Change Window Title?

Is there a way to change the RM window title? I regularly use multiple windows on Linux and when switching back and forth, they all start with /home/blah, which is useless for identifying which one I want to switch to.

Thanks!

DZ

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Hello Daniel,

Is there a way to change the RM window title? I regularly use multiple
windows on Linux and when switching back and forth, they all start
with /home/blah, which is useless for identifying which one I want to
switch to.


No, the window title is not configurable. Would it be more useful if we showed
~/.../ instead of /home/blah/.... ?

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Dmitry Jemerov
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Is there a way to change the RM window title? I regularly use multiple
windows on Linux and when switching back and forth, they all start
with /home/blah, which is useless for identifying which one I want to
switch to.


No, the window title is not configurable. Would it be more useful if we showed
~/.../ instead of /home/blah/.... ?


Thank for getting back to me so fast Dmitry. From my perspective, the most useful thing would be to have only the project name in the window title. So something like:

"projectName - /path/to/current/file - JetBrains RubyMine 1.x"

Pretty much like you have it now, but just start with the project name, not the path to it, so that in the Linux task bar, window switch (ALT-TAB), etc, the project name is the first thing you see.

Thanks again!

DZ

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I'd support this suggestion of just showing the project name. The full path will show in the project window as the root element anyways.

One thing I was missing recently was a way to get details about the current file, details like size, file timestamp etc. If you add sth. like this for each node in the project window, you could even drop the full path for the root element there...

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This is an old request, but not resolved as far as I know.

I'd really like a way to customize what is in the window title.. I too use multiple copies of CLion (or other JB apps), and Expose or app switching is a real problem due to that. I currently have 3 copies of CLion, and it's a real bother each time I switch.

This could be configured with an option if you wanted to add that.

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We have a similar feature request on our tracker so could you please take a look and add your vote in case you find it related:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-255524

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You can customize the project name in `.idea/.name`, just put it as a string in that file.
Create the file if it doesn't exist.
Restart IntelliJ to have the change take effect.
I use it for example to distinguish different projects which are in fact different branches of the same VCS project.

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Solution of Peter De Maeyer works. The name of the file that is currently opened in the editor is appended to the project's name in the window title. If no file is opened in the editor then IntellIJ IDEA is appened. Would be nice to be able to choose to have only the project name.

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