gedit - button to become root (feature request)

Bug #144810 reported by Andrew Frank on 2007-09-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
In Progress
Nominated for Master by Savvas Radevic
gedit (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

it would be a nice feature if one could become root while gedit already runs. it is annoying to have to exit gedit and start it again with gksudo gedit.

(i have seen this feature in kde - seems useful.
it just requires an additional menu entry and a dialog with the user to type in the root password).


Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, this is known upstream :

Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gedit:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Pedro, those reports are linked to 2.17 and 2.15, however Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 still doesn't have this implemented.
It would be a nice addition to the new 8.04 release

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Yes that's the version that the reporter was using at the time, but anyways I've increased the version of the upstream report to be SVN trunk. thanks.

Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gedit:
importance: Wishlist → High
Changed in gedit:
importance: High → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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