Before upgrading to Lion I was able to double-click the header bar of windows to minimise the windows. Since upgrading I only seem to be able to minimise by clicking the yellow - button.

Is this a setting that I'm missing?

  • What apps have you tried this with? It works fine for me in all my apps... Jul 21, 2011 at 16:32
  • Safari is the one I'm noticing the most, just tested Twitter for Mac and it's the same.
    – dannymcc
    Jul 21, 2011 at 16:34

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Go to System Preferences > General. Check "Double-click a window's title bar to minimize".


  • Interesting that this got unchecked when you upgraded. I'm always surprised by which settings get lost :/ Jul 22, 2011 at 12:49

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