Command List

Changes the title of the specified window.

WinSetTitle, NewTitle
WinSetTitle, WinTitle, WinText, NewTitle [, ExcludeTitle, ExcludeText]


NewTitle The new title for the window. If this is the only parameter given, the Last Found Window will be used.
WinTitle The title or partial title of the target window (the matching behavior is determined by SetTitleMatchMode). If this and the next 3 parameters are omitted, the Last Found Window will be used. If this is the letter A and the next 3 parameters are omitted, the active window will be used. To use a window class, specify ahk_class ExactClassName (shown by Window Spy). To use a process identifier (PID), specify ahk_pid %VarContainingPID%. To use a window group, specify ahk_group GroupName. To use a window's unique ID number, specify ahk_id %VarContainingID%. The search can be narrowed by specifying multiple criteria. For example: My File.txt ahk_class Notepad
WinText 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 Windows whose titles include this value will not be considered.
ExcludeText Windows whose text include this value will not be considered.


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, WinGetActiveStats, WinGetActiveTitle, WinGetText, ControlGetText, WinGetPos, WinSet


WinSetTitle, Untitled - Notepad, , This is a new title

; Alternate:
Run, notepad.exe
WinWaitActive, Untitled - Notepad
WinSetTitle, This is a new title  ; Uses the window found above by WinWaitActive

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