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I've been searching about this feature and I didn't found anything. For me is quite intuitive this combo. If you can rise an application from his launcher shortcut, why don't do the same to minimize it?

As far as I know I have to conform myself with Alt+F9...

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You cannot use the launcher to minimize applications by design. Neither with the mouse nor a keyboard shortcut. See Why can't I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

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