Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 LTS, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10

Bug #1448511 reported by Norbert
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Invalid
Medium
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

In Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 was an option "Terminal -> Set Title" for setting terminal title.

In Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04 it is missed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.14.2-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Apr 25 21:04:46 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-25 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release i386 (20150422)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Norbert (nrbrtx)
no longer affects: gnome-terminal
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

Gnome-terminal indeed removed this feature from the UI. You can still set the title via escape sequences. E.g. define this function in your .bashrc:

title () {
  echo -n $'\e]0;'"$@"$'\a'
}

and then change the title with the command:

$ title This is my new title

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

Seems that the GNOME developers choose to remove this feature on purpose.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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CarlaD (carladrago) wrote :

This is disappointing - I used that feature all the time in order to set the title of terminal windows that weren't configurable from .bashrc - eg, when starting a local server, or when sshing into a remote server, when monitoring realtime logs. I often have several windows open at once, and setting a custom title in the tab was the only way I could easily identify what process the window was an interface to.

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Magnus (koma-lysator) wrote :

This is indeed disappointing.
At work I often have 10 tabs open and need to navigate between them. It used to be really good, now it's bad.

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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug exists in Ubuntu 15.10 final.

Norbert (nrbrtx)
summary: - Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid Vervet
+ Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid and Wily
tags: added: wily
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote : Re: Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid, Wily and Xenial

Bug exists in 16.04.

summary: - Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid and Wily
+ Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid, Wily and Xenial
tags: added: xenial
removed: i386
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote : Re: Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 LTS, 16.10

Bug exists in 16.04.

summary: - Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in Vivid, Wily and Xenial
+ Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 LTS,
+ 16.10
tags: added: yakkety
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug exists in 16.10.

Norbert (nrbrtx)
summary: Unable to set gnome-terminal title from menu in 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 LTS,
- 16.10
+ 16.10, 17.04, 17.10
tags: added: artful zesty
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