Any way/application to click on application icon in dock and minimize?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by TheArgonaut, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. TheArgonaut macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    Hi folks. I'd like to know if there is some way to setup being able to click on an application icon in the dock and have it minimize/hide by doing so. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
  2. xspicer89x macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Well you can always right click on the dock icon and hide it like that. not sure if this helps but you can try bettertouchtool (free) and assign specific touch gestures to window management functionality. For example, I have it so when I touch the bottom center of my touchpad it minimizes the window under my cursor, and I also have the top center of my touchpad set to close the window. Its much easier than having to scroll up to the corner (and i'm guessing this is why you want a dock option?)
  3. TheArgonaut thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    I hear you. I'd like to be able to just click on it once in the dock to open it then click on it again to close it. No menus involved would be ideal. Thanks.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The dock doesn't quite work that way, as you may have many other choices (depending on the particular app.)
    Certainly you can just click on the icon to launch the app.

    The key is the right-click. You also get the menu if you just click and hold the icon in the dock - no right-click is usually needed - and choose what you need from the menu.
    That menu gives you all the choices. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Command-H to hide the app in front, etc.
    There could be a third-party utility that allows you to re-direct the default action when clicking on the Dock icons, but I haven't heard of that as a feature.

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