After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, the Gnome Terminal tab title was set to the tab center.

How can I set the title to the left position of the tab?

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    Oh, is it so important? :) May 6 '15 at 13:03
  • You can change the name of the tab, but I don't think there is an option to align it. Someone else can answer probably.
    – Ron
    May 6 '15 at 13:17
  • There's no config option for this. Probably it's a one-line change in the source, but I don't think it's worth the hassle. I myself really hated it when the change was made (I switched to such a gnome-terminal version about a year ago), but got used to it in just a few days and it didn't bug me anymore.
    – egmont
    May 6 '15 at 19:56
  • I don't like the title in the center position, this will bother me.
    – chenzhiwei
    May 7 '15 at 13:04
  • This design change affects other GNOME applications as well -- notably "Web", and gedit. It's like the team suddenly decided that the way we've always done tabs is wrong and they are going to fix that for us. The problem is, centered tabs don't look like tabs. I think people don't really need to read the contents of the tabs, so much as they need the tabs themselves to be placed in a consistent location that doesn't change if a new tab is added. GNOME, give us the choice. Mostly, I've solve this for myself by using the MATE replacements.
    – nobar
    Jun 26 '16 at 21:14

Let me answer my question.

  1. Download the gnome-terminal source package

    apt-get source gnome-terminal
  2. Install the build dependencies required for gnome-terminal

    sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-terminal
  3. Rollback the change below


  1. Repackage the source code

    tar zcf gnome-terminal_3.14.2.orig.tar.gz gnome-terminal-3.14.2
  2. Build new gnome-terminal package

    debuild -b
  3. Install the new gnome-terminal package

    sudo dpkg -i gnome-terminal_xxx.deb

Another solution is to replace Gnome terminal with MATE terminal.

apt-get install mate-terminal

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