user-installed themes do no show up on apps run via gksu et al

Bug #60547 reported by Slight Slightly on 2006-09-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gksu (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Because the gnome-theme-manager doesn't require root privileges, themes that are installed through it are only installed for the current user.

This leads to any application requiring root privileges being displayed in the very ugly default Gnome theme.

As a 'power user' I can launch gnome-theme-manager via sudo from the shell and install the theme there as well, but a new user will have no idea that they have to do this, and it's counter-intuitive.

Perhaps apps run via sudo/gksu etc could default to human if the currently selected theme isn't installed, or perhaps there could be an 'admin theme'. This might have the added advantage of giving a clear visual clue to which apps are running under admin priv's.

Just to clarify my second para. Apps run via gksudo revert to the default *GTK* look and feel *if* the user is using a theme they installed themselves which isn't installed for the root user.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

Changed in control-center:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected

Oops sorry about that. Thanks for the swift response.

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