setWindowTitle {utils} R Documentation

## Set the Window Title or the Statusbar of the RGui in Windows

### Description

Set or get the title of the R (i.e. RGui) window which will appear in the task bar, or set the statusbar (if in use).

### Usage

setWindowTitle(suffix, title = paste(getIdentification(), suffix))

getWindowTitle()

getIdentification()

setStatusBar(text)


### Arguments

 suffix a character string to form part of the title title a character string forming the complete new title text a character string of up to 255 characters, to be displayed in the status bar.

### Details

setWindowTitle appends suffix to the normal window identification (RGui, R Console or Rterm). Use suffix = "" to reset the title.

getWindowTitle gets the current title.

This sets the title of the frame in MDI mode, the title of the console for RGui --sdi, and the title of the window from which it was launched for Rterm. It has no effect in embedded uses of R.

getIdentification returns the normal window identification.

setStatusBar sets the text in the statusbar of an MDI frame: if this is not currently shown it is selected and shown.

### Value

The first three functions return a length 1 character vector.

setWindowTitle returns the previous window title (invisibly).

getWindowTitle and getIdentification return the current window title and the normal window identification, respectively.

### Note

These functions are only available on Windows and only make sense when using the Rgui. E.g., in Rterm (and hence in ESS) the title is not visible (but can be set and gotten), and in a version of RStudio it has been "", invariably.

### Examples

if(.Platform\$OS.type == "windows") withAutoprint({
## show the current working directory in the title, saving the old one
oldtitle <- setWindowTitle(getwd())
Sys.sleep(0.5)
## reset the title
setWindowTitle("")
Sys.sleep(0.5)
## restore the original title
setWindowTitle(title = oldtitle)
})


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