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I'm looking at the window manager keyboard settings but I don't see it. There are shortcuts for maximize, hide, move, and so forth, so I'd think I was on the right page.

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Ctrl+Super+ pressed once will exit the maximized mode, then on the second press - minimize it

  • Thanks, but I was hoping to assign a single key. Every version of Linux I've ever used, I was able to assign the super key to minimize the window and the right menu key to send it to the back. This is the first version of Linux where I couldn't do that. – Edward Falk Jul 2 '15 at 17:23
  • Well, at this moment all I could think of is binding a single key to xdotool key Ctrl+Super+Down command, but perhaps other people will come up with other , better solutions – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jul 2 '15 at 17:31
  • But then that key would lose its original function. – DK Bose Jul 2 '15 at 17:32
  • I'm ok with that. – Edward Falk Jul 2 '15 at 17:33
  • I'm guessing you can't use the Super key to minimize windows because that's been set to invoke the Whisker menu? – DK Bose Jul 2 '15 at 18:21
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Awww, fer crying out loud. I found it. "Minimize" has been renamed "Hide". Why did they do that?

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Use the steps below to minimize the active window with Right Ctrl or Right Super

  1. Install the package xdotool

    sudo apt-get install xdotool
    
  2. Install the package xbindkeys

  3. Edit your xbindkeys configuration, e.g.:

    nano ~/.xbindkeysrc
    

    and add one of the configurations below

    for Right Ctrl

    "xdotool getactivewindow windowminimize"
        Control_R
    

    or for Right Super

    "xdotool getactivewindow windowminimize"
        Super_R
    
  4. Kill all kbindkeys processes*

    killall xbindkeys
    
  5. Restart xbindkeys with your configuration, eg:

    xbindkeys -f ~/.xbindkeysrc
    

For an other key use

xbindkeys --key

to find the correct name

Example for Left Ctrl

"(Scheme function)"
    m:0x14 + c:37
    Control+Mod2 + Control_L

therefore use Control_L

* If this was not the first time you've configured xbindkeys, you can type killall -HUP xbindkeys instead and skip step 5.

  • Sigh. Thanks. I'll try it. This sort of stuff is why Linux still isn't ready for the desktop. – Edward Falk Jul 2 '15 at 21:40

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