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A window action that collapses the active window which causes it to disappear from view and appear only in the taskbar or launcher.

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Starting steam on Startup minimized

Is there a way to start steam on boot minimized (or in tray) just like on windows, so the window wont pop into my face every time I boot up UBUNTU?
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How do i disable gedit auto minimising when clicking on GUI of another app?

For eg, I have a youtube video about python tutorial, and gedit open, both resized so as to fit on the screen together. However, i cannot click on play button on youtube without gedit minimising ...
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When loggin in after inactivity all windows be in minimized state (show desktop wallpaper)

I have my work computer in an open space. Is it possible to configure ubuntu so that when I login after inactivity all windows be in minimized state and the PC shows the desktop? Ubuntu 20.04 / 22.04
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I can't disable the "click to minimize" feature

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 and, following an online guide, I activated the "click to minimize" feature. I don't exactly remember, but I believe I used the CLI way, executing the ...
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App Rambox not starting in background(minimized) when set to open as minimized in settings

Rambox allows to be open at startup as minimized. But when I startup, it shows up as window. When I checked startup applications, the command for rambox is set as - /opt/Rambox/rambox --hidden
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Weird Effect of Minimize in Ubuntu 22.04

I have made usual regular updates (apt-get update && apt-get upgrade) to my ubuntu 22.04. Now I'm facing this weird effect when minimizing chrome window. Can anyone help me in fixing this?
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can't resize (and manipulate) windows in Ubuntu Studio

everyone. I installed and used Ubintu Studio a year ago. Worked great. I stopped using computer with Ubuntu Studio for a few months. Now, Studio starts slower and I can't manipulate any windows - can'...
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Start vlc minimized from command line

This is what Im trying.. sleep 2700 && vlc --start-time=29 --stop-time=60 ~/Desktop/Interstellar.mp3 from my shell script(may randomize the target file in future) did use --qt-start-minimized ...
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Minimize button of Firefox closes the window

Why does the minimize button on Ubuntu 20.04 close Firefox window? Similar questions didn't solve my problem. The favorites bar just reopens Firefox with a new session.
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How to change the direction of window minimization effect in Ubuntu GNOME?

Is it possible to change the direction of the minimization effect? So when I click the minimize button on a window or press Super + H, it ALWAYS minimizes toward the top left corner of the screen, no ...
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Is it possible to use different color for a minimized window taskbar button? Any theme that does?

I use Fbpanel as my panel. It uses GTK2 for theming. I would like to know which windows are minimized by a quick glance at the taskbar. Below, GIMP's icon background is green because GIMP has focus, ...
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Titlebar Min/Max/Close Buttons Stuck in Taskbar

Sometime recently the min/max/close buttons for applications started appearing the taskbar, to the right of my clock. I didn't enforce this setting this deliberately, and I think it started happening ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu minimize all windows before locking the screen?

When Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 goes screen locked either automatically after some time or by the SuperKey+L command, I would like to have all windows minimized at the moment of logging in again. Is it ...
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What keyboard shortcut do I use to minimize all Windows when I connect remotely with teamviewer to a Ubuntu 18.04 comptuer?

How do I minimize all Windows of Ubuntu 18.04 when I connect remotely by means of Teamviewer to a computer with Ubuntu? I usually use the keyboard shortcut with Super+D to minimize all windows when I ...
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Minimize, Maximize and Close Button in title bar. How can we remove this and put back the window options?

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, I ran in to a small trouble, and I do not know how to overcome this. I am attaching the pic for better comprehension. The minimize, maximize and close shifted to title bar. And ...
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How can I minimize an application from the Ubuntu dock?

If I click a minimized application from the dock it will show the window, but a second click does nothing. Also, the right click menu has no option to minimize. I have seen answers involving modifying ...
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Turn specific animations off on Gnome

Simple, I want to disable minimise & maximise animations as i hate them but want to keep workspace and other animations as they work for me and i like them. I know we can do it in KDE but Can i do ...
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how to reverse/reset code (given below) of dock click minimizing?

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize' after using this dock clicking minimizing command, now when i have more windows open and click on the dock to view and ...
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Minimize, maximize and close buttons are gone on Ubuntu 18.04

Something caused the minimize, maximize and close buttons to disappear for maximized windows on Ubuntu 18.04. Only some GNOME setting windows show them correctly when maximized. Minimize, maximize ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 how to start viber-mtd minimized at tray?

Ubuntu 20.04 installing viber-mtd via Ubuntu Software and add to "Startup Aplications" for autorun on booting system. Viber start at open window. How to start viber-mtd at system tray (...
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Minimize or hide the Firefox window on startup

i have created a startup script for Firefox..is there any addition to minimize or hide automatically on startup?
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How do I hide minimised windows from Activities overview in GNOME 3?

In GNOME 3, I can open the Activities overview by clicking the 'Activities' button in the top-left corner or by pressing the Super key (usually the the key with the Windows logo). I see previews of ...
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Window minimizes when mouse leaves the window area

When I hover away from a window in Ubuntu, that window minimizes instantly. Is there a way to fix this?
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How can I change the focus when I minimize a window?

