Following the standard recommendation I use my Linux system with a normal account and switch to root only in special cases.
When browsing the file system using GUI sometimes an error pops up -
You do not have privelige to view the contents of this folder.
At this point what I have to do is open up the terminal, switch to root using
su, navigate to that directory and then list the contents using
This is really tiresome and annoying.
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could just right click on a directory or program in the GUI itself and have an option like
Open as Root or
Run as Root?
Is this possible in Linux?
I'm using GNOME 3.4.
Edit: Please no answers like directories are unaccessible for a reason. I'm not talking about free access to any directory/program but about authenticating using GUI.