> The posters above made me think about one thing though.. Hiding windows is > used for two slightly different purposes. > A) To avoid filling the screen with windows. Hiding is more of a workaround > than a solution to this. If we get better tools for using workspaces this > problem might be eliminated, thus reducing the need for a hide/minimize > button. > B) To hide windows that are only occasionally required, for example a music > player or an IM conversation. Maybe this be solved in some better way too? > To me it's essential to be able to hide these kind of background services. > One possible idea would be to stick the music player on a separate workspace > and close the IM windows instead of hiding. > C) Moving multiple windows from one workspace to another without drag > switch to workspace #2 > drop > revert to workspace #1 > repeat n times. Not that this is done often, but just to complete the list :-P Here's an alternative idea: what if double-click will not hide the window but minimize the window to just the yellow tab. That means it still remains visible but reduces to just a draggable yellow area. It will help prevent new users from getting lost when their active window suddenly starts playing hide-and-seek with them. One condition I have, though, is that it should still be possible to hide a window some way or another (like it is possible in OSX through the Dock or CMD+H). Oh by the way, for the OSX users: try doing shift + double-click some time. It will minimize a window... very... slowly. Also works for reopening it. Ugh talking about needless eye-candy.