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I want to edit a file in 12.04 desktop. Previously (in Lucid) I could right click, select 'open with', and type in 'gksudo gedit' - which was then added to the list of available 'open with' programs. This functionality has completely disappeared in 12.04 - or am I missing something?

I know I can fire up a terminal and type it in there - but this is supposed to be user friendly, not going back to the bad old days. I may as well use 'sudo nano'!

Regards John

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gksudo may be missing from the install? –  darryn.ten Jun 20 '12 at 12:52

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Add the trick to your nautilus shortcuts:

wget http://www.liberiangeek.net/blog/tools/libnautilus-gksu.so
sudo cp libnautilus-gksu.so /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/

Upon next restart, you should fidn "Open as Administrator" in all your right click menus.

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If you right click a file on the desktop, the Context Menu in Ubuntu 12.04 contains an option where it reads Open with other application..., selecting it, you have the: use a custom command that enables you to perform what you're used to do.

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