I use very often the shortcut "alt+tab" to change the focus between windows, however, every time I minimize a window and press "alt+tab" it takes the focus back on the window I've just minimized - and ...
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How make to minimize app to tray on close

I use this page to create a WhatsApp application, but I want when I close or minimize app it's going to tray and not close complete. And how to add startup to minimize. I test alltray, but not work ...
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Minimize multiple windows at once

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. I would like to know if there is any functionality that allows to associate multiple windows in such a way that when one of the windows is minimized all the other ...
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How to minimise Thunderbird on startup?

Recently, in Cinnamon, Thunderbird resists being minimized by xdotool. How to minimize it after launch?
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize a window on Ubuntu 18.10

How can I minimize a single window in Ubuntu? I have looked in the keyboard shortcuts and there is a maximize windows but there isn't a minimize windows.
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How do I tell which is the visible window if there are multiple similar windows

I opened 4 terminals, 3 are visible, the other is minimized. I want to restore the minimized window, i.e. have the 4 windows visible. I click the terminal icon, it shows 4 previews. Which preview ...
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Can magic lamp effect be enabled on Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME?

Is there a way to enable magic lamp effect (or genie effect) which is on Mac OS in Ubuntu GNOME environment? It looks like Compiz isn't working on GNOME.
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On Ubuntu 18.10 clicking of dock icon do not hide the window away. How to fix it? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 and clicking on an icon of any window (while it's open) do not "minimize" the widow. On Ubuntu Budgie and 16.4, it worked pretty much fine. Was it removed?
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Why won't some open applications come up on panel (Ubuntu Dock) icon click?

In an effort to regain some familiar Windows features, I've enabled minimize on click, which works fairly well. I also have it set up to only show programs as open on the relevant monitor. However, in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - do not close on 'close' button just minimize

Is it possible to remap the close button to minimize a window just like the minimize button does? I would like to keep all three buttons but prevent windows from closing. When the close button is ...
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Why are all the windows of an application getting minimized when I click on that app icon in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

When I try to minimize an application by clicking on its icon, it's minimizing all the windows of that application where I want only focused window to minimize.
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How can I turn off click to minimize only for applications that have multiple windows opened?

I enabled click to minimize but now it's hard to get to the windows that I have opened. I have to right click, select all windows and then choose the one I want to switch to. How can I make it ...
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Is it Possible to Start x-tile in Minimized Mode under Xubuntu 16.04?

I want to start X-tile 2.5 in minimized mode, just to have its minimized tile shaped button available when needed. I have created a starter containing the command x-tile w In doing so, a file /...
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Going through minimized windows in Ubuntu dock [duplicate]

I've been using Elementary OS for years, and now I am back to Ubuntu 18.04. In such a distro there is a very useful function, which is that if one has several minimized windows of the same software (...
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Enable minimize to dock (Ubuntu 18.04)

I am doing the following to enable the minimize to dock function: sudo gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize' But it doesn't work! Somebody knows another ...
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How do I turn off minimize-on-click option for Ubuntu dock?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and used this command gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize' to turn on minimize on dock with single click on icon. How to revert back ...
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Minimize programs as an icon to the desktop [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu 16.04. There is something in Xubuntu that I love, and it's an option to minimize an open application as an icon on the desktop. When I was a Windows user I used a program ...
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minimize skype after autostart

"Launch skype in the background" is not an option now so I'm trying to bypass it. I tried to add this line to the autostart file: && sleep 5 && xdotool windowminimize $(xdotool search ...
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Minimize currently focused window keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a keyboard shortcut in 17.10 to minimize the currently focused window. There doesn't seem to be one in Keyboard settings. Tried adding a new shortcut, but not sure what the ...
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How do I enable 'minimize on click' on Ubuntu dock in 17.10 and later?

I am talking about when you click on the icons in the dock This command gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true which works ...
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Terminal Minimizes immediately- unable to maximize

I have a Windows 10 machine and dual boot with Ubuntu- not super familiar with all the ins and outs but I've been using Ubuntu for a year now with virtually no problems until recently. In the last ...
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How to minimize all windows except Conky?

I would like to minimize all open windows with the exception of the Conky app, because the default minimize-all makes Conky info on screen disappear.
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Can I enable a universal minimise-on-close?

Is it possible to configure GNOME so that when I click the "X" button on a window, or select "Quit" from the topbar menu, the window is minimised rather than closed?
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Automatically minimize program after X time without focus?

Is there a way to automatically minimize a program after it hasn't had focus for a set amount of time?
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is there any way to prevent grab window to minimize?

I've been having this awful issue where if I grab a wine game (accidentally) making it go from "maximised" to "small window" it'll blackscreen the app irreversibly: I've tried everything to turn off ...
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How can I make firefox run in the background like chromium?

A known feature in Chromium is the option to make it run in the background, which makes it easier to open . Is it possible to do the same with firefox (and other applications)?
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Open blender player minimized and maximize it when needed

I am trying to figure out how to speed up the starting of a game in Blender player. The game is launched by a python script by popen. My question is whether it's possible to open it minimized when ...
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