Minimise windows?

Stephan Arts stephan at
Mon Apr 27 12:41:01 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Alexander Toresson
<alexander.toresson at> wrote:
> 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.

AFAIK it is called 'hide window'.


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