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Apparent issue with Polkit / pkexec when starting Synaptic or Gparted

I'm reporting a recurring issue when starting Synaptic and Gparted (it seems to happen every time with Synaptic, and every time after the first in a given login session with Gparted), apparently ...
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How to move folder in /usr/share/themes

I want to put a folder on /usr/share/themes but it says permission denied. How can i paste a folder on this location?
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Why can I not open gedit with pkexec?

I'm trying to run gedit as root, and heard that it is better to use pkexec over sudo -i. However, when I run pkexec gedit I see this: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (...
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What about sudo makes it less secure than pkexec?

I just heard that it isn't recommended to use sudo -i on GUI programs - because it's less secure. Is there any truth here - is there an advantage to this: sudo -i pantheon-files /location over ...