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I am an OS X user at home, and now the PC I use in my new job is running Vista.

What I miss from OS X is that I used to double click the title bar to minimize a window, but now that leads to maximize instead. Is there an easy to change this behavior in Windows Vista?

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Sounds like a job for AutoHotkey. :)

Here is a script for Window Shading, rolling a window up to its title bar.

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AutoHotkey seems like to be a solution. Does anyone know any script doing the function I wanted? –  deddebme Dec 3 '09 at 14:40
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I'm sure you'll be more than interested in this forum thread: autohotkey.com/forum/topic16364.html –  Snark Dec 3 '09 at 14:49
    
Hmm, @Snark, now you have me thinking... I use double-clicking on the title bar constantly, for maximizing/restoring windows. But, this would be very useful for me if I hooked it up to, say, a single middle-click on the title bar. <MrBurns>Excellent...</MrBurns> –  JMD Dec 3 '09 at 22:04
    ~LButton::
   If (A_PriorHotKey = A_ThisHotKey and A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 500) {
      WinMinimize A ; minimize windows
   }
Return

Try this Autohotkey script :)

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It still has problem with this script . i'll rewrite it this afternoon :) –  nXqd Feb 26 '10 at 5:16

You can use WinRoll to make a window roll into its title bar, send it to the back or make it stay on top. Minimize, maximize or close all visible windows, including minimizing to the tray area.

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WinRoll is freeware.

Pitaschio will also add this feature.

Open Setting of Mouse shortcut in the main window, in the section Title Bar you can assign Roll Up/Down or Minimize to a variety of mouse actions (although 'double click' is not included).

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Pitaschio is freeware.

If you want it done via 'double click', then Actual Window Manager does exactly what you want (and a LOT more :)

Window Settings > Default Settings > Rollup

Check the box Via title bar double-click

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Or go to Window Settings > Default Settings > Minimzing and take your pick from a plethora of options.

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Actual Window Manager is shareware, try before you buy.

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the request is about minimizing, not rolling it up! :-) –  Snark Dec 3 '09 at 16:19
    
duly noted and edited my post accordingly :) –  Molly7244 Dec 3 '09 at 18:11

I agree, changing habits isn't my priority since I have been using mac for over ten years. I was given a new mac mini and now I have to find that little yellow button time and time again and it is a real drag. Why would they change it? I can't think of any reason.

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@Natalie, please read the FAQ and note this is not a forum. Thanks! (As an aside, in Mac OS X the double-click behaviour is a preference in System Preferences, Appearance.) –  Arjan Feb 26 '10 at 7:51

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