Cannot change application display name unless application reports frequently

I’ve got a few applications that run once daily for a few minutes at a time. They are reporting in the APM dashboard when they run, but the throughput in the application explorer list always reads as a blank line. Because of that i get exposed to an interesting bug. I cannot change the display name of the application because the Apdex field is not shown on the Application Settings page. Apparently, this results in sending invalid form data to the server, and that causes an error when attempting to save the settings page