Minimizing Scripting Terminal

I might have been mistaken, but this option is not available under Linux is it? Makes developing tools a lot easier - I might want to go back to editing with vim anyways but for smart, small, quick tools the terminal/editor is great.
If it’s just that I had renoise running in fullscreen mode, which could make the difference, please let me know.
I’m running Ubuntu 12.04 with that annoying unity interface. It’s gonna get replaced soon. ;D