How to clearly distinguish the root windows from others.
The solution is to add a background color to the root windows!
- Open Nautilus as root: gksudo nautilus, then go to "Edit> Backgrounds and Emblems". Click on the "color" box on the left.
- Then, drag drop a color on the root folder. The folder will change color background only for the super-user.
- That's all!
- Close the window now.
The same principle can be used with Gedit:
- Open Gedit as root: gksudo gedit then go to Edit> Preferences.
- In the Fonts and Colors tab, click the color scheme.
Note that: when you are in root, the command prompt ends with a #, rather than a $ symbol for a simple user.