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I know I can press ALT+F2 and type for example gksu nautilus but I want to be able to use it from Dash. How can I do this?

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Press Alt + F2 and type alacarte and run. This is the menu editor and will allow you to make a launcher that not only shows up in the Classic Menu but the Dash as well. Click on add new item and type in gksu nautilus for the command,select an icon and give it a name like Super Nautilus and click ok. Now when you click on Dash and start to type nautilus it will show up as one of the Applications

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Awesome man. You just made my life 0.1% easier hehe. –  Luis Alvarado Feb 22 '12 at 21:49
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Well I don't think that the Dash allows to pass parameters to an app. The only thing I can think of is to add gksu to the main menu (in dash type 'main menu') but it will not accept any option so you will have to enter the name of the app when gksu opens.

At least, that is the default Dash behavior.

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