For this particular build the client will frequently be creating 3 similar, but unique, types of content all housed in the same section which differ by a Content Type. When creating "quick post" widgets for the dashboard, each widget is currently given the same name despite the corresponding Entry Type. I don't necessarily need granular control over the title, but a way to provide additional context to the administrators would be nice.
You can use this Control Panel JS plugin to change the info.
Just copy the
cpjs folder in the
craft/plugins/ folder and the plugin should appear in
Settings->Plugins. Install it and add your code in the textarea displayed at the bottom.
Now with your title:
In the dashboard, each widget has an ID like
widget2, etc; get it with the dev tools.
Then try the following code changing the corresponding widget number:
document.getElementById("widget1").childNodes.innerHTML = "new_title";