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This is a really silly and stupid question, but is there a way to change the text of the titlebar for a Wine window (or any window for that matter)? It's sort of bugging me that it says "Default - Wine desktop" instead of the name of the game I'm playing.

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If it's really a 'silly and stupid question', do I bother to read any further? On the other hand, it's a short question. I might read it anyway. [Hint: I don't think this is a good way way of starting off a question] – pavium Nov 22 '09 at 23:30

There is a registry key for it:


Change Desktop key value to TITLE, then go into Desktops and rename the key name default to TITLE.

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Many KDE applications have the parameters --caption and --title. For example, using Kwrite:

kwrite --caption "Cake"

caption will have the titlebar read Unititled — Cake

kwrite --title "Cake"

will read just Cake

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What does this have to do with Wine? – BCable Nov 22 '09 at 23:25
Your question included the text "or any window for that matter", in parenthesis. Which I took to mean, any window. – SleighBoy Nov 22 '09 at 23:55
I meant any as in a method to change any application's title. – BCable Nov 23 '09 at 0:21
You question is not clear on that point. You can avoid the whole issue by unchecking "Emulate a virtual desktop" option in the Graphics tab of winecfg and let apps use your X window manager. – SleighBoy Nov 23 '09 at 3:36
Which doesn't work in a lot of programs. – Macha Nov 27 '09 at 18:08

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