verb (iconifies, iconifying, iconified)[with object] Computing
Reduce (a window on a screen) to a small symbol or graphic representation of itself so as to make room on the screen for other windows.
- This tool can be handy for long-running tasks; substitute the program name for the sleep command, and it will iconify the window, do the work and get back in your face when it's done.
- Windows belonging to the same Window groups can be iconified, killed, moved and shaded all at the same time.
- They provide the facility which allows you to move your windows around the screen, iconify and maximize them, and kill off those applications which just refuse to go away.
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