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To sum it up... Can I at least have the option to have a minimize button?...
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    To sum it up...
    Can I at least have the option to have a minimize button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    To sum it up...
    Can I at least have the option to have a minimize button?
    Succinctly put Jayd!
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    When/if they get rid of my minimize button, I will learn to code and put it right back and of course share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    When/if they get rid of my minimize button, I will learn to code and put it right back and of course share.
    Half-baked pseudo code:
    Register button click/release with callback to process event.
    In process event, send message to correct window to minimize itself.
    Handle errors.
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    Answer some questions on The Linux Forums.
    Have a nightcap.
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    No way. I feel like it is a very important part of any modern desktop. I use minimize/maximize every day

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    Wow so that's quite a consensus.....maybe I'll head over to the gnome devs site and post a link to this, they probably won't appreciate it though. After reading through their mailing lists I understand why Canonical made their own DE, the devs over with gnome do take an approach of "we know best", clearly they don't To be fair, I don't hate gnome-shell, but, not having a minimize option is frustrating
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmadero View Post
    Wow so that's quite a consensus.....maybe I'll head over to the gnome devs site and post a link to this, they probably won't appreciate it though. After reading through their mailing lists I understand why Canonical made their own DE, the devs over with gnome do take an approach of "we know best", clearly they don't To be fair, I don't hate gnome-shell, but, not having a minimize option is frustrating
    Well, 12 of 13 responses is certainly telling, if you are into predictive analytics, but hardly a large enough sample space to draw real conclusions. I'd let this poll "stew" awhile to see how many others respond to it. I know there was a bit of confusion in my mind initially as to what exactly you were getting at. After some codgertation (old dude, thinking), I realized what you were getting at, and the subsequent responses have clarified that. So, as I said, let it stew!
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    Yeah we need 30 minimum to be a scientifically valid sample size Also I would argue that this isn't very random but that's okay, they'll get my point that a lot of people, including moderators of the most popular linux forum, think the idea is not very functional
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    I tend to work with windows maximized and usually have upto 4 applications open at a time. I tend to switch between windows selecting them on the taskbar ...
    Sometimes I tile a couple of windows or resize one window so that I can read one window while working in another ... I use close, and restore/maximize but it is very rare for me to use the minimize button.

    ... btw I think you can change the buttons in gnome3 implied here

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