How do I change the title of a tab?

Asked by Eric Wadsworth on 2016-05-16

So ALT-T lets me change the text of the window, but what I really need is to be able to set the text of a tab. When I have a dozen tabs open, it's easy to lose track. Even putty lets you set the tab title... Surely there is a way with Terminator? I've looked and looked through the docs, can't find a way. Am I just missing it?

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Double-click the tab. That will let you rename it. There is not currently a shortcut (super easy if you want a junior task to attempt). The tab title is saved in a layout, so create your layout, name your tabs, then save it as a layout., Next time you launch that layout, your tabs have the desired names.

Eric Wadsworth (eric-wadhome) said : #2

Oh, bless you! I am unblocked! This should really be in the docs somewhere... also, it would be great to be able to attach a key-binding to this behavior.

Ummmm.... if you have 0.98 with the manual:
file:///usr/share/doc/terminator/html/gettingstarted.html#setting-titles

It has both the mouse action and a sortcut defined.

Eric Wadsworth (eric-wadhome) said : #4

I found it! 0.97 is what currently comes with Ubuntu 16.04, looks like. But CTRL-ALT-A should let me set the title of a tab, once I get 0.98 installed.

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gnome-terminator/terminator/trunk/view/head:/doc/manual/source/gettingstarted.rst