How to put gksu gedit shortcut on the launcher in unity
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Fri Nov 16 01:54:50 UTC 2012
I have 12.04 on my laptop and am trying to get comfortable with Unity.
I can't figure out how to open gedit from the launcher and have it ask
for my password so I can edit read only files.
This link seemed to be what I wanted:
They are talking about Synaptic but I thought it may also apply to
gedit. The last post offers this solution.
After installing Synaptic, type "syn" into the Dash and drag the
Synaptic shortcut onto the desktop.
Open a gedit window and drop the shortcut into it, then change the Exec
line from "synaptic-pkexec" to "gksu synaptic", save and exit.
Get rid of any previously placed Synaptic shortcut in the launcher, then
drag the new, edited one from the desktop and position in the launcher
Check that clicking it brings up the authentication dialog, as it
should. Back to normal.
The problem is when I open the Dash it covers the entire desktop and the
is no way to drop the shortcut on it.
Is there another way to do what I need?
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