Will it in the future be possible to minimize a window in Unity?

Asked by ubby on 2011-03-10

At the moment it is only possible to maximize a window but it's not possible to minimize a window with Unity.
Will it in the future be possible to minimize a window in Unity?

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Shane Fagan
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2011-03-11
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2011-03-10

You can minimise the windows, are you sure you aren't talking about gnome shell they removed the minimise and window resize?

ubby (kostas-sytske) said : #2

When I have a window maximized I can't minimize the window by clicking the icon in the Unity launcher.

You click the minimise button in the top panel

ubby (kostas-sytske) said : #4

The minimize button in the top panel is a option but it would be nice if it is possible to minimize the window by clicking on the icon in the Unity launcher. The same way as it is possible in the dock bar in Apple OSX.

Oh then why didnt you say it that way :)

My guess is that they thought about that in the design and didnt go with it so id presume that its not going to happen. It wouldnt be hard to implement though. I dont really see the benefit myself in doing it myself. Id say ask on the ayatana mailing list and see what Mark says https://launchpad.net/~ayatana

ubby (kostas-sytske) said : #6

I first have to find out how a mailing list works:) but I will try to ask it on the mailing list.

Thank you for your answer.

You just click join group on the page

ubby (kostas-sytske) said : #8

Thanks Shane Fagan, that solved my question.

Kyubutsu (jf) said : #9

other docks [like AWN, docky] are able to minimize app by clicking its app icon again. i refuse to believe this cannot or should not be implemented for unity panel. it's counter-intuitive not to have this function.
so i side with ubby on this.
furthermore, i tested docky on oneiric under unity-2d and it works just fine.
makes me wonder why didnt they just re-use docky anyway [it uses c# code] instead of reinventing the wheel.
too many questions..

Omer Akram (om26er) said : #10

no