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    Show name of file in title bar (or somewhere)

    Hello!

    It seems I'm of an age where my memory (rather, lack of) is becoming an issue!

    i.e. I'm working on an existing .txt file in gedit. Gedit is full screen. Nowhere on the screen is there any indication of the name of the file I'm working on.

    It's probably a simple setting but I've no idea where to look.

    What do I need to do to 'make' programs show the name of the current file?

    Tim

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    Re: Show name of file in title bar (or somewhere)

    Just made a test on my gnome-shell on xorg session: opening a file with gedit is displaying the file name 'centered' on the top bar. In the right corner, click on the 'settings' icone and select 'preferences'; there you get 4 tabs with optin options.
    Looks to me the file's name is a builtin default option (but i can be wrong)

    Can it be you does not see it because of the selected theme ? (same colors for the bar background and the file name)
    Last edited by dino99; May 18th, 2018 at 01:44 PM.

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    Re: Show name of file in title bar (or somewhere)

    @dino99 Thanks for prompt reply.

    Got it! I'd played with the options in 'System Settings>Apperance>Behaviour' and selected Menus visibility - Always visible. Didn't realise that would hide the file name (complete with path).

    Many thanks.

    Tim

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