Is it possible with Xfce 4.8 (Xubuntu 12.04) to have windows minimized on double-clicking the window frames? So, for example, if File Manager is open, to just double-click on the window frame and the the window "disappears" (is minimized to the panel). It would be great if there was a "simple" solution not having to install heavy additional packages.

  • the closest I've found is minimize on double-click of the titlebar :( I'm sure there is a solution but I have my doubt that it is "simple". good luck.
    – fossfreedom
    Commented May 21, 2012 at 20:19
  • okay, good to know. Commented May 21, 2012 at 20:30
  • would just the title bar be good (top of window frame) or do you need it for the rest of the frame (bottom and sides)?
    – Mateo
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 0:05
  • The title bar would be good! Do you know how this works? Commented May 22, 2012 at 3:54

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XFCE has the ability to minimize the window when double-clicking the window title bar. I know this is not quite the same as double-clicking the frame, but its very simple without needing further packages or workarounds.

Use Settings --> Window Manager and change the double-click action for the title-bar as shown.

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  • Perfect, thanks. I completely missed the fact that there is a scroll bar in this window and so I didn't find this menu :-) Commented May 23, 2012 at 20:29

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