Change the Window Title on Internet Explorer

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Introduction: Change the Window Title on Internet Explorer

This Instructable will show you how to change the window title (Title Bar) on Internet Explorer. For example, you could make it say "(Web Page)- Hello" or anything else. It worked for me on Vista and XP

P.S. Don't try anything too long. If the character count passes the limit, IE will just display "(Web Page)- Windows Internet Explorer" And No, I didn't make this up. i saw it somewhere on the web, and at the time of posting there were no other Instructables showing you how to do this.

Step 1: Open RegEdit

To open the Registry Editor (RegEdit), open the start menu, and click Run.
Then type "regedit" (No quotes), and hit OK.

Step 2: Get to the Internet Explorer Files

In RegEdit, open these folders (In order):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Microsoft
Internet Explorer
Main

OK, if it looks like the last screen shot below, you're in the right spot.

Step 3: Making the New String Value

Right click anywhere and click
New
String Value

Name the value (without the quotes):
"Window Title"
Once you've named it that,click somewhere else, then double click on the string value you just made.
In the box that comes up, write whatever you want. This will be the new title. Remember, if you make it too long, IE will not show it.
Click OK and close ReEdit.

Step 4: Show It Off!

Have fun scaring your friends, promoting other browsers ('cuz IE sux), or in any other creative fashion. Please, comment on my instructable, tell me how to make it better.
Have Fun with this "trick"!
Hope you like it!

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    21 Discussions

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    CodeKid1001
    CodeKid1001

    9 years ago on Step 4

    duz it work in vista? i tried it but nothing

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    DeadEngineer
    DeadEngineer

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Hey, I'm new to instructables (viewer, not poster), and I was wondering if you could do something like this, but for Mozilla Firefox. I mean, yeah, this is great... but I use Firefox more than IE.

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    cool!
    cool!

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    I too use firefox as my main browser; This may be possible but I sadly do not know how. Sorry, but welcome to instructables!

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    DeadEngineer
    DeadEngineer

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    Well, thanks for trying, anyways. I hope somebody out there finds out how to do it.
    Thanks ;

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    Thundertydus
    Thundertydus

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    First, smash the monitor and set it on fire Second, kill yourself for buying a mac

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    dombeef
    dombeef

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    But arent macs better then winblows?!!

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    Derin
    Derin

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Why not FF?Why did you make me not want you?You won't be my fav anymore.Sorry.

    written by Derinsleep

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    cool!
    cool!

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm... That came out a bit garbled. I guess FF is firefox, but I didn't really understand the rest. Do you mean "Why can't you change the title on firefox? PS if you mean at the end that firefox is better, I like it better too.

    0
    cool!
    cool!

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Hahah looking back on my reply, I guess it sounded really stupid and immature. Sorry!

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    salomon1996
    salomon1996

    11 years ago on Step 4

    can you do it with other web browsers?

    0
    cool!
    cool!

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Not that a know of. Sorry!