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What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?

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..for more shortcuts: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? –  precise Jan 27 '14 at 7:18

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In Ubuntu 12.04 Unity the shortcuts can be found in:

System Settings | Hardware | Keyboard | Shortcuts | Windows.

In a default installation the keys are the following:

  • Maximize: Ctrl+Super+
  • Restore: Ctrl+Super+
  • Minimize: Ctrl+Alt+0 (the keypad 0)
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Minimize doesn't work for me either with the "0" key on the top of the keyboard. It does work with the "0" key from the keypad, however. –  John S Gruber Aug 12 '12 at 18:48
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It does work with the "0" key from the keypad, however. Even when the Numlock is off. Quite wierd.. –  saji89 Nov 30 '12 at 5:52
    
I opened CCSM and found that Minimize is associated per default to <Control><Alt>KP0. not very useful on a laptop... luckily CCSM is meant for customizing this and more. –  mariotomo Jun 27 '13 at 13:25
    
still worksish for 13.04. sub restore for minimize –  user128334 Jul 25 '13 at 3:04
    
Still applies to 14.04. –  igordcard Apr 29 at 10:36

To minimize, it is not Ctrl+Super+0 but Ctrl+Alt+0.

It works on 12.04. Remember: Ctrl+Alt+0.

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For me, control + super + D is minimizing showing the desktop. Again using it, restores the windows. –  CR2 Mar 3 '14 at 8:31
    
Is there too a hotkey to restore the window? –  tokam May 24 at 18:40

For Ubuntu 11.10 and earlier:

Alt+ F10 : Maximize the current window. If the window is already maximized, unmaximize it(normal).

Alt+ F9 : Minimize the current window.

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This seems to stop working anymore. –  Christian Vielma Aug 7 '12 at 19:42
    
bagustrix's answer is the right one below. –  galath May 28 '13 at 12:06
  • To minimise Alt+Space,N

  • To maximise Alt+Space,X

Depending on your internationalization settings the key to press after Alt+Space will be different (e.g. U to minimize with french settings).

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This will minimize only current window. Is there anything to minimize all at once/ –  CR2 Mar 3 '14 at 9:08

If the defaults don't suit you, you can set new shortcuts by opening the Dash and searching for the app "Keyboard Shortcuts."

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Fixed the minimize shortcut by changing the shortcut to Alt+M and now it works perfectly fine for me.

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How did you change the shortcut? Could you add that to your answer please? –  John S Gruber Aug 12 '12 at 18:48
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This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. You can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. –  atenz Aug 22 '12 at 19:24

For Ubuntu 12 Unity:

Maximize: Ctrl+Super+

Restore: Ctrl+Super+

Minimize: Ctrl+Alt+0

Bottom-Left Corner: Ctrl+Alt+1

Bottom: Ctrl+Alt+2

Bottom-Right Corner: Ctrl+Alt+3

Maximize or Center: Ctrl+Alt+5

Top-Left Corner: Ctrl+Alt+7

Top: Ctrl+Alt+8

Top-Right Corner: Ctrl+Alt+9

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Strangely enough, in my Ubuntu 14.04 using KDE it's Alt + Middle Mouse Button.

Found in: Start->Computer->System settings->Window actions->Window behaviour

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