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How To Change IE 7 Window Title Text

Ever thinking of customize or change the IE 7 window title text, i.e. changing “Windows Internet Explorer” to something else?

E.g, replace IE window title text with the company name to impress customers who are using the Internet kiosks.

How to customize or change IE 7 window title text to the company name or something else.Or better still, impress your love with his/her name written on IE window title!

How to change or customize IE 7 window title text?

Here are 3 ways to do so, and each of them are applicable to Internet Explorer web browser running in Windows (if not Windows, what else?).

Double-click Windows Registry file

Copy these lines of Windows Registry file content to Notepad and save it with .reg file extension (Windows Registry file), e.g. Change-IE-Window-Title.reg in my case. Remember to replace “Walker News” with yours own text!
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Window Title"="Walker News"

Double click the Windows Registry file to customize or change the IE 7 title text.

If the Vista UAC is not tweaked or disabled, a Consent UI dialog box will pop up to ask for acknowledgement. Follow by is the Registry Editor’s warning message that said something like “Adding information can unintentionally change or delete values and cause components to stop working correctly.”

Edit Windows Registry window title key to customize IE window title text.

Just click YES button to proceed. Subsequently, open a new IE 7 browser and the window title text should have changed from “Windows Internet Explorer” to your customized text!

Registry Console Tool or Reg.exe command

Copy this line of Reg.exe command text to Windows Vista elevated Command Prompt window and press ENTER key:
(refer to “How to copy and paste text in Command Window”)
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" /v "Window Title" /t REG_SZ /d "Walker News" /f

Manually edit with Windows Registry Editor

1) Type regedit in Vista Instant Search and press ENTER to open the Windows Registry Editor.

2) Navigate the tree-structure at left pane with this path
HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

3) Look for “Window Title” Registry key at the right pane. Create a string value type of Registry key and name it as “Window Title” if it isn’t there.

4) Double-click the “Window Title” Registry key and enter the customize text that will appears in IE window title.

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