One program in particular, fileroller. After extracting an archive you get the option to "Show the files". When I click on that button it pops up the root password question (and if I enter the password it opens pcmanfm in root mode with two tabs, one being the unarchive target dir and the other being /root).
Is this normal?
Other programs do it too, but rarely use them and can't recall offhand what they are.
mod : Oh sorry - fully up to date LXDE.