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.
- Click and hold down the mouse button on the title bar to move the window around when not maximized.
- Double-clicking the title bar will maximize the window or set the window into window mode allowing it to be moved around your screen.
- 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.