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How to minimize a window?

First, welcome to elementary OS! Hope you've found a Linux home!!! To my knowledge, there are three different ways you are able to minimize a window. Two are available to a user right out of the box ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki

Install tweaker for Loki: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks sudo apt update sudo apt install elementary-tweaks Then Appearance - Windows Controls - Layout (Windows, OS X, etc)...
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How to disable desktop switch on fullscreen

You can deactivate this feature by disabling dynamic workspaces in gala preferences. Open dconf Editor, if you have it, and go to org -> pantheon -> desktop -> gala -> behavior and untick dynamic-...
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What are the different methods to switch between windows and workspaces?

For anyone who landed here only interested in switching between windows of the same application, I wrote a python script to achieve this. Gist available here: https://gist.github.com/tysonholub/...
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How to minimize a window?

You can also set a hot-corner to achieve this in the Desktop settings. Then, all you have to do is point the mouse to the corner and the window will minimize. As you can see below, mine is set to ...
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Bug, fullscreen Atom. The window is *hidden*

The same thing also happens with Brave (browser). It's clear that the window is maximized, as the panel at the top becomes black. If you click and drag down just below the black panel, the program ...
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How to reduce "Files" 0.3.2 window size?

The minimum window size (910 x 640 in pixels) is now hard coded into Files as the result of a recent merge, so cannot be changed (except with a bug request, possibly). It was thought to be a ...
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Can I configure an app to be always visible across all workspaces?

It is possible to create a keyboard shortcut for this setting which seems to work for any window, including those without title bar menu. It's in System settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows > ...
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How to minimize a window?

There are many ways without adding hot corners, installing third-party software or creating confusing configurations in the command line. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to minimize a window. ...
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Have applications dock close with Windows key

Please, use my updated answer: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior overlay-action "'wingpanel --toggle-indicator=app-launcher'" ...
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How to disable saved state for pantheon-terminal?

pantheon-terminal is set to periodically update a saved state variable with your terminal's position. You can flush it out with the following commands: gsettings reset org.pantheon.terminal.saved-...
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What are the different methods to switch between windows and workspaces?

Concerning "switch between windows of the same application on the same workspace". All the answers say in effect "There is no such keyboard shortcut". But maybe something changed. I found this in ...
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How to minimize a window?

@NatoBoram answer is my favorite. A tiny supplement for elementary OS 5.0 (Juno) and 5.1 (Hera) the answer works. Windows-like layout (three buttons on top right corner): gsettings set org.gnome....
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How to minimize a window?

Use the dock! Minimize and restore windows by clicking on their icons in Plank.
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Maximized windows hide behind wingpanel

That sounds like: https://github.com/elementary/wingpanel/issues/130 Which I though I fixed with: https://github.com/elementary/wingpanel/pull/198 Looks like it hasn't been released yet: https://...
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Why can't I maximize Settings window?

Removing "elementary-tweaks" package helped.
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Can a window be shown on every desktop?

Try right-clicking on the windows title bar and selecting "Always on visible workspace"
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Split a vertically window

You can try to use QuickTile for this kind of thing. afaik eOS doesn't have native support for this. There's a bounty for it here, as well.
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How to run Elementary OS in place of Windows 10 on my laptop?

Change the boot order in system bios. i had this problem in my lap. I changed it in my bios settings. Mine is hp laptop. But the problem is same.
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Elementary OS update - Save button missing when trying to download from internet browser

Okay, so I solved the problem. I needed to install and build elementary-tweaks as per the instructions found in the following link: https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks Then I went ...
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Can you install Compiz on elementary OS

I answered this question here: Can you install Compiz on Elementary OS? It is actually pretty easy to do! I got it to work with notifications, slingshot-launcher, wingpanel and everything else that ...
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How can I enable alt-spacebar window menu?

Try disabling Alt-Spacebar as a hotkey for toggling maximized or any other entry, this should revert Alt-Space behavior to what you are accustomed to. By default for me Alt-Spacebar was mapped to ...
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WIndows Opening Off Screen

I can't leave a comment reply in the above thread but I was having the same issue. I am using 3 monitors with one rotated, some apps were opening off-screen, the comment by Rafael (using super + up) ...
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What are the different methods to switch between windows and workspaces?

I found a partial solution to your first request. Like me, you wanted a method or a keyboard shortcut to switch: between windows of the same application on the same workspace If you're using a ...
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how to define a grid and snap windows to it?

This is generally a feature associated with a tiling WM. Gala is a floating WM and does not support anything more advanced than window snapping. An alternative would be to 'fake' tiling features ...
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How to vertically maximize windows in Elementary OS?

If you drag the window to the left or right of the screen, it will "snap" to that side, taking up the full vertical space and half the horizontal space. You can also press Ctrl+⌘+Left or Ctrl+⌘+Right ...
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Why are all elementary specific apps missing the 'Always on top' option?

It has been done for apps made specifically for elementary os,and this is done by design. Fortunately in Loki this 'limitation' is removed and you will be able to see all options in near future.
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