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Re: Abbreviating path name in task bar tabs

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  • Subject: [mg119963] Re: Abbreviating path name in task bar tabs
  • From: Heike Gramberg <heike.gramberg at>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 05:00:54 -0400 (EDT)
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I have Mathematica 8 myself so I don't know if this works in 7 but you could try setting WindowTitle to
"ShortFileName" in the options inspection menu (in 8 you do this via Format > Option Inspector..., select
Global Preferences from left-most pull-down menu and search for WindowTitle).


On 1 Jul 2011, at 09:49, Zaph wrote:

> I'm working on several Mathematica files at the same time. The file tabs in the task bar display the whole path, which is too long, and I can't see the file names. Is it possible to abbreviate the path in the task bar tabs, and only show file names? See screenshot annotated in Skitch:
> Some other softwares like pdf viewer show file name, not the full path, which suggests that it's not an operating system problem, its a Mathematica problem.

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