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I'm using GNOME Terminal and zsh on Ubuntu with Awesome WM.

I need to launch a terminal window with a certain title set like "s1" and no script inside that terminal should change the title of the tab or window.

Is there a way to do that?

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In the version of gnome-terminal I have (3.2) there's an option under:

Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Title and Command

"When terminal commands set their own title" with a drop down box. One of the options is "Keep initial title"

That ought to do it :)

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Also, to manually set the title, you would need to go to Terminal → Set Title. – slhck Jan 3 '12 at 11:56
    
right - you can also set that when launching it, gnome-terminal -t s1. I can't see a command line option for preventing it being set though. – Penny Leach Jan 3 '12 at 12:04
    
Thank you guys so much. Now I can magnet my terminal apps to the right workspaces by setting the title of the wrapping terminal. Win! – ulver Jan 3 '12 at 18:32

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