Another way of changing the title of
gnome-terminal is by using
gconftool-2; this changes the initial terminal title for the profile selected, so you could have different profiles associated with titles such as 'Apache', 'Editing', etc. You would then launch
gnome-terminal with the appropriate profile to get the terminal title you had specified. This is in contrast to
gnome-terminal --title "name" which changes the title per terminal, but doesn't affect the initial title specified in the profile.
You could use the following command in a script to set the name of the terminal for a profile, and you could have the name of the terminal change at certain times in the day to remind you of things:
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/title --type=string "Apache"
This is for the default profile, but you could set the title for other profiles as well by changing, for example,
Default to another profile like
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/title --type=string "Editing"
I thought this way of changing the title is of use because of the way it could be used in scripting, or just as a quick command-line way to set the title for the profile. Note that sometimes you have to relaunch the terminal with the specified profile for the
gconftool-2 setting to take affect. The complete settings available for
gnome-terminal can be listed with
gconftool-2 -R /apps/gnome-terminal.