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Thunar has an option to add context menu custom actions to open Terminal, or to open folders and files in different applications.

Could it be possible to add a menu custom action that would open Thunar itself as root?

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It appears that this is indeed possible. Following are specific instructions to add such an action, taken from this site.

Opening a root Thunar
Name: Open a root Thunar here
Command: gksu thunar %f
File pattern: *
Appears if selection contains: Directories

Edit: fixed link

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is there a way that change is so that i can open nearly anthing as root? –  user194862 Oct 10 '13 at 11:54
Would there be a reason why this doesn't work? Neither this nor "edit folder as root" do anything for me... nothing opens or happens... –  dez93_2000 Oct 15 '14 at 0:12

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