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Why some applications sometimes become not "minimizable" on OS X?

Why some applications sometimes become not "minimizable" on OS X?

Sometimes for unknown circumstances to me, some applications (like Firefox) lose the minimize button.

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Guest [Entry]

"I am not sure myself but a quick Google search reveals some interesting theories:

From MacRumors:

For some reason the OS seems to get
disconnected from the Dock and
disables the minimization. I haven't
found a cause yet but I usually find
that opening
/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app
and running: Code:

killall -HUP Dock

fixes it. The only downside is that
all windows which are currently having
issues will not suddenly start working
but all new windows will behave
properly."