Quote from old-polack
Seriously, am I the only one who's found this?
Perhaps not o-p, but you're the only one who has shared this with the rest of us peons! Thank you so much...just set mine up.
In KDE versions previous
to KDE4, I could right click on the desktop, choose Create New... --> Link to Application
, then for a command, enter konsole --type su
to have a desktop icon that produced the root shell
. That no longer works, so I started poking buttons and links to find something similar in KDE4. Except for the annoying mime magic
message, in every other way this is it.
One can also put a Konsole launcher widget on the panel. Right click
on the panel, or click the cashew
, and choose Add Widgets...
Scroll the choices until you see this widget;Double click
it, and it's on your panel. When you left click
the widget in the panel, you get this;
When I click the top
choice, I get my root shell
, directly. It still has the two entries
under the File
menu, but in this case it's the root shell
as the first
tab. I use this to initially open either
shell, a lot
. Much quicker than slogging through the menu. Right clicking
the panel widget offers this;
choice is the same
settings window as shown in the other post.
For me, this is the neatest
thing I've found so far, in KDE4.