So one thing that has always bothered me is when I'm editing a file (whether in nano or gedit or whatever) and then it comes time to save it, and I realize that I'm not running it as root. Would it be possible to make an applet that could give a running application root privileges? Maybe something like the force kill applet, except when you click the window it raises to root. (And if you click a terminal window, any programming running in the terminal raises to root.)
Is that even possible?