Can’t touch root’s files without using CLI

Reported by Ceriak on 2008-12-11
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #12154: Nautilus should have a superuser mode. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

As I see a lot of people miss the feature to conveniently handle files owned by the root without opening up a terminal and type in sudo.
Eg. I want to see a file for which I don’t have permission, then I would like to navigate to its folder with Nautilus and then when after a doubleclick I’m prompt that I have no permission to open the file, there would be an option to unlock it as I can do with the administration tools.
Similarly, if open a file with Gedit, when I try to save my modifications I get a yellow stripe explaining that I can’t do so. That could include such a button to pop up a conversation window to enter the root password and get the appropriate rights.

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