Title bar

The title bar is a bar located along the top of a window or a dialog box that displays the name of the window or software program being used. For example, as can be seen in the picture below the title bar gives the name of the program and document currently being edited.

Title bar on a window

Besides giving a description of the open program or window, the title bar can also contain other useful features. Below is a list of some of the functions of the title bar. Keep in mind that not all of these features are supported in all operating systems and programs.

Extra features of title bar

  1. Click and hold down the mouse button on the title bar to move the window around when not maximized.
  2. Double-clicking the title bar maximizes the window or sets the window into window mode allowing it to be moved around your screen.
  3. Windows 7 introduced several new advancements that also allows you to click and drag the title bar to any edge of any of the screens to make a window in that portion of the screen. Additional information about this can be found on our tip101 page.

Also see: Menu bar, Operating system terms, Title, Toolbar, Window