Minimized title change in WinXP..

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  1. Jay H

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    Is there a way to change the title displayed in a Minimized application in the taskbar? If I am running say TextPad (a nice text editor), it displays the first X characters in the path, which on a networked shared resource can be quite long, therefore it has no chance in hell in displaying anything useful. Is there a way to change that to display the last X characters and not the first X characters. X obviously changes based on the number of applications running.

    I believe, from a programming standpoint, it has to be done applicationwise but just wondering if there are any OS dependent options I can set, just in case. I did not find anything in any properties tab to do that.

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    I don't use textpad, but it probably uses the same info that is in the title bar on the taskbar. Have you tried asking in their forums how to change what appears in the title bar?

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    Yeah, I guess I could, but would like all my applications to do it, Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Powerpoint... Anybody know if they support this?

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    Ack, that "Full Path name" option only affects the document Tab thing (like firefox, you can open documents in new tabs or new windows) and it doesn't affect the minimized application in the Windows Taskbar unfortunately.

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