Shout out to Remi Pierre and Matt Estela for telling me about this.
(this quick tip assumes you're using a version of Houdini that uses py3.9)
You can customize the top left and top right titles of your network editor.
Here's an example:
First off, copy this file $HFS/houdini/python3.9libs/nodegraphtitle.py.
To find out where $HFS is, you can either :
~$ echo $HFS with the Houdini env initialized or ~$ hconfig to print the values of common houdini variables or inside Houdini : Help>About Houdini> Show Details and scroll down until you find $HFS.
Now go to $HOUDINIUSER_PREF_DIR and in there, create a directory called _python3.9libs if there isn't one.
Dive in and paste the .py in there. If you're on Linux, the file will be read-only so open the terminal inside the directory and do :
~$ chmod +rwx nodegraphtitle.py
This will give you read, write and execute permissions.
The final path should look like this : $HOUDINI_USER_PREF_DIR/python3.9libs/nodegraphtitle.py which is : $HOME/houdiniXX.X/python3.9libs/nodegraphtitle.py
Now you can edit the file however you'd like.
In the screengrab, all I did was :
... ... ... def networkEditorTitleLeft(editor): try: title = "I'm so custom" pwd = editor.pwd() ... ... ... ...
I don't know how often that script executes, so do tread carefully.