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Authored by: alexmathew on Sep 23, '08 01:09:21PM
All these comments are technical but none address the root problem (no pun intended) - which is that by using the script, the new instance picks up the existing preferences defeating one of the main reasons for this hint for me.

On the other hand, this shareware - Pseudo - from Brian does the Job perfectly!

Pseudo is a drag-and-drop application that allows you to launch other applications in the OSX Desktop as the System Administrator or 'root'.

To use: drop an application icon onto the Pseudo icon, or into the Drop Target window of an already running copy of Pseudo.

You will be asked for your password, and the program will be launched with their administrative privileges.

New in 1.2: You can now optionally store your password in your keychain so you don't need to enter it every time.

In addition, you can create a 'Launch document' that will launch a program when double clicked in the Finder. Just drop a program into a Launch document window to set the launch path. You can optionally set it to quit Pseudo after it launches the program. This provides a very convenient way to launch commonly used programs as root.

I'm paying the Shareware fee! Thanks Brian!

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