[Bug 64064] "Run Application" dialog does not run applications in ~/bin

Gerv gerv at gerv.net
Wed Oct 11 10:35:42 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

The Alt-F2 "Run Application" dialog runs applications. However, it seems
to have a different notion of what the path is to my shells; more
specifically, it doesn't include ~/bin, which I have added to the path
in both .bash_profile and .bashrc.

So I can't run my Firefox starter script, ~/bin/ff, by pressing Alt-F2
and typing "ff".

This URL:
has a massively long discussion with at least ten ways to solve the problem. I have no idea which one is best, or "approved", or won't break any upgrades or cause conflicts.

In Dapper, I solved it by putting the following into .gnomerc:
export PATH=$PATH:~/bin
That line is still there, but doesn't seem to be doing the trick any more.

Can someone who understands this stuff please make this work by default?

** Affects: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

"Run Application" dialog does not run applications in ~/bin

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