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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space System 10.6
I quite often open a bunch of windows in one Space and minimize them, yet have the application open in another Space. This turns into a pain when I go to un-minimize the windows, as they then open in the Space in which they were minimized.

However, if you Command-click a minimized window in the Dock, it opens in the current Space, instead of its originating Space.

[robg adds: Based on my testing, this only seems to work in 10.6, so I've marked it as such.]
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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space
Authored by: astack on Oct 15, '09 07:52:41AM

Nice hint! This has been bugging me ever since I switched away from Desktop Manager to spaces.



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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 15, '09 08:01:55AM

This also works with minimized windows in Exposé. That means that if you have space jumping disabled, you can choose a window from a different space using application Exposé, which shows windows from every space in Snow Leopard, then click the window. The window will be selected but will jump back to the space that it was in. Then type Command-M, which will minimize the window in the other space. You can then do application Exposé again and command click on the window, which will now be small and on the bottom of the screen. It will open in the current space.

Nice hint!



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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space
Authored by: acaltabiano on Oct 15, '09 09:05:38AM

I'm not sure if the guy above me ^ is saying the same thing I'm about to say, but just in case anyone else finds my version easier to understand:

The windows will unminimize out of the dock into the CURRENT space — no matter where they were initially minimized from — when selected from Exposé. Since I have Hot Corners enabled I throw the mouse to a corner and pick the window out of the lineup at the bottom.

I find it's faster and typically better because this way, I get a larger preview to even FIND the right window, and hell, nothing's faster than a Hot Corner, guys ;-)

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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space
Authored by: Michelasso on Oct 16, '09 06:01:59AM

Whenever I command-click anything in the Dock, I get a Finder window open with the application I clicked selected. OSX 10.6.1. What am I missing??



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10.6: Un-minimize Docked windows in the current Space
Authored by: kachy on Oct 16, '09 10:34:06AM

I think the hint they're referring to here is command-clicking without the "minimize windows to application icon" preference selected in the pref pane (windows minimize to the right of the dock, as in 10.5). I'm not sure how to keep minimized icons in their current spaces using 10.6's new minimize to icon feature..



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