PuTTY wish window-title-keywords

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summary: Variable expansion in configured window title
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

Some sort of variable expansion in the window title as configured in PuTTY, with keywords for things like hostname, username, and so on.

One slightly special keyword would be one expanding to whatever the server set the window title to. (Some people have software that tracks window titles, so would like a guaranteed-constant bit while allowing the server to influence the title.) This would obviously require some change to the default behaviour where a server-specified title completely overrides what's in the configuration -- perhaps triggered by the presence of this keyword.

(It seems a bit of a shame to invent yet another random incompatible micro-language instead of adding variable expansion / scripting consistently across the entire interface, but we're unlikely to get around to even designing the latter any time soon.)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)