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The title of the Internet Explorer window consists of the page title and the Internet Explorer window title. This article describes how to add or remove a custom Internet Explorer window title.

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The page title is specified by the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) <TITLE> tag on the current page. For example, when you view a Web page with the following <TITLE> tag, "Welcome to Microsoft's Home Page" is displayed on the title bar of the Internet Explorer window:
<TITLE>Welcome to Microsoft's Home Page</TITLE>
The default Internet Explorer window title is "Microsoft Internet Explorer." However, the window title can be customized by Internet content providers (ICPs), Internet service providers (ISPs), or corporate administrators by using Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK). You can also manually customize the window title by editing the registry.

Customizing the Internet Explorer window title adds "provided by <your custom title>" to the default Internet Explorer window title as follows:
Page title - Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Custom title

Adding or Removing a Custom Window Title Manually

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

This section describes how to add or remove a custom Internet Explorer window title by manually editing the registry. To do this, use the appropriate method.

To Add a Custom Internet Explorer Window Title

Using Registry Editor, add a String value named Window Title to the following key in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
The data value is the title you want to appear on the Internet Explorer window.

NOTE: In Windows NT, the value should be of type REG_SZ instead of String.

To Remove a Custom Internet Explorer Window Title

Using Registry Editor, delete the following value in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Window Title
When you delete this value, "Microsoft Internet Explorer" becomes the default window title.

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Article ID: 176497 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 3.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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