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taskbar open windows shows url instead of window name

by cdm5899 / September 4, 2008 12:49 AM PDT

Since installing IE7 the open windows on the taskbar show the url instead of the website name. For example instead of showing 'Yahoo' it says Is there a way to change this?

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I checked here.
by Kees Bakker / September 4, 2008 4:46 AM PDT

With me, the text in the button on the taskbar is equal to the text of the window title (the text in the very top blue bar) and that, in turn, is equal to the title on the currently active tab and that, in turn, is equal to the text the website designer has put in the title tag of the page.

For that's <title>Yahoo!</title> (excerpt from View>Source). For this (XP) forum it's <title>Windows XP Forum and Discussion - CNET Forums</title> (same).

So ultimately, the website designer determines what you see on the taskbar.

Where does this scheme go wrong with you?


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narrowed it down a bit
by cdm5899 / September 4, 2008 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: I checked here.

I've narrowed this down to only seeing it when the site is a secure site (https). Could something in my firewall be causing this?

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So your example was incorrect.
by Kees Bakker / September 4, 2008 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: narrowed it down a bit

That doesn't help getting the right answers.

So I tried at my bank ( and clicked on Inloggen My (near the upper right corner). My url (in the address bar) went to https:, but tab title, windows title, and taskbar title kept their " beleggen, betalen ..." title, and that was exactly what their website designer design, because this is in View>Source:
<title> beleggen, betalen, verzekeren, hypotheken, lenen en sparen</title>

So I can't really reproduce your findings, unless they are inaccurately told a second time.
And may I note you didn't answer my simple question: "Where does this (4-stage) scheme break down with you?"


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