gksu --desktop /usr/share/applications/software-properties.desktop /usr/bin/software-properties-gtkDo you see the extra "--desktop /usr/share/applications/software-properties.desktop" line when all there needs to be is "gksu /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk"? The reason the "--desktop /link/to/application.desktop/file" is added is so when the GKSU dialog pops-up, instead of saying:
The application '/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk' lets you modify essential parts of your system.It says: The application 'Software Sources' lets you modify essential parts of your system. Which looks less technical and more visually pleasing to the eye. And yet, for some bizarre reason, Login Window and Synaptic Package Manager do not follow this format. Here is what they are now:
gksu /usr/sbin/synapticHere is what they should be: ("-D" is the same thing as "--desktop", but it's shorter)
gksu -D /usr/share/applications/gdmsetup.desktop /usr/sbin/gdmsetup
gksu -D /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop /usr/sbin/synapticNotes on writing this article. You noticed there were very little screenshots? That's because there was no need. Yes.