I'm working on my Mac for video editing from time to time and normaly use Windows and Linux. Thinking about to switch completely but there is one thing I'm so darn used to which held me back for years now.

On Windows or Linux taskbar (e.g. Avant Window Navigator) you click the app icon and the app and it's windows come to front. Now comes the important part!! IF you click a second time on the app icon the app (window) goes back to the taskbar, minimizes itself....

Is there any dock tweak or app which can do this??? I desperately need this as I'm used to this way for decades.

Thanks :)

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You could try to use a keyboard shortcut instead. Either + M to minimize the window or + H to hide the application altogether.

Otherwise, you may want to try HyperDock (free beta for now), I believe you could do what you want to do with its custom shortcuts.


You want to use Dock Expose - click and hold on the icon in the dock item. (assuming you are using Snow Leopard)

details here


Right-click on your Dock, and select Dock Preferences (found in System Preferences). From here, select Minimize windows into application icon. As it says, all windows of said application will store in that icon on the Dock. From here, Exposé will show a separate pane when activated that will present you wish the minimized content.

Otherwise a third party solution like Witch might work for you.

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