May 24, 2008

How-To: Create an 'Open as Root' Menu Entry in Konqueror

Updated: May 24, 2008

Note: I tested this tutorial in KDE 3.5.9 and Konqueror 3.5.9 on Debian Lenny.

To have a service menu which opens the selected directory as root in Konqueror, create a file, say konq_root.desktop in ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]

[Desktop Action open_as_root]
Name=Open as Root
Exec=kdesu konqueror %F

Now, if you right click any directory in Konqueror and go to Actions, a new menu appears, Open as Root. If you select more than one directory, Konqueror will open each of them in a new tab.

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