Keyboard Shortcut: Restore window from dock?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Schmoe0013, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2006
    Minneapolis, USA
    Quick question. I know the shortcut to minimize windows to the dock, cmd-m,
    but is there a shortcut that does the opposite, restores a already minimized window in the dock back onto the desktop?

  2. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2005
    How would the shortcut know what window to restore?
  3. zander805 macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2009
    They should make a keyboard command for restore:

    Command + R + 1 , 2 , 3, etc...

    I'm surprised this hasn't been done already.

    Also, I use Exposé and have my upper left corner programmed to "All Windows" and if I minimize something and put my mouse in the upper left corner of my screen, I won't bring up the minimized window. I think it should also bring up minimized windows.

  4. mslide macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    This is exactly why I switched to hiding windows (cmd-h) instead of minimizing them. That is, cmd-tabbing doesn't bring them back up when they are minimized but will pop them back up when hidden. Now, I hardly ever minimize windows but I'm hiding them constantly.
  5. Jongewehr macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2009
    good idea

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