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I am wondering how I can link a button to the play button shown if you expand "Show Animation Control",

So something like,

Manipulate[x, {x, 0, 1}, Row[{Button["Play", ImageSize -> 80]}]]

But where pushing the button "plays" x

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A natural solution is something like this:

Manipulate[x, {x, 0, 1}, {{x, 0, ""}, 0, 1, Trigger, 
           AppearanceElements -> "PlayPauseButton"}]

enter image description here

or like this:

Manipulate[x, {x, 0, 1, Animator, AppearanceElements -> 
 {"ProgressSlider", "PlayPauseButton"}, AnimationRunning -> False}]

enter image description here

where AppearanceElements control what type of buttons you can add.

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Thanks @Vitaliy, looks good. – ShaunH Sep 9 '12 at 11:08

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