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How do I stop "- Microsoft Internet Exlporer" in window title ?

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Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added to
the browser window title ?

eg, I want it to say:

My Website Name
and not
My Website Name - Microsoft Internet Explorer

I have added full stops (periods) but this looks messy:
eg, My Website
Name.............................................. ..............
Jul 20 '05 #1
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 15:21:17 +0100, Rob Evans <re**@hotmail.com> wrote:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added
to
the browser window title ?

eg, I want it to say:

My Website Name
and not
My Website Name - Microsoft Internet Explorer

I have added full stops (periods) but this looks messy:
eg, My Website
Name.............................................. ..............


The only way is to change it on the user's computer by rewriting a file
somewhere. So drive around and stop off everywhere to fix that.

Seriously, it's not something you can control.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Els
Neal wrote:
On Wed, 12 May 2004 15:21:17 +0100, Rob Evans <re**@hotmail.com> wrote:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being
added to the browser window title ?

Seriously, it's not something you can control.


Of course it is.
Just add a 'few' &nbsp; to your preferred page <title> ;-)

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Els
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Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #3

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Rob Evans wrote:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added
to the browser window title ?


Easy - use a different browser.

sherm--

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Jul 20 '05 #4

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On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:41:46 +0200, Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
Neal wrote:
On Wed, 12 May 2004 15:21:17 +0100, Rob Evans <re**@hotmail.com> wrote:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being
added to the browser window title ?

Seriously, it's not something you can control.


Of course it is.
Just add a 'few' &nbsp; to your preferred page <title> ;-)


How many? It'll eat up a lot of code - and it'll still be there, if only
shoved off right.

Point is, why bother? If the user notices at all that the brand is gone,
they may suspect that you have tinkered with their settings and hate you
forever. That's bad for business. usually.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Els
Neal wrote:
On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:41:46 +0200, Els <el*********@tiscali.nl> wrote:
Neal wrote:
On Wed, 12 May 2004 15:21:17 +0100, Rob Evans <re**@hotmail.com> wrote:

Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being
added to the browser window title ?

Seriously, it's not something you can control.
Of course it is.
Just add a 'few' &nbsp; to your preferred page <title> ;-)


How many?


Very many :-)
It'll eat up a lot of code - and it'll still be there, if only
shoved off right.
Invisible if you shove far enough.
Point is, why bother? If the user notices at all that the brand is gone,
they may suspect that you have tinkered with their settings and hate you
forever. That's bad for business. usually.


I didn't say it was a good thing to do, just that it is
possible. Anyway, I did put in a ;-) to make sure no one
would think I was too serious.

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Els
http://locusmeus.com/
Sonhos vem. Sonhos vo. O resto imperfeito.
- Renato Russo -

Jul 20 '05 #6

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"Rob Evans" <re**@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c7**********@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added to the browser window title ?

eg, I want it to say:

My Website Name
and not
My Website Name - Microsoft Internet Explorer

I have added full stops (periods) but this looks messy:
eg, My Website
Name.............................................. ..............


No. Nor should there be. Your users aren't counting on you to redesign their
software for them during the short period of time they happen to be looking
at your site.

Jul 20 '05 #7

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"Rob Evans" <re**@hotmail.com> wrote in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added to
the browser window title ?


Of course there is -- use a better browser.

Now, what was your question about HTML?
In other words, if you have questions about how to operate your
browser, you'll find a different newsgroup more appropriate.

--
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HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #8

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In article <c7**********@news7.svr.pol.co.uk>, re**@hotmail.com
enlightened us with...
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added to
the browser window title ?


Sure. Break in, go into the computer, and change the appropriate
registry setting. ;)

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Jul 20 '05 #9

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Rob Evans wrote:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added
to the browser window title ?


Use a different browser?

Seriously, this is a browser feature, and beyond your control as Web author.

--
Shawn K. Quinn
Jul 20 '05 #10

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The <TITLE> tag is HTML smart arse... I thought that there may have been
additional parameters available to it (eg, class or style) which may have
affected things. It appears that this is purely a browser related issue -
but how would I have known if I didn't ask the question? We can't all be
super brains.

If you have nothing to say other than to patronise and put people down then
don't bother saying anything.

Rob Evans.


"Stan Brown" <th************@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:MP************************@news.odyssey.net.. .
"Rob Evans" <re**@hotmail.com> wrote in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added tothe browser window title ?


Of course there is -- use a better browser.

Now, what was your question about HTML?
In other words, if you have questions about how to operate your
browser, you'll find a different newsgroup more appropriate.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Jul 20 '05 #11

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On Wed, 12 May 2004 22:09:48 +0100, Rob Evans <re**@hotmail.com> wrote:
The <TITLE> tag is HTML smart arse... I thought that there may have
been
additional parameters available to it (eg, class or style) which may have
affected things. It appears that this is purely a browser related issue -
but how would I have known if I didn't ask the question? We can't all be
super brains.


While I will say Stan's response doesn't count among his best, please
respect that we do expect you'll do a bit of research into the problem
before opening discussion here. (Unless you assumed this was a help desk.)

Here's everything there really is to know about <title>:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/...tml#edef-TITLE
Jul 20 '05 #12

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How am I supposed to post my replies in a newsgroup?:
http://allmyfaqs.com/faq.pl?How_to_post

Rob Evans wrote:
The <TITLE> tag is HTML smart arse... I thought that there may
have been additional parameters available to it (eg, class or style)
Those are attributes, not parameters. (Yes, that's pedantic, but since
you called someone else here a smart arse, you've opened yourself up to
yet more criticism.)
It appears that this is purely a browser related issue -
Of course, since the question was how to control the title bar in your
browser. This is not relevant to html authoring for the www.
If you have nothing to say other than to patronise and put people
down then don't bother saying anything.


Welcome to usenet.

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http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #13

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Ivo
"Rob Evans" wrote
Is there a way of stopping " - Microsoft Internet Explorer" being added to the browser window title ?


In your registry, look along the branch
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft|Internet Explorer\Main\Window Title
The value of that key can safely be deleted.
The effect of this will be limited to your IE browser only, but for each and
every website you visit.
HTH
Ivo
Jul 20 '05 #14

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> but how would I have known if I didn't ask the question? We can't all be
super brains.


How would you have known, you ask? Have you visited any sites where the
"Microsoft Internet Explorer" isn't displayed?
That should have been a clue.
Jul 20 '05 #15

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"John S." <j.***********@comcast.net> wrote in message news:<fXAoc.36603$xw3.2444543@attbi_s04>...
but how would I have known if I didn't ask the question? We can't all be
super brains.


How would you have known, you ask? Have you visited any sites where the
"Microsoft Internet Explorer" isn't displayed?
That should have been a clue.


All of them, in my case... the title bar *does* say "Mozilla" in it, though.

--
Dan
Jul 20 '05 #16

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