After upgrading to Mavericks I’m no longer able to minimize a window to the Dock by double-clicking on its title bar. How do I get this functionality back?

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Go to the Dock section of System Preferences and check “Double-click a window’s title bar to minimize”.

Screenshot of Dock window

  • Comment on ollie's behalf - "that didnt work for me..i domnt see the option under dock"
    – Mike Koch
    Apr 14, 2014 at 3:14
  • If I remember correctly, this option was only added in Mavericks. (Before that, double-clicking a title bar would always minimize the window.) Perhaps Ollie is using a previous version of OS X?
    – bdesham
    Apr 14, 2014 at 13:27

System Preferences


Second section,select Double-click a window's....

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    In Mavericks, it's under System Preferences > Dock
    – pknz
    Aug 27, 2014 at 22:06

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