I am experiencing an issue with GVfs, specifically with the ‘admin’ protocol in Thunar. I am using RebornOS, which is based on Arch Linux, polkit 123-1, gvfs 1.52.1-1, and thunar 220.127.116.11.
I am confused about why it asks for a password when:
- I type ‘admin:’, which does nothing on its own.
- I don’t enter a path to any folder.
- I haven’t pressed enter yet.
I would prefer the password prompt to appear only when I finish typing the path (at least ‘admin:///’) or/and when I press enter. Is there a way to configure it this way?
However, my main concern is that when I don’t provide the password first, making any changes to the path becomes a great inconvenience. Every change requires dismissing two boxes every single time. After dismissing it the first time, it should wait until I try to actually go to the provided path. For example, if I want to make a screenshot for my friend with typed-in path and using the admin protocol, I have to input my password, which is not ideal from a safety/security perspective and also mildly annoying.
I would like to understand why GVfs behaves this way. Is my setup somehow incorrect, or is it just a GVfs issue? Could Thunar be causing this problem?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.