Definition of iconify in English:


verbiconifies, 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.’
    • ‘When the smoothdock program is running, everything becomes iconified, except the pager for the virtual desktops, including running tasks.’
    • ‘Moreover, Celtic Kings iconifies badly, which is annoying for me because I'm always trying to do something in the background.’