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Minimize Windows into Application Icon

If you are tired of open windows taking up space on the Dock, you can set OS X to minimize open windows into the application icon. This feature was introduced in Snow Leopard and continues in later versions of the mac operating system

1. Go to System Preferences.

2. Select Dock.

3. Check the Minimize windows into application icon checkbox.

minimize windows into application icon

4. Close the Dock window.

Minimized windows will now go to their assigned application icon on the dock. Right-click the icon to select from multiple open windows. The user can see which windows have been minimized as a diamond will appear next to their names within the contextual menu.

Remember that minimized windows can be easily seen using the Application Windows shortcut F10.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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