In previous Ubuntu Unity Launcher’s auto-hide behavior there’s a ‘dodge windows’ option. This feature’s dropped from Ubuntu 12.04 Unity.
damianatorrpm has created a couple patches that will revert the Canonical changes and re-add the behavior back to the source. The patch was applied to the latest release of Unity 5.12.0 also with the ability to be able to click a program’s icon on the Launcher and minimize/unminimize that window.
If you prefer the Launcher feature ‘dodge windows’ and ‘click launch icon to minimize/unminimize window’, you can install this custom build from ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped:
NOTE: If you used the alternative method originally, please remove ~/.compiz-1 and the ‘staging’ folder before using the PPA method.
Open up a teminal window and add the PPA repository:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped
Then do update system:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Now you’re done. In next login launch Compizconfig Settings Manager(
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager), ‘dodge windows’ option is back in Unity Plugin’s configuration page.
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