Your name on the title bar!

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What's your thought over having your name displayed on TC's title bar?

- I like it and I don't want to see any change whatsoever!
49
15%
- I don't like it at all; get rid of it!
49
15%
- The best approach is to make it optional/configurable.
155
46%
- I'm not a fan but I respect and understand the licensing implications.
31
9%
- I don't really care to be honest!
46
14%
- Other (please make a post)
4
1%
 
Total votes: 334

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Hacker
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *Hacker »

Perplexer,
Here is a short AHK script that replaces your name in the title bar to anything you want, by default to Perplexer. It updates the title bar regularly, by default every second.

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#Persistent
#NoEnv

; Change the following two lines as desired
AppendTitleBarText = Perplexer
UpdateFrequencyInMs = 1000

WinGetTitle, TcTitleBarWithoutNameText, ahk_class TTOTAL_CMD
TcTitleBarWithoutNameText := SubStr(TcTitleBarWithoutNameText, 1, InStr(TcTitleBarWithoutNameText, " - ") + 2)

SetTimer, ChangeTCTitle, %UpdateFrequencyInMs%

ChangeTCTitle:
	WinSetTitle, ahk_class TTOTAL_CMD, , %TcTitleBarWithoutNameText%%AppendTitleBarText%
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *clifford_cooley »

I personally like having my name on the title bar. I'm not ashamed of showing registration ownership.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *clifford_cooley »

Hacker wrote: 2018-09-13, 21:29 UTC Perplexer,
Here is a short AHK script that replaces your name in the title bar to anything you want, by default to Perplexer. It updates the title bar regularly, by default every second.
So if someone wanted, they could program the system date and time into the title bar. lol
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

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When it will be fixed? Actual situation is completely inconsistent with GDPR. It is real problem in our company.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *Stefan2 »

p0k3m0n wrote: 2019-08-02, 08:18 UTC Actual situation is completely inconsistent with GDPR. It is real problem in our company.
Why that? Others should not know your name? I guess they already do :wink:



 
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

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p0k3m0n wrote: 2019-08-02, 08:18 UTC When it will be fixed? Actual situation is completely inconsistent with GDPR. It is real problem in our company.
There is nothing in the GDPR which doesn't allow a program on your PC to show your name.
Absolute nothing.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *p0k3m0n »

"There is nothing" - ye, right. You must say it to our legal department in headquarters on Isle of Man.

"Why that? Others should not know your name?" - exactly. It is sensitive data.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

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Still waiting when will make displaying your name optional.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

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iG0R wrote: 2020-01-09, 20:36 UTC Still waiting when will make displaying your name optional.
+1

The presence of license registration name in the program title bar should indeed be optional, IMHO!
Are there any ongoing discussions about this at all, or are we likely to not see any change in the related future?
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *HighDiver »

I recently got burned by this "feature" which presents a significant privacy risk to registered TC users.

If you ever include a screenshot in a forum/social media post, then you have to make sure that TC is closed or risk having your real name revealed - perhaps not such a big concern to those with very common names like "John Smith" but if you have a distinctive or unusual one, there is a much higher chance that other viewers could identify your off-line identity.

In my case, it was a screenshot of security software that listed open windows, their titles and window types. All too easy then to overlook TC with its user-betraying window-title. :(

Another example where this feature could result in user disclosure is with anti-cheat or similar software that scans and reports on window titlebars - Blizzards' Warden being an early example.

Now there are clearly users here who are quite happy posting under their real name and showing their details to all and sundry. However, the more prudent will be aware of the need to separate their online and off-line (real-life) identities for the simple reason that it prevents Internet trolls and other undesirables from taking their abuse into the real world. In some cases (reporters, civil rights activists) reckless disclose of their real identity could pose a risk to their life or liberty.

As such, I would like to join those calling for the removal of this feature. It offers no benefit for the risks it imposes on users.
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Re: Your name on the title bar!

Post by *Ansive »

So, I've been using TCMD for maybe over 10 years.
The whole name in the title bar stopped me from getting a license.
The FAQ mentions:
Q: Is it possible to register to an imaginary name?
A: As licence name we can only accept full names of individuals or companies / institutions. If we receive a strange or insufficient name, we reserve the right to decline or change it.
So, if I provide all my user info but select "register to Company".
Can I use a fictional name for the company?
Like, an online handle, or, at the very least an online handle + a company suffix. And would the handle need to be a valid for the country I am in?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legal_entity_types_by_country
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