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Sharepoint Customization - Browser title bar and breadcrumbs

  Asked By: Sondra    Date: May 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4142

I just did a clean install of SharePoint and I notice that for my site
collections, in the title bar of the browser, it says "home". I went
to 'page settings' for the root page and was able to change the title,
but it did propagate to all of the pages within the site collection.
So the root page in my site collection says the right title, but any
pages below it say "Home - {page name}".

To further complicate things, I decided I would create myself a test
page. I notice that the breadcrumbs is based on the URL and not
whatever I title the page. So if I create a new page under
{servername}/pages/ called 'mypage', the navigation is '{servername} -
Pages - mypage'

Is there a way to change this without me having to create my own class
control and implement it into the master page AND without having to
use SharePoint Designer/Visual Studio?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Baiju Hoskeri     Answered On: May 05

go to your main page  and select site  Actions > under Look and Feel
select > Title, Icon, Description. change  the title  and save. This
will change the bread crumb for the entire site.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: May 05

MOSS does NOT work like 2003. The title  bar displays the path of the
file, not what is put into title or description through site  settings.
You can change  the title of some pages  (depending on the template) by
using the publishing bar  that appears when editing the page. On the far
left, click on the page  button and choose Page settings. This is
different from what you get under Site Actions. Changing the name under
this Page settings  area will make it change on the title bar but you
have to do it to every page you create  (and only the top page of a site;
pages under that don't let you do it).

We are looking into a way to do this programmatically because manual
changes to every page simply won't be possible. Some templates don't
have a Page Settings button so you are stuck with path names instead of
titles. We're a fairly small farm - I can't imagine how a large farm
is handling this.