Many people use the minimization button to get applications and windows out of the way. In most cases, it is more effective to use the hide command to simply hide the app. Hidden apps can come back quickly and easily, and you won't mess the Dock with minimized windows. Today, you use tabs in windows and automatically save to easily quit and restart apps, meaning you should rarely need the minimize button.
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