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I saw a post dated 2013 about WinSetTitle not working in Win7 64bit. No answer there for me.

I am trying to set the title of a window, the function returns success and the title is changed for about 50 ms and then reverts back to its original value.

#RequireAdmin makes no difference in operation.

I have tried using the handle, the title and the class to define the window. Operation is the same for all three ways.


WinSetTitle("Old Title", "", "New Title")

WinSetTitle("[Class:Class name]","","New Title")

WinSetTitle(handle,"","New Title")


All functions report success.

WinActivate("PxxCXpbHG", "Text")
WinSetTitle("PxxCXpbHG ", "Text","New title")

sleep (100)

MsgBox(0,"", $M1 & "  " & $M2) ;------------------> "New Title"  "PxxCXpbHG"

If I change Sleep to 50 , then it is "New Title", "New Title" so somewhere between 50 and 100 ms it gets changed back,but by what??

Thanks for any help in this matter.





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Works for me, what program are you trying to rename?



Edited by rcmaehl

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10 minutes ago, AutoitMike said:

Its a propitiatory inspection reporting program called HomeGauge.

You can download a trial version.


Work PC won't let me install it, I'll take a look at it tonight and see what's up.

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I think it might be futile to change the title bar text.

The title bar gets reset every time a new section is selected. I am going to have to get the authors of the program to put the value I need in the title bar.

Otherwise, I would have to have a program running in the background monitoring multiple instances of this program keeping the respective title bars updated.

What i am looking to do is to put the report number as an addition to the existing text or to replace what is in the title bar so that 2 or more reports for the same client produce unique window titles.



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Seems, this is a behaviour from the app you want to automate, which also uses a feature to change titlebar text. Use a adlib func with short time (maybe 50 ms) to set the text you need.

But title changing don't change the Hwnd returned from WinActivate. So i suggest read about:

  • Window Titles and Text (Basic)

  • Window Titles and Text (Advanced)

in helpfile. The Hwnd can be used for (all?) most Win* functions for example WinWaitActive. And each from your instances have his own Hwnd.

Edited by AutoBert

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Interesting function, Adlib. However, I just got a brainstorm.

Once ANY window is created in windows, under no circumstance, the window handle is duplicated, right ?

Once an instance of the application is opened, I can grab its handle, store it in my automation app. and use it to select the correct window when needed?



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