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How can I get minimised windows in different desktops to un-minimise in my current desktop?

If I minimise a window in Desktop 1, then move to Desktop 2 and un-minimise the window it moves me back to Desktop 1. Is it possible to make it un-minimise and stay in Desktop 2 instead?
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macOS Preview.app minimised windows not minimised when restarting the app

Safari does it, Preview used to do it way back in Mac OS X (can't remember which version, sorry). Situation: Start Preview (current version 11.0 (1033.4)) Open a few documents Minimise some of them (...
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How to minimize all open windows when using Firefox?

If I try to use Cmd+Opt+M combination it opens mobile viewing in Firefox. And if I click somewhere on the desktop and press Cmd+Opt+H then the Finder remains open. Is there a way to force everything ...
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"Doubleclick to minimize enabled" prompt on Mac - how to disable it?

In my Mac settings, I enabled doubleclick on window title to minimize. And it works. But, randomly I get this incredibly annoying prompt asking me if I want to revert to default: NO, I don't want to ...
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How to prevent windows from minimizing when switching to other applications?

I switch between multiple workspaces that are dedicated to various activities (e.g. a music listening workspace using Spotify, a chat workspace using Slack, email on another workspace, etc). One issue ...
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Automator script for restarting an application minimised without AppleScript

How do I get an Automator script to restart an application and make it minimised after restart? The application in question has no support for AppleScript. I have an application (Setapp version of ...
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Stop hiding symbols on close, minimize and maximize window icons

On Mac, we have 3 circles: red : close yellow : minimize green: maximize but the symbols on them are visible only on a mouse over event. How could I make these symbols to be always visible?
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Why do all other windows minimize when I open a window from the dock?

Clicking an app icon from the dock causes all other windows onscreen to minimize. Is this intended? Is there a way to configure it so selected app's most recent window gets placed on top without ...
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How to enable slow genie effect in macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

In the past, we can hold shift and press minimize button to get slow genie effect. But in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, I can't use this trick anymore. How to enable this feature?
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Keep iCal open without minimising it

This used to be default behaviour for iCal (as with most other applications): you click the red button to close the open window but it will still run. A small dot remains under its symbol to show that ...
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How to lower minimum iPhone / iOS volume listening to streaming app on bluetooth headset

I've looked here Reduce minimum and here Minimum volume too loud And did not find a solution to this issue - minimum volume on my bluetooth headset paired with my iPhone is too loud when listening ...
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Hide or minimize (not force kill or quit) a temporarily frozen or stuck program window?

Using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, sometimes I'm confronted with a 'nonresponsive window': a program that keeps stalling for like 10-30 seconds. In most cases this happens to be Adobe Photoshop, but I've ...
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Can I make iconify-window binding work when minimize using window manager

I can bind a function to run when Emacs iconifies a frame (defun my-handle-iconify-frame() ;; I actually do something more useful than this... (message "my-handle-iconify-frame") ) (define-key ...
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Minimise full screen Steam games in OS X Yosemite

Previously, in OS X Mavericks it worked to minimise games, or navigate through open apps with cmd+tab even if the game was opened in full screen but now you can't do that anymore. Pressing cmd+tab ...
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Show the Dock with AppleScript?

I would like to show the Dock when all windows are hidden/closed/minimized. Is this something that can be done with AppleScript? Where can I learn more about the specific capabilities of AppleScript?...
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Can you stop "minimize" from bringing other windows forward in OS X?

I've seen this asked previously, but it's 3 years old, so I was really hoping that there were some other answers by now (new options? new add-on apps?). In OS X (I'm using Mavericks), minimizing a ...
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MInimize all windows except active

I'm aware of all the hide all / minimize all shortcuts (cmd + alt + h/m) and am looking into something more sophisticated: I want to minimize all windows except active one – like the Shake function in ...
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Restore multiple minimized windows?

This question particularly deals with the latest version of Google Chrome on Mountain Lion, but the underlying premise applies to other browsers/applications as well. What I am wondering is: is there ...
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Disable Command-M to minimize window

On my keyboard layout, the M key is right next to the W key: This can be problematic at times because occasionally I will accidentally press Command-M instead of Command-W, causing the window to be ...
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App behavior with spaces and minimized window

I would like to change the behavior when I click on an app that's not open on the current space. Right now, it goes to whichever space has that app. Instead, I'd like it to favor the current space, ...
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Windows minimizing on their own?

I bought an app called "Air Display" which allows me to use my iPad as a second monitor. I've noticed that while I am on my second monitor whatever is on the other monitor will minimize after about ...
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What is the ellipsis badge on minimized terminal app in the dock mean?

I have another terminal window minimized next to it in the dock and it doesn't have the ellipsis. Also it doesn't have any running processes. What does it mean?
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Why is the minimize window function disabled sometimes?

Once in a while, the yellow minimize button on some windows is greyed out, and the Window → Minimize menu entry is likewise disabled. Right now, for example, this is the case with two open Terminal ...
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Is there a trick to making Adobe products play nice with Mission Control?

I really love Mission Control but at times some of my programs (Illustrator and Photoshop in particular) won't always minimize to the Mission Control view.
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Application Switcher is minimizing apps

At some point when I reinstalled Mac OS X Lion, the application switcher started minimizing apps so that when I switch to one all others minimize. This causes problems when working with my ...
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Is there a way to minimize open windows from the command line in OS X Lion?

Just wondering if there is a way to retrieve open windows and minimize them from the command line in Lion? I have an AppleScript that does this, but it kind of slow, so wanted to know if there was ...
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Can an app window be minimized by clicking its Dock Icon?

Something that bothers me as Windows user on OS X is that I can't minimize an app window by clicking the dock icon of the application. Is there a hidden setting for enabling this behavior or a utility ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimizing Mac OS X windows?

Is there a (hidden) keyboard shortcut for minimizing the frontmost window (that works in most apps)?
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