5. Enable ‘Minimise on Click’
If you want to clicking on an application’s icon in the task list to open and minimise an app (how things work on Windows), Ubuntu can feel a little alien.
Unity will only open or focus an open app when you click an app icon — a behaviour which can be off-putting to new users.
Run the following command in a new Terminal window (
Ctrl + Alt + T) to enable click to minimize on Ubuntu:
gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true
Don’t like the command line? You can also adjust this setting in Unity Tweak Tool > Unity > Launcher).