How to set 'name' in xfce4-terminal?

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Wed Dec 1 21:03:43 CET 2010

2010/12/1 Chris G <cl at>:
> Is it possible to set the window name when using xfce4-terminal?  It's
> what you can set with --name when using gnome-terminal.  I want to set
> the window name so that wmctrl (or devilspie) can use it to refer to the
> window.

Terminal --help

You will most probably need to set --role=<ROLE>, this can be used
within devilspie for example (window_role).

The window class will always be the same, the title however is set
through -T and can be useful aswell.

Kind Regards

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