Dash/Launcher cannot launch apps as root in 12.04

Reported by Mark East on 2012-01-30
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

When trying to run an application such as Wireshark, which requires root permissions to access ethernet interfaces, it is not possible to launch as root from the launcher or Dash. What would be good is the ability to right click on ANY application (not just those affected) and click "Run as root" which would prompt the user for the root password and run it as root. The user shouldn't be forced to open a terminal to do this.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-01
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I guess this would break design very badly, but I'm leaving the final word to the design team.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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