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I right clicked the gnome menu and clicked on "Edit menus"

Then I clicked on "New item".

  • Type: Application
  • Name: gedit as root
  • Command: gksudo gedit
  • Comment: Launch gedit as root.

When I click it, the gksudo dialog appears as expected. But then... nothing.

How should I be doing this? (From the menu - I know it's trivial from the terminal)

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W​hich distro​? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 8 '10 at 22:00
    
Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit. –  Nathan Osman May 8 '10 at 22:02
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Never mind. There were nonfunctioning instances of gedit already running. I killed them and now it works as written above. –  Nathan Osman May 8 '10 at 22:23
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