Saturday, October 8, 2011

what's that key symbol in my ubuntu desktop panel?

have you noticed something fishy in your ubuntu desktop? some icon like key in your top panel sometimes? no? maybe this will help you remember

don't worry. it's not something fishy. it's simply a utility which shows up when you've given sudo level permission to any application (usually through ui) to modify settings of a system. such activities would range from changing power settings to downloading updates or maybe even installing a new package in ubuntu software center.

the use is if you want to revoke the approval, you can simply click on it and choose 'drop all elevated privileges'.

good utility to look for when you doubt something suspicious might be running in background with elevated (sudo type) privileges.

just a small utility, nothing big.

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