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change default text in taskbar icons

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Love DisplayFusion!

It would help me greatly to have the taskbar icons display the file's "Title" (from its Properties or Info), instead of the file name; and only display the name if there is no title.

Currently DisplayFusion does this with Word, but not with Adobe Acrobat DC Pro.

Context: my firm names every file, starting with the client name, then the court, then a descriptor. For instance, a file name might be "JohnsonJanet NDGA brief," or "JohnsonJanet NDGA reply brief," or "JohnsonJanet NDGA merit memo." When I have several Acrobat documents open, the text in the desktop icon for all of them is "JohnsonJane.…"

In Word 2016, I can go to File > Info > Title (which is blank by default) and enter, for instance, "reply brief NDGA JohnsonJanet." Then the text in the taskbar icon becomes something like, "reply brief ND…," which is what I need to find the document quickly.

But in Acrobat, when I go to File > Properties > Description > Title (also blank by default) and enter a custom title, it has no effect on the taskbar icon text. It remains "JohnsonJane.…" for all of the Acrobat documents I have open.

If I go to File > Properties > Custom > Name and enter a custom Name (confusingly, not the same thing as a Windows file name), Acrobat loses the custom name when I save the document. That could be a separate post on the Acrobat user forum.

I cannot just change the Windows file name, as our file name system is firm-wide.

I am hoping for a default-and-fallback behavior. That is, I would like the taskbar icon to show the Title if the file has one, and the file name if there is no Title.

Thanks very much for considering this request.
Sep 18, 2020 (modified Sep 18, 2020)  • #1
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com

Thanks for the feedback! We'll note this down and see if it's something we can look into.

If you are interested, you can open up Display Fusion Settings > Taskbar > and change the window preview style to either one of the "Preview Disabled..." options. It will disable the popup, but it will allow you to see the full file name rather then cutting it off.

Hope this helps!
Sep 21, 2020  • #2
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I will give this a try and post back about my experience. I appreciate the tip.
Sep 21, 2020  • #3
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