Add minimize on click feature to unity precise and trusty

PPA description

This allows minimize application's windows upon clicking its launcher icon.
 /* Behaviour:
   * 1) Nothing running, or nothing visible -> launch application
   * 2) Running and active:
   * -> if 1 window open -> minimize
   * -> if 2 or more windows open -> spread application
   * 3) Running and not active -> focus application
   * 4) Spread is active and different icon pressed -> change spread
   * 5) Spread is active -> Spread de-activated, and minimize all windows
   */
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/733349
For 14.04 trusty:
A patch that is in the description of this bug was applied to unity 7.
The patch wasn't written by me. This is the original patch: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/733349/+attachment/3573380/+files/minimize.patch
Thanks to contributor (comment #322 at that bug) for sharing this solution.
But i made a few small changes. This is the patch i've applied: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76369534/unityminimize.patch
For 12.04 precise:
Unity revamped patch applied. Thanks to Isaac Joseph. For details: https://launchpad.net/~ikarosdev/+archive/unity-revamped

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:zxcq14/minimize-unity-7 to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zxcq14/minimize-unity-7
sudo apt-get update
        
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zxcq14/minimize-unity-7/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/zxcq14/minimize-unity-7/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
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Fingerprint:
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unity 7.1.2+14.04.20140314-minimized (Newer version available) mehmet.nural (2014-03-14)
unity 5.21.0+minimized mehmet.nural (2014-02-26)
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