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Customize window bar label


I would like to have the ability to replace the window bar labels like “Editor”, “Schema Browser” and “Describe Objects” with the database name and/or alias for the given connection. IMO the icons clearly show you the type of window but when you have 20-30 of them across the screen it is hard to tell for which connection each button is associated. If I could label each button with the associated DB that would be great and make it much easier when switching between instances.


Toad has an option that may help. Right click on the window bar and enable the option to show only those buttons for the active connection. It’s not exactly the same as what you’re asking for, but this way you’ll know that every button on the window bar is for a window tied to the active connection or for a connection-less window.



I find that works well for me, but there is also options/Toolbars/Toolbars/Show connect string on Windows Bar. I think that might be what he’s looking for, but that eats a lot of button bar real estate pretty quickly.


Thanks for the suggestion but that does not work for me. I switch between windows and connections constantly and I don’t want to have to click on the connection before I can select the desired window for said connection. In fact I could almost do away with the connection bar. Toad 13.1 now has an option to use an alias for the caption but this only works for the connection bar and it still forces you to include the user. So they are getting close but not quite where I would like it to be.


Next beta will have options on window bar buttons for

  • No Connection Info
  • User@DB
  • User@Alias
  • Alias

That’s awesome!!! Will there also be similar options for the connection bar buttons?

How soon before that is added to the released version of Toad?

Thank you!!!


You'll be able to set it for window captions, window bar buttons, and connection bar buttons. Except "No connection Info" won't be an option for connection bar buttons, because then they'd be blank.

13.2 release date is not set yet, and I don't even have an estimate for you, sorry.


Sounds great – thanks for the info!!! Something for which to look forward.