In my Mac OSX Yosemite whenever a window is maximized to full screen the yellow minimize button becomes disabled, along with top menu's window/minimize option and the associated cmd+m shortcut. Is there a way to directly minimize a full screen window in a single step without having to first shrink it down with the green button?


No, because full-screening an app moves it to a different desktop. Use Ctrl-Left to get back to the main desktop, and Ctrl-Right to get back after that. If you're on a MacBook you can three-finger swipe left and right to accomplish this as well.

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