Windows 10: Change taskbar items to display only filename not the program name

  1.    10 Dec 2015 #1

    Change taskbar items to display only filename not the program name

    some programs display the filename before the program name in the taskbar eg notepad and MSword2013

    some programs display the program name first eg powerISO + most others

    because my taskbar space is limited i need only the program name displayed next to the program icon.

    it is REALLY ANOYYING if i have several copies of the same program running at once and i can only see the program name in the taskbar

    how can i do this? please help
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       10 Dec 2015 #2

    Thanks for your question, interesting observation but I am not aware of any way to change this.

    The display on the Taskbar reflects what is seen in the windows Title Bar and this is controlled by the app itself.
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  3.    11 Dec 2015 #3

    there must be an easy fix to this in the registry. its hard to accept this cannot be altered easily
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  4.    5 Days Ago #4

    Taskbar displaying filename only

    Having a narrow (left hand side) taskbar space I managed to find a solution:
    Open any folder and go to ‘File’ at the top on the left hand side.
    Click on this and then click on ‘Change folder and search options’ (Also named ‘‘Options’).
    This displays ‘Folder Options’.
    Go to the ‘View’ section.
    Untick ‘Display the full path in the title bar’ on the fifth line under the ‘File and Folders’, and this should show just the program name next to the program icon.
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