The Yellow Button

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by mkrishnan, May 4, 2004.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #1
    Sorry this is a newbie-ish question, but I'm just now coming to appreciate the subtle differences between minimizing an app to the dock (with the yellow button in the title bar) and hiding it (by holding down the mouse button on the dock picture). It seems to be a big advantage of hiding windows that when you alt-tab to them, they re-appear, whereas minimized windows stay minimized even when you focus on them with alt-tab, until you click on them in the dock.

    Ist there any utility or way to make the yellow button hide windows instead of minimizing them?

    Or am I missing some elegant aspect of how this is supposed to work? :)
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    #2
    Instead of holding down the mouse button on the dock, you could apple-H, and hide it that way. Works best for me anyways.

    If you find a utility to hide window using the yellow button let me know, I like that idea...
     
  3. bellychris macrumors member

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    I like hiding windows instead of minimizing them also. What I did is assigned my mouse to hide the app. I use a Kensington Wireless mouse and have it set so if i hit the left and right mouse button's at the same time they will hide the current app.
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    #4
    I wd love that feature/hack..i never use minimize anyways..

    also, option and clicking an icon in dock wd hide it too..

    cheers

    edit: just googled it..there is an app fr that :) windowshade x..fr 10 bucks..its worth it though..i m gettin it right now :cool:
     
  5. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wow! I didn't see that in my googling. I'm gonna check it out too. Thanks, abhishekit!

    I didn't even notice the "make transparent" feature the first time I saw their webpage. Now that's sounding good. Ghost themed desktop with way too many transparent windows, anyone? :D
     
  6. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

    DreaminDirector

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    I actually use Windowshade (it's from Unsanity.com) and I love it, especially on my 12" powerbook. It has a feature that I thought was totally cool called "minimize-in-place" which shrinks the window to about the size of when it's in the dock but it's on the desktop! It's also highly customizable. I would really recommend trying it out.
     
  7. thejazzman10 Guest

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else not minimize windows?? i just use expose!! :D
     
  8. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I use Expose too, but there are some things I like to be running in the back, but use rarely enough that I don't care to see them, or sometimes I use windows covering part of the screen and want to be able to see bits of the desktop.

    Anyway, here's the Ghost look...it's more confusing than gangsta, but I thought it was an interesting idea.... (iSync, iCal, Ad Bk, running behind Safari) :)
     

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