I'm cylinder57, and I've used Fedora 16 with XFCE desktop for a while (About a week or two) now.
I notice that when I open some programs from the application menu (e.g. Gparted), it asks me for the root password. I also notice that when I open other programs from the application menu (e.g. Authentication, Users and Groups, installing programs in Add/Remove Software, not through command line), it asks me for my user password.
The main question is, "How do I make every program that requires password access to ask for root password instead of user password?" This is not about the command line (I can just type su to authenticate with root password.) This is about the graphical interface.
And... if I placed this thread in the wrong category, I'm sorry about that.