Add Open as Administrator on Nautilus Context Menu in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 2


Sometimes, opening files and folders as root or administrator in Ubuntu can be challenging for new users. This brief tutorial will show you how to install nautilus-gksu package to help you quickly open files and folders as administrator in Ubuntu.

 

Getting started:

 

To get started, go to Applications –> Ubuntu Software Center.

 

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Then search and install nautilus-gksu.

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After installing, Log Out and Log back in.

 

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When you want to open a folder as root, right-click on it and select ‘Open as Administrator’.

 

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Enjoy! And please come back soon.


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2 thoughts on “Add Open as Administrator on Nautilus Context Menu in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

  • Simon

    Thanks for the tip (I forgot how to do this on my new install)! Just a quick note that you don’t need to log out and back in. Instead you can restart nautilus using “nautilus -q” from the command line or the run application window (Alt-F2).