If we take the letter case into account there are 4 variants:

  1. press the Start button
  2. press the start button
  3. press Start button
  4. press start button

I have seen all of the above on the Internet, so I am confused.

As you probably guessed it is for a technical manual.


Since it is a specific button, usually the article "the" is used. However, for brevity sometimes the article is omitted.

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