Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to enable minimize hotcorner on non-elementary distros. It is possible!!

Elementary doesn't have a minimize button by default, and that can be difficult to get used to since almost every other distro has a minimize button on the window controls.

Thankfully you can set a hotcorner to minimize the current window in Settings >> Desktop >> Hotcorners.

However, If you're not on elementary, you won't have the option to set a corner to minimize the current window, even if hotcorners are available to do other actions.

Until now...



To enable a hotcorner to minimize the current window in another distro, you just have to do the following:

1. Specify a keyboard shortcut in your System Settings for Minimize Window (eg: Ctrl+Shift+m).

2. Install xdotool;

3. Specify a hotcorner to Run a command;

4. Enter xdotool key Ctrl+Shift+m in the command box

Enjoy your hotcorner to minimize current window!!