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A possible fix for non-minimizable windows Desktop
I came upon a problem once of not being able to minimize windows into the dock. This problem occured several times and appeared to me to be random. I searched my guts out online trying to find an answer to my problem with no results. I even contacted Apple and still got nothing. So I just lived with it for a while. Whenever it happened, any window that was currently open would not minimize, but newly opened windows would. So I would just have to close whatever windows were open and re-open them, which was a pain.

Then one day I figured it out. The problem is caused by some programs that display full-screen and change the resolution, namely video games. Whenever I exit these types of program, the problem occurs. The fix I found was to open up any QuickTime movie, hit Command-F to go to fullscreen mode, then close the movie. After that, voila, the problem was solved.
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A possible fix for non-minimizable windows
Authored by: fitzage on Feb 01, '06 08:27:35AM

I hope you found your guts after you were done, because that would be a problem . . . :-)



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A possible fix for non-minimizable windows
Authored by: Brontojoris on Feb 01, '06 07:05:25PM

Thanks for the tip. I have had this problem too.



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A possible fix for non-minimizable windows
Authored by: Pedro Estarque on Feb 02, '06 04:12:32AM

I've heard this is a problem with front row, and the BezelServices.framework that it installs. But there is a fix, I think from apple that solves this



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