This post is about how to enable the web page title display in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 windows title bar – as it was before with version 8.
Generally I like IE9. But removing the page title “<title>My Website Title</title>” in the windows title bar of IE9 is one of the greatest disadvantages ever in IE history. It leaves an useless empty space on top of the browser window.
But page titles are very important in the web: They are shown in search engines, define ranking, are some kind of headline for the visitors. With IE9 page titles are displayed in page tabs only, shorten in almost any cases. To see the title, I have to move the mouse to the tab, to display some kind of tooltip. Mhmmhmh….
Here is what to do, to get the page title back as it was with IE8:
1. Install this add on (you can hide it later on, no side effects 😉
2. Configure it to display the page title in IE9
3. Configure it to display no additional buttons. Then the (not useful) Quero toolbar disappears completely. But keep the add-on activated.
The web page title is displayed again in the windows title bar in IE9 as it was before with IE8.
Next question: Why the IE9 back-button is cropped and how to repair? 😉