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.

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