# Get windows' titles using command line

Is it possible to get the titles of all the running GUI application windows via CLI? The titles which are also shown on the task bar buttons. For example:

• Firefox: cPanel X - Main
• Nautilus: File System - File Manager

I am using Linux Mint XFCE (17.3)

You need to use external tool such as for example wmctrl.
To list all running windows pass -l option to it. It is also possible to change title of specified application (short title with -I, long with -N or both with -T).
Run man wmctrl for more info.