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Queries name of the frontmost window.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Process 4.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Process.FrontWindowTitle" { ; index } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
index Optional for Mac. Pass -1 to return number of windows. Else pass index from 0 to count-1 to query title of nth window. "" Optional


Returns window title.


Queries name of the frontmost window.
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Query title of focused window:

MBS( "Process.FrontWindowTitle")

Query on Mac number of Windows.

MBS( "Process.FrontWindowTitle"; -1 )

Query on Mac the second window:

MBS( "Process.FrontWindowTitle"; 1 )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 10th August 2020

Process.FrontProcessName - Process.GetCurrentDirectory