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How do applications like gksu lock focus when launched?

I am curious how applications like gksu lock screen focus when prompting for a password. I see gksu even has an option "-g", that can disable this behavior. I am interested in doing something ...
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Can't start Sublime Text with gksu

Sublime Text 3 is my primary text editor. I run it as a regular user, but once in a while I need to start is as root to edit some system files. I am used to having edit as root in my context menu on ...
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“gksu” doesn't prompt for the root password

I use this terminal emulator x-terminal-emulator and when I run this on a normal non-privileged user ~$ gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator an app starts and tells me to choose a password for a new ...
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Option to elevate priveleges in Ubuntu GNOME for file copy

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 (GNOME) and I'm just copying over certain files from my backup which is on a Windows computer. The backup includes: A few scripts in /usr/bin A number of ...
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How to add an item to the gnome menu that starts gedit as root?

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 ...
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Why gksudo does not exit after it started background process?

I'm trying to run conky with gksudo (to get top amongst all process, not just mine) but I have really strange issue. Despite the fact that conky forks itself and exit immediately, gksudo won't exit at ...