Minimize On Click in Ubuntu’s Unity Launcher

Here are the instructions to get the Unity launcher to minimize when you click on an application.

Open Terminal and copy and paste the following, press enter (it will ask for your password)

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Then open CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM). Select Ubuntu Unity Plugin, then Launcher tab. Check the box that says “Minimize Single Window Applications”. And you’re done.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.