Double-click the menu bar to minimize an application (OS X Lion)

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You can set up your Apple computer so that when you double-click the menu bar it minimizes the application. This is a huge time saver and is OS X does not do this by default.

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Click on the Apple icon in the top-left of your screen and select System Preferences.

Check the option

Check the option for "Double-click a window's title bar to minimize". Close the preferences window to save your settings.