WinSetTitle

Changes the title of the specified window.

WinSetTitle NewTitle , WinTitle, WinText, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText

Parameters

NewTitle

Type: String

The new title for the window. If this is the only parameter given, the Last Found Window will be used.

WinTitle

Type: String, Integer or Object

A window title or other criteria identifying the target window. See WinTitle.

WinText

Type: String

If present, this parameter must be a substring from a single text element of the target window (as revealed by the included Window Spy utility). Hidden text elements are detected if DetectHiddenText is ON.

ExcludeTitle

Type: String

Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.

ExcludeText

Type: String

Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.

Error Handling

A TargetError is thrown if the window could not be found.

An OSError is thrown if the change could not be applied.

Remarks

A change to a window's title might be merely temporary if the application that owns the window frequently changes the title.

Window titles and text are case sensitive. Hidden windows are not detected unless DetectHiddenWindows has been turned on.

WinMove, WinGetTitle, WinGetText, ControlGetText, WinGetPos, Win functions

Examples

Changes the title of Notepad. This example may fail on Windows 11 or later, as it requires the classic version of Notepad.

WinSetTitle("This is a new title", "Untitled - Notepad")

Opens Notepad, waits until it is active and changes its title. This example may fail on Windows 11 or later, as it requires the classic version of Notepad.

Run "notepad.exe"
WinWaitActive "Untitled - Notepad"
WinSetTitle "This is a new title" ; Use the window found by WinWaitActive.

Opens the main window, waits until it is active and changes its title.

ListVars
WinWaitActive "ahk_class AutoHotkey"
WinSetTitle "This is a new title" ; Use the window found by WinWaitActive.