Re-titling a Mathematica Notebook Window

by Carson Reynolds

Mathematica’s manipulable interactive graphics can be built so quickly. This causes me to favor it for visualizations involving equations. However, other things are far too brittle, which might have something to do with the closed-sourced culture that produced Mathematica.

Suppose you want to have a new window title for a notebook you get from someone else or the Wolfram Demonstration Project. You started with another person’s code, but you’ve spent a lot of time modifying it and now it describes something entirely different. Before you try it, I’ll tell you that editing the notebooks with “Internal cache information” in a text editor is punished with infuriating warning messages and doesn’t work without further hacking.

Now that I’ve vented my spleen, here is a workaround to re-title the notebook it is pasted into:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], WindowTitle -> "Your Title Here"]