Issue 17856 - ability to choose what is displayed in titlebar
Summary: ability to choose what is displayed in titlebar
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 11 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
: 20530 41116 105909 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-04 16:47 UTC by richlv
Modified: 2020-01-17 15:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.7
Developer Difficulty: Easy


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Description richlv 2003-08-04 16:47:02 UTC displays in titlebar current document's title. many users have asked me 
if it can't be changed to display filename, so i think there should be an option 
(it could be general or per application) that would allow a choice what gets 
displayed in titlebar. so far i can think of these two choices - document title 
and filename, but i guess later somebody might want other possibilities, too 
(like path</ or \>fname maybe ?)
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-08-07 09:31:59 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 lohmaier 2003-10-02 00:05:06 UTC
confirming, setting target-milestone to "not determined"
Comment 3 lohmaier 2003-10-02 00:09:40 UTC
*** Issue 20530 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 richlv 2003-10-27 11:39:03 UTC
additional idea to make sure it gets implemented better :)

this change should be reflected everywhere where now document title is 
used, for example, also in the prompt when unsaved document is closed 
etc (haven't found any other instance but probable there are some)
Comment 5 tberla 2004-09-28 16:22:18 UTC
I'm participating in a proof-of-concept study of oo at a large financial 
company. I believe this (admittedly minor) enhancement would have an impact on 
successfully converting large numbers of users from ms office to oo. These 
users will in most cases be opening existing ms office docs, which will usually 
have either inherited titles (e.g. template name) if created by "save as", or 
the first word of the doc for new docs.
Comment 6 richlv 2004-11-22 14:48:14 UTC
according to this post

"OOo2.0 will display the filename, not the title."

this issue probably will be less important, but it still would be nice to have 
such a choice :)
Comment 7 simonbr 2005-01-24 09:57:01 UTC
Would it be an option to show the title if the document title has been set, and
the file name if the document title has not been set?
Comment 8 richlv 2005-01-24 10:00:22 UTC
this is exactly as 1.x works - and the problem was word, inserting menaningless 
titles automatically (and peoplpe never really checked what is in the title), so 
that titles usually where "2" or the title of previous secret agreement ;))

so no, it should be an option to choose between title and filename (and if there 
is no name, _then_ fallback to 1.x behaviour and show filename)
Comment 9 ralphie 2005-01-24 11:19:32 UTC
Please don't add yet another preference for this. OpenOffice has already
about 500 of them, and it is much to hard to find anything in the options
dialog already. 

If you campaign for adding options like this one, please do the sensible thing,
and campaign for removal of other, less necesary options. There are lots of
Comment 10 richlv 2005-01-24 11:30:14 UTC
this question is raised again and again. i'm lazy, so i'll copy my view on this 

i personally like prefrences, though i understand that it might seem 
pretty overwhelming (especially for new users). i believe the most proposed 
version - separation of preferences - would be the best solution. a lot of 
applications are doing this (xine, opera (in next release), firefox and others), 
so we have examples.

it probably could be as a choice when a user first starts (in user 
preferences) - wether to present beginner, advanced or expert preferences.

i searched for an issue, but could not find one. i would hate to see options 
removed, flexibility is one of strengths, not weaknesses. additionally, 
requestion to remove an option just because another is added is similar to 
asking for removal of word count if pdf export is added (or something :) ).
Comment 11 peschtra 2005-01-25 02:48:31 UTC
*** Issue 41116 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 peschtra 2005-02-25 01:08:29 UTC
I would like to just add my support to adding this option.

I guess OOo has a lot of features/options, but why is this bad. OOo is 5+
programs in one, so you would expect this many options. A good word processor
alone should have 100+ options. This would also be true of each component. In
2.0, you can only see the options for that component while it is open while you
are in it, so the option issue might not be as severe.

If, the reason for the change is to emulate MS Word, then we should at least
make it so that the file extension doesn't show up.
Comment 13 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:53:17 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 14 oooforum (fr) 2020-01-17 15:28:47 UTC
*** Issue 105909 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***