Add “Open As Root” to Ubuntu

Linux is too different from Windows, and there are no ready things like in Windows when you can go to Right-Click and open an app as Administrator.

To do it in Ubuntu you have to use the command line, but if you have to do it very often this is an annoying process.

Fortunately we can show you how to save you time by adding “Open as Root” item to the right-click context menu. It’s simple and easy.

Add “Open As Root” to Ubuntu’s Right-Click Menu

It is a simple process, you will have to install a simple script by NoobsLab, which is a popular Linux website for newbies.

To install the script open the Terminal by using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T

Then paste the following line code and hit enter, it will add the PPA repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps

Next, you have to update your list of available packages by using the next command:

sudo apt-get update

Now you are ready to install the script with the following command:

sudo apt-get install open-as-administrator

When the script is finishing installing you will have to Logoff and Login. Now when you will open the Right-Click Context Menu for any file or folder, you will see a submenu with “Open_as_Administrat” option

he next time you open the context menu for any file or folder, you’ll see a Scripts submenu with an “Open_as_Administrator” option which is the same thing as “Open As Root”.

Note, that this guide works on Ubuntu 12.04 to 15.10.

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