When I have for example two Nautilus windows open, and I click the icon in the dock on the left it shows me the preview of the two windows. I then need make a decision which one I need before it shows the window to me.

Can I make it work so that when I click the icon it simply shows all the open windows? All tips are welcome!

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 / GNOME.


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You can change the click-action on Ubuntu Dock icons. Open Terminal and run

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize'

Now if you click on an application icon with multiple open windows, it will switch between minimising and restoring all windows.

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    To reset back to the default, run gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action
    – Flimm
    Oct 6, 2018 at 5:05

Run in terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize-or-previews'

The whole action list is here

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