I am trying to launch gufw from an icon on my desktop. Now gufw requires sudo to run. I found an application that did the same thing but for nautilus (http://lifehacker.com/5596006/create-an-application-shortcut-to-open-nautilus-as-root-in-ubuntu and came up with this:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Firewall (Root) Comment=Set I/0 rules Exec=gksudo gufw Icon=file-manager Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Application;System;
The result is showing in Application-System but nothing happens when I click the icon. If I right-click the select open, then the root login screen appear and all runs smothly.
There is a pair of '()' in the name. Could that be the problem?