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In unity, when I click on any application icon on the left vertical application launcher toolbar -

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that particular application bring to front. But If I click on the same icon again, why doesn't that application get minimized ?

I am expecting to see the same behavior as that of Gnome's taskbar.

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The "answer", like it or not, is that the functionality is not available there.

Some alternate options are:

  • Using the window minimize icon
  • Use alt-f9
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I suppose that the simple answer is that it is because Unity is not GNOME.

They're different projects with different goals and different UX intentions.

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yeah. It's true, Unity is not GNOME. But that did not answer my question. – SHW Jun 28 '12 at 12:10

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