Minimise windows?

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at
Mon Apr 27 12:24:03 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 2:24 AM, Tony Annen <soul at> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:02:26 +1000
> Jonathan Hepburn <jonathan.hepburn at> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> Debian has recently been sifting through updates from 4.4 to 4.6, and
>> this has generally been A Good Thing.
>> However, I have also recently dropped back from Compiz to xfwm4 4.6,
>> after deciding that the extra shiny of Compiz just wasn't enough of an
>> improvement over xfwm4 with compositing enabled to justify having
>> extra software installed, or putting up with the slight lack of
>> compatibility that remained between Compiz and XFCE.
>> In the process, I lost the ability to minimise individual windows
>> through <alt>-m, one of my most frequently used shortcuts.
>> I notice that there is a Display Desktop a-la M$ Windows -
>> <CTRL>-<ALT>-d - but this is not what I'm after.
>> Digging into the settings, I notice that there isn't actually an
>> option listed for minimise the current window, and although I'm happy
>> to customise any configuration through a file or a GUI, I don't know
>> what the option needs to be called.
>> So, please, how do I get this behaviour back?
>> Slainte,
>> J
> I think its just funny wording in the Window Manager dialog, its called
> "Lower Window" and is mapped to shift+alt+pg down... remap to your
> choice :)

That's because it actually lowers a window (as opposed to raising it),
it does not minimize a window. So it's not exactly equal, but it may
be useful nevertheless as a substitute. And yes, there seems to be a
lack of a minimize shortcut, you could probably file a bug about that.

// Alexander

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