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screen to be "grabbed" while you enter the password [SOLVED]

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Would you like your screen to be "grabbed"
while you enter the password?

This means all applications will be paused to avoid
the eavesdropping of your password by a a malicious
application while you type it.


I have seen this since yesterdray when I start something on desktop with gksudo, which is a good measure of safety but adds one more step at the tedious task of entering a password every time.  Weird thing is that when you respond with a yes the application will not start.  With a no it starts fine.

Where diid this come from?  From an update of the kernel or is it something I did without consciously wanting to do it.  For sure I have never seen it before in any distribution.  And from wherever it comes from, which I can't locate, why is it NOT working?

So, how do I turn it off as it is a useless measure of safety?

Re: screen to be "grabbed" while you enter the password

Reply #1
I think you can call gksudo with the -g option to disable that.

P.S: I believe that gksudo will show that prompt only if the -P or --prompt option is passed so is weird that you see it

Re: screen to be "grabbed" while you enter the password

Reply #2
Thanks a ton
Very interesting discovery.  I believe out of the installation of gksu there is gksu-properties where you can adjust the behavior of su gksu gksudo.