Small Feature Request: Trim "Administrator"

2009-02-12
2013-06-12
  • Raymond Bennett

    Raymond Bennett - 2009-02-12

    In Vista+, when you open an administrator command prompt, it shows "Administrator: WINDOWTITLE". Because of the tabs, all I really see is Administrator, and I was wondering if
    1. We could have an option of removing the Administrator text
    2. We could color Administrator tabs in a different color?

    Thanks

     
    • Kirill

      Kirill - 2009-02-14

      > 1. We could have an option of removing the Administrator text
      Unfortunately, it will break the design IMHO. As a weak attempt to be more helpful, have you tried playing with Settings -> Appearance -> "Use tab titles" and "Use console window title"?

      2. We could color Administrator tabs in a different color?
      There is almost no point in doing that. Because there is a good chance that all the tabs share the same user. This is only a theory [and my experience with multiple tabs, but all of them are cmd.exe]. It's also kind of difficult to do. How do I know when to remove the "Administrator:" and when not? I can't just strip of "Administrator:" from the title because it may be there as a result of the following command, executed from cmd.exe:

      title Administrator: Console

      Do you have any reference to a doc that explains how to figure out whether the cmd.exe is launched as Administrator? That might help.

      Thanks!

      --
      Kirill.

       
      • Lee Doron

        Lee Doron - 2009-02-24

        I just added to my Tracher artifact (2547030), which also asks for #1. Basically: give us the option, and if we enable it, we are asking that the prefix always be removed, even if it's the result of an explicit "title" command. Thanks!

         
    • Kirill

      Kirill - 2009-02-14

      Just realized that the part, starting with "It's kind of difficult to do" applies to the item 1.

      Sorry about the confusion.

       
    • Miwa

      Miwa - 2009-02-23

      In my custom build for my Vista64 machines I just searched for "Administrator" in the window title and replaced it with "*". 

       

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