When a Running notebook in v10.4 is minimalized, on the taskbar it reads Running... Untitled-1.... For v11.3 it reads Untitled-1 * (Running)...

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How can I make this appearance of v11.3 be the same as it is in v10.4?


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I am not aware of any public interface to change this but you can play with:

With[{nb := EvaluationNotebook[], CV = CurrentValue}
 , SetOptions[$FrontEndSession
   , CellProlog :> (
       CV[nb, {TaggingRules, "titleCache"}] = CV[nb, WindowTitle]
     ; CV[nb, WindowTitle] = "Running... " <> AbsoluteCurrentValue[nb, WindowTitle]
   , CellEpilog :> (
       CV[nb, WindowTitle] = CV[nb, {TaggingRules, "titleCache"}]

Notice that the native "Running..." postfix is still there, ugly but will not be visible on a taskbar.

Additional problem that CellProlog and Epilog may already be set :/

  • $\begingroup$ Looks cool. Is there a way to make it default for all v11.3 notebooks, without evaluating your code every time? $\endgroup$
    – corey979
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 10:29
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @corey979 change $FrontEndSession to $FrontEnd. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 10:45

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