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Old 03-26-2014, 05:46 AM
dionysus dionysus is offline
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Rename the Title Bar, not the tab

I'm using SecureCRT 7.1.3 and have found what I feel is a bug.

I connect to multiple sites where the servers have the same names so I need a way of differentiating them and it seemed like I had found the perfect place. There is an option in Session Options - Terminal - Appearance - Window to set the name of the Title Bar.

However when I enter a name here, it also changes the name of the Tab. This feels wrong as the Tab name should be coming from the name of the session.

I would like to have a way of showing a custom string (or Folder name) in the Title Bar when I select a session tab, without it changing the name of the session tab.

Consider the following simple hierarchy:
Site 1
Server 1
Server 2
Site 2
Server 1
Server 2
Site 3
Server 1
Server 2

When I am connected to all 3 "Server 1"s, I cannot tell which site I am on. It should be possible to show this somewhere separate to the tab name. And the Title Bar is an ideal place for it.

Yes, I could change each session name to include the site location but that makes the tabs longer which is counter-productive.

I have seen a feature request from 2010 which also appears to be looking for the same functionality: Feature Request - Forum Thread #5777.

In summary, I would like the Title Bar to change to a custom string or immediate folder name when I select each session tab, without the session tab name also changing. It should be possible to save this in the Session Options.

Thank you.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:52 AM
dionysus dionysus is offline
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Another option I have just thought of is to change the height of the tab and make it contain 2 rows: the top row would be the title bar (rename to whatever you think suitable) or folder name; and the bottom row would be the normal session name.

It should be possible to do this without making the tab so tall that it takes up precious screen space. A smaller font size for the upper row would help.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:45 AM
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Hi dionysus,

This would be a feature request. I have created a request to add the ability to change the title bar caption and the tab caption independently. Should we add this capability, we will post to this thread.

If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
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As a note, you are correct about the feature request in forum thread 5777 being the same.

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Old 09-11-2018, 03:32 PM
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Maureen Maureen is offline
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Support for setting tab and window bar captions independently has been added to a pre-beta version of SecureCRT. Please email me at Maureen.Jett@vandyke.com if you would like to try it.

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