To configure the name displayed on the phpMyAdmin database login page for the server choice dropdown list set the ‘verbose’ property for the server in config.inc.php, e.g.:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose'] = 'Name to display...';
So you have a <select> element and you want to call a handler, but you need to pass the selected value to the handler because you have multiple instances of the same <select> and can’t access them by ID (because there is many, one of which will have the new selected value, but you don’t know which). The solution is to pass in the newly selected value, like this:
<select onchange='handle_change( this.value )'>
Was experimenting with the HTML <select> multiple Attribute today.