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Rename taskbar buttons

Rename taskbar buttons
 
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If I have lots of browser windows open and lots of word processor windows open and lots of...etc

it would be nice to right-click a taskbar button and give it my own name

mapquest, Aug 22 2006

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       I hereby name this button "Geoff".
moomintroll, Aug 22 2006
  

       How it that going to help you if you name them all "[mapquest]"?
NotTheSharpestSpoon, Aug 22 2006
  

       One could probably do a pretty good job naming them automatically after document and application.
jutta, Aug 22 2006
  

       My taskbar shows the file name or application name if there is no file.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 23 2006
  

       I sympathize with [mapquest] because if you have files named "Company Sales Report 1", "Company Sales Report 2" and "Company Sales Report 3", the taskbar buttons cut off file name so you can't tell one button from another.
phundug, Aug 23 2006
  

       So, an option to display the titles backward?
half, Aug 23 2006
  

       That helps, but you could be even more complicated. Take all the names in all the labels. Find the words that they have in common. Abbreviate those words as long as you don't abbreviate different common substrings the same way.   

       Company Sales Report 1, 2, and 3 could turn into CSR 1, 2, and 3.
jutta, Aug 23 2006
  

       I was thinking about something similar, but more drastic: filter out everything that is common among the file names. Your way seems better suited to the real world.
half, Aug 23 2006
  
      
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