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OS window title can't be set with session #921

ole-optiopay opened this issue Sep 7, 2018 · 2 comments

OS window title can't be set with session #921

ole-optiopay opened this issue Sep 7, 2018 · 2 comments


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I would like to set a constant title to the OS window kitty is using especially when using a session.
Unfortunately this doesn't work at all.
Even an empty session will make kitty stop showing the given title.
This works:

kitty --title=BLA --directory="~/.desk/desks" --detach

This does not:

kitty --title=BLA --directory="~/.desk/desks" --session=./empty.kitty --detach

My sessions intentionally don't contain any title commands.
It is much harder for me to find the right OS window (with Alt+Tab) if most of them show the name of my editor. Even the current file name would be much harder to scan for the important bits.

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So why not put the title in your session file? That way it will work and the full session definition will be contained in one place.

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ole-optiopay commented Sep 7, 2018

I use the same session file for many projects.
Only the directory they run in and the title is different.
Copying the session file for every project would be quite a pain (and error prone for changes).
And I would have to give every (inner) window the same title.

I use this to set up my development environment (instead of tmux).

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