How do you change a Project's name for directory based project

When using the directory based project (i.e. using the .idea folder) the project's name is automatically set to the name of the parent directory of the .idea directory. This is not always desirable. I typically have the following directory structure:

../projectA/mainline
../projectA/RB1
../projectA/RB2
../projectB/mainline
../projectC/mainline
../projectC/RB1

As a result, I have several project's named "Mainline" rather than "Project A - Mainline", "Project B - Mainline", etc. This particularly presents a problem in the Operating Systems's task bar buttons and in the alt-tab window when I have multiple project's open. I cannot discern which is which since they are all name the same.

I am not seeing a way to rename a project. Is this possible? If not, I can open a feature request JIRA.

Thanks,
Mark

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ProjectTitlePlugin solves the issue for me, but I would really like to be able to do this without having to install a plugin.

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See also / vote for:

http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-24810

Mark Vedder wrote:

When using the directory based project (i.e. using the .idea folder) the project's name is automatically set to the name of the parent directory of the .idea directory. This is not always desirable. I typically have the following directory structure:

./projectA/mainline
./projectA/RB1
./projectA/RB2
./projectB/mainline
./projectC/mainline
./projectC/RB1

As a result, I have several project's named "Mainline" rather than "Project A - Mainline", "Project B - Mainline", etc. This particularly presents a problem in the Operating Systems's task bar buttons and in the alt-tab window when I have multiple project's open. I cannot discern which is which sinc
e they are all name the same.

I am not seeing a way to rename a project. Is this possible? If not, I can open a feature request JIRA.

Thanks,
Mark

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