttons — Save and Cancel — where one submits the form and the other redirects the user then you wouldn’t want to change the hand cursor whilst hovering over these two adjacent elements, that would be very confusing to the user. You need to show to the user that both can be interacted with. Yes you could argue design your button with a hover state, but then you could argue the same with links and remove the hand cursor altogether…

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