Today’s Computer Word

Title Bar

written by Shan M Saleem


Bar located along the top of a window or a dialog box that displays the name of the window or software program being used. For example, as can be seen in the picture to the right, when visiting a web page in a browser the title of that page will be shown in the title bar, in this example it’s “Computer Hope’s free computer help” title of its home page.

Besides giving a description of the open program or window, the title bar has several other useful features. Below is a list of some of the functions of the title bar. Keep in mind that not all of these features are supported in all operating systems.

  1. Click and hold down the mouse button on the title bar to move the window around when not maximized.
  2. Double-clicking the title bar will maximize the window or set the window into window mode allowing it to be moved around your screen.
  3. Windows 7 introduced several new advancements that also allows you to click and drag the title bar to any edge of any of the screens to make a window in that portion of the screen. Additional information about this can be found on our tip101 page.

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