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Old 12-03-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Mint17: get access to konquerorsu from desktop


Linux Mint 17.3 KDE 64-bit:

konquerorsu is in two files (actually konquerorsu.desktop) but if you access /usr/share/applications/kde4 from root, you can usually get a konqueror super user window.

Does anyone know how to put an icon on the desktop that will access konquerorsu, or
konqueror-super user, and bring up a request for root password and then open the
super-user version of a konqueror window, like you can do in PCLOS?

This is the main complaint that keeps me from using Mint more often.

Thanx for any help--doug
 
Old 12-03-2016, 08:45 PM   #2
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Hi Doug...

From what I see in the post from MALsPa here, one option is to create a launcher for Konqueror in super user mode. Although, for Mint 13, I found instructions for doing this here. They might still work for Mint 17.3, I'm not sure.

I also found this thread that might be of help.

Finally, just as a suggestion, you might want to change your username using the instructions at the top of the page here, lest your email inbox ends up with a boatload of SPAM in the very near future. You can find the "Contact Us" form here.

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Old 12-06-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thanx Aardvark, but all these things are ancient history. The system for modifying (adding to) the menu has been severely eviscerated and you can't do what you'd like anymore.
I see that Krusader has a root mode, and even has a Konqueror mode, but in that mode I can't see how to turn the Konqueror mode into a real version of same. Maybe if there is a
set of detailed instructions for the use of Krusader I could get it to work like Konq actually does. The user interface that I saw does not really emulate the real Konq. Also,
I only brought up the "Konqueror" GUI by accident--I don't know if I can do it again!

--doug
 
Old 12-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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Hi...

Without linking to the thread, member "phd21" over at the Mint forums suggested this for creating a launcher in 17.3...

Quote:
There are at least a few ways to create a desktop icon (launcher); here are four simple methods.

1.) if the program is in a menu, just right click it, and you can add it to the desktop or system tray panel.

2.) You can right click the desktop, select "create new" and pick one of the available options in that, like "Link to application", then enter the appropriate values, like name of program in the General Tab, then click the "Application" Tab, and put the name of the program in again in the "Description" line field, add comments (what kind of program it is), and in the "Command" line field, enter in the command that starts the application program, and click "OK". Then, if you want to change the icon, right click the new desktop icon launcher, select properties, click the icon, and choose another. Tip: you can right click another application 's icon (desktop launcher) to see what values go where.

3.) You can bring up your file manager, ex: Dolphin, browse to a file, right click it, select "copy to", Home folder, Desktop, copy here.

4.) You can right click the menu key, Edit Applications, and add a new menu item (application) to the menu you want, save the changes, click the menu key again, locate your new menu item, then right click that to add to the desktop, or panel.
Does any of those suggestions help?

Regards...
 
Old 12-06-2016, 02:23 PM   #5
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Try
Code:
gksu konqueror
or possibly
Code:
gksudo konqueror
See also Differences between gksudo/kdesudo, sudo, and su

Last edited by Habitual; 12-06-2016 at 02:30 PM.
 
  


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