While surfing to a site within my company, the browser's title seems to be an error message.

In the taskbar, I can see the following:

TF400813: The user 'e387ba6a-0...

While using tasklist /V | findstr "TF", I can see the following:

TF400813: The user 'e387ba6a-09a6-4c12-8c76-6492ea8f582d\dominique.xxxxx

(I've blurred the letters of my family name for privacy reasons, but I can tell you that only five letters are shown, there seems to be a maximum of 72 characters.)

You can clearly see that not the entire error message is visible.

Does anybody know how (if possible) I can see the full window title?

My operating system is Windows-10.

Edit after some more investigation
The following PowerShell command doesn't work:

Get-Process | format-table id,name,mainwindowtitle -AutoSize

Most probably because the mentioned browser window is just one of several browser windows, and the Powershell command only shows the title of the mainwindow.

Thanks in advance

  • What did you mean by "the mentioned browser window is just one of several browser windows" ? can you elaborate a little and tell us which browser did you mean by ?
    – Hackoo
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 9:22
  • I'm working with Google Chrome, and apparently you can have different browser windows under the same process ID. When trying to find the title using the Powershell command, I just get one single result for that process ID, and it's not the one with that particular large title. When I close the window, shown in Powershell, I just get a default title, not the one I'm looking for.
    – Dominique
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 9:29
  • 2
    Is there a reason you don't use the browsers Inspect/Debug feature to look at the HTML of the page and find the title?
    – JPhi1618
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 17:48
  • you can always use khalifa attwood as dummy names. Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 4:52

3 Answers 3


You can try this:

tasklist /fi "WindowTitle eq TF*" /v /fo list

tasklist /fi "WindowTitle eq TF*" /v /fo csv

tasklist /fi "WindowTitle eq TF*" /v /fo list | find /i "TF"
  • The /fo list switch does it for me, thanks.
    – Dominique
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 10:44

Frame challenge: Press F12 in the browser to open the dev tools. The full contents of the title tag will be visible in the head section of the inspection pane.

  • 1
    …or even just Ctrl+U. The <title> element is rarely filled dynamically, and usually is amongst the first lines of the html.
    – Bergi
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 0:51
  • 13
    If you're using the browser Dev Tools, then it would be better to type console.log(document.title);, as that would display the title, even if it was dynamically set. Looking for a <title> in the <head> doesn't cover any time that it's set dynamically.
    – Makyen
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 1:19
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    In Chrome, ctrl-u shows the source. If you need access to the console, it is ctrl+shift+i. From there, you don't even need console.log. Just typing in document.title will resolve the DOM and show you its content.
    – Nelson
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 2:18
  • @Makyen setting the document.title will go as far as creating the <title> element, and as little as setting its text content. html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/dom.html#document.title
    – Kaiido
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 15:43
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    @Kaiido Yes, but if the HTML has more than one <title> element, then you're not guaranteed to find the one which the browser is actually using. Sure, there's not supposed to be more than one <title> element, but that isn't something which is guaranteed. I'd prefer to do a little more typing than spend time looking for something in the HTML, which might not be the thing I'm actually looking for.
    – Makyen
    Commented Nov 9, 2021 at 16:19

I don't know if this powershell script can answer or not your question for your case :

ForEach ($Browser in $ArrayBrowsers) {
    Get-Process $Browser -EA SilentlyContinue |
        Where mainwindowtitle -NE '' |
            select ID,name,mainwindowtitle | FT -AutoSize
  • Sorry for pulling back the "Accept", but the other answer, based on Tasklist, is more suited for my needs.
    – Dominique
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 10:43

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