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Name in Window Title Bar and IE 7 Tab

  Asked By: Anderson    Date: Nov 21    Category: MOSS    Views: 4255

In my 2003 installation, SharePoint displays the name of the portal and
then the page I'm on both in the title bar and on the tab in IE7. In my
2007 installation, all I see is "Home" for every single site in both
places. Did we miss something during setup? How can I fix this?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gwendolyn Acosta     Answered On: Nov 21

That is expected behavior of MOSS, no problem in installation.

Expected behavior: Home -[ Site name]

You can add hidden JS for changing the Title of the window.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kyle Hernandez     Answered On: Nov 21

But, that is not what it is doing. Every site is just "Home" - not
"Home - Intranet" or "Home - Development". Just Home. Surely, that
can't be what was intended? It is terribly confusing. 2003 didn't do

Since I'm not the developer, where do I ask him to put JS? In the
master page?

Answer #3    Answered By: Kedar Phule     Answered On: Nov 21

The title  of the page will appear in the title bar  and as the default
name of a favourite. The default title of the home page of a site
(default.aspx) is "Home", so every new site will have that in the
title bar. The site owner can change this in the page properties and
(when the page is published) the new title will then appear in the
title bar.

Answer #4    Answered By: Chanel Gaines     Answered On: Nov 21

Every site has a unique name and that name appears in the banner within
the page but not on the tab  or the title  bar of the IE 7 window. If you
are talking about the title and description as entered under site
settings, we have done that. It isn't working. I tried it Firefox and
the same thing happens - all windows and all tabs just say "home".

How can I fix it?

Answer #5    Answered By: Timmy Whitney     Answered On: Nov 21

Sorry if this duplicates my reply, but I got a non-delivery message when
I entered this through the Yahoo web interface in the group.

It is the page title, not the site title, that appears in the browser
title bar  etc. The default page title  for the home page of a MOSS site
is "Home". To change it:
* edit the page
* From the Page drop down menu on the page editing toolbar, select Page
* On the Page Settings screen, the top section is where you specify the
URL Name, Title and Description of the page. What you enter here as the
Title is what will appear as the title in the browser.

It needs to be part of the standard procedures for the owner of a new
site to change this from Home to something meaningful.

Answer #6    Answered By: Harihar Sonnad     Answered On: Nov 21

after a lot of research, we have discovered something really
stupid. The title  bar is picking up the path of the file for any page
under the home page of a site. Instead of the title bar  saying
"Intranet Home - Applications", it is saying "Page - Apps". That's the
path, not the title.

When you go to "page settings" on a page under the home page of a site,
it doesn't matter what you put in there. The title bar is reading the

We are looking into a script or control to force it to do the right

Answer #7    Answered By: Deven Gajjar     Answered On: Nov 21

The value of Home is set in the ONET of the site template. The title
property of the module/file node references a resx file. From what I
was able to determine I couldn't dynamically change the value of the
title in the ONET so I wrote an event handler that on ItemAdded checks
to see if the item is the welcome page and if it is it renames the
title of the page to the title  of the site. That way when you are on
the welcome page for the About section of the site the title bar  says
about instead of home. If you want to add the name of the site
collection I would add that to the masterpage.

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