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Browser Title Basics

How to change the browser title for a top-level SharePoint site.

A lot of people like to change the too-generic "Home" that's the default browser title for the top-level SharePoint site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, and it's easy to see why.

Let's say your top-level SharePoint site is called "Intranet." When users add the site to their browser as a favorite or drag it to the Links toolbar, it would be added as "Home" instead of something more specific, like "SeattlePro Intranet."

Changing "Title, Description, and Icon" under Site Actions, Site Settings, Modify All Settings only changes the title on the Web page, not in the browser. To change the title from the default "Home" to something else -- for instance, "SeattlePro Intranet" -- follow these steps:

  1. Open the top-level site.

  2. On the homepage, click Site Actions, Edit Page.

  3. Click on the Page drop-down button and select Page Settings.

  4. In the Page Title and Description section, click in the Title box and change the title to the one you want. For this example, I'll change it to "SeattlePro Intranet."

  5. Click OK.

  6. Publish the page or exit out of the editing mode, depending on which template you're using. In my example, I used a MOSS template called "Collaboration," which is available on the Publishing tab when you create a site collection.

The new page title for the top-level site will now be "SeattlePro Intranet" in the browser. Also, when you add the Web page to the Links toolbar, it will now say "SeattlePro Intranet" instead of just "Home."

About the Author

Zubair Alexander, MCSE, MCT, MCSA and Microsoft MVP is the founder of SeattlePro Enterprises, an IT training and consulting business. His experience covers a wide range of spectrum: trainer, consultant, systems administrator, security architect, network engineer, author, technical editor, college instructor and public speaker. Zubair holds more than 25 technical certifications and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Information Systems. His Web site,, is dedicated to technical resources for IT professionals. Zubair may be reached at [email protected].


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