How to enable click-to-minimise on Ubuntu 14.04

One thing that is absent in Ubuntu by default that really ought to be there is click-to-minimise – especially considering the option is there, but it’s hidden away in a config file where GUI. This quick little guide will show you how to enable it.

To enable click-to-minimise, simply open up the terminal (CTRL-ALT-T) and type the following:

gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true

Bam. That’s it. All done. Click-to-minimise should be working.

To reverse the above and disable click-to-minimise simply change “true” to “false”, like below:

gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window false

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