I am a huge fan of guake terminal and after having used it for quite a while, I am literally addicted to it.
Recently, I encountered a very annoying feature which is when I rename a tab and perform any operation on that tab, the name I gave disappears and the absolute path is shown.
This was very painful because I am used to work with multiple tabs open and naming helps navigation.
After some googling, I found a solution which I present below.
sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
Browse to apps/general/guake/general.
On the right hand side, uncheck the “use_vte_titles” item and close it and restart guake.
All tabs would be named “Terminal” and renaming would preserve it.
The technical reason for doing this is the following piece of code:
def on_terminal_title_changed(self, vte, box): use_them = self.client.get_bool(KEY("/general/use_vte_titles")) if not use_them: return page = self.notebook.page_num(box) self.tabs.get_children()[page].set_label(vte.get_window_title())
As we can see ‘
use_vte_titles' key prevents the autorenaming feature
Hope this helps and enjoy using guake.