Elementary OS Freya. Simple. Elegant. But there is still some things I miss, like the option to open a folder or a file with root permissions from the file explorer. With these easy steps this issue can be easily solved:
1.- Install gksu in order to be able to prompt for superuser permissions from the window manager.
sudo apt-get install gksu
2.- Create the “open folder as root” contractor.
sudo touch /usr/share/contractor/folder-openasroot.contract && gksudo scratch-text-editor /usr/share/contractor/folder-openasroot.contract
3.- Add this to the contractor:
[Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as root Icon=pantheon-files Description=Open current folder as root privilege MimeType=inode; Exec=gksudo pantheon-files %U Gettext-Domain=pantheon-files
4.- Create the “open file as root” contractor.
sudo touch /usr/share/contractor/file-openasroot.contract && gksudo scratch-text-editor /usr/share/contractor/file-openasroot.contract
5.- Add this code to the contractor:
[Contractor Entry] Name=Open file as root Icon=scratch-text-editor Description=open file as root with scratch MimeType=text Exec=gksudo scratch-text-editor %U Gettext-Domain=scratch-text-editor