I just want a Windows 7 behavior where clinking the icon cycles through all the windows. I know about Alt+' (key above Tab) and Alt+Tab clicking the icon is just more intuitive.


You can do

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'cycle-windows' 
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    That works... sadly no more Click to Minimize. It would be nice if you could Minimize when there is one window open and Cycle-windows when there are 2 or more. Oh well... thank you. – knut Jul 22 at 14:35

If you mean Enabling Click to Minimize (minimize the window when clicking on the icon) as shown in the gif photo:

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It is simple, you can do that by running the following command in your terminal:

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

If you do not like ‘click to minimize’ behavior, you can set it back to default using the command below:

gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action
  • No I meant if I had two office files open and I clicked the icon so it cycles between them (it's a windows7 behavior). I have Click to Minimize enabled. – knut Jul 22 at 14:24
  • Well then, you will not be able to minimize on click the icons :/ – singrium Jul 22 at 14:53

I know the question is tagged ubuntu-dock* but if you are using the Dash to Panel extension you can find a similar setting in Tweaks > Extensions > Dash to panel > Behaviour > Click Action > Set to Cycle through windows.

* the title is broad and Google may pick this up as a search

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