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Chapter 4. How to use the Finder Windows > Minimize a window (yellow button)

Minimize a window (yellow button)

When you minimize a window, you send a tiny icon of that window down to the Dock, on the right side of the dividing line. Whenever you want to see that particular window again, you can open it straight from the Dock.

Exercise 1:

  • Single-click the yellow button to minimize the window, which sends the window down into the Dock, as shown below.

    Or double-click in the title bar.

    When a window is minimized, it floats down into the Dock as an icon, out of the way until you need it again. When you want it back, simply single-click on its icon.

Exercise 2:

  • To open a minimized window, single-click on its icon in the Dock.

Fun-But-Useless Tip: To minimize an open window in slow motion, hold down the Shift key when you click on the yellow button or when you click on a window icon in the Dock.


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