Autocomplete doesn't guess scripts in $PATH

Bug #878793 reported by Alex Cabal on 2011-10-20
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Bug Description

I have several utility scripts in my home folder with soft links in /usr/local/bin/, for example to open an SSH connection to a specific server. They're set up like so:

chmod u+x /home/me/scripts/my-server.com
ln -s /home/me/scripts/my-server.com /usr/local/bin/

When typing into Synapse, I would expect these scripts to be included in the autocomplete, so I would just have to type the first few letters and press enter. This was the behavior in the old Gnome 2 run dialog, and it was great. What actually happens is that I type the name of the script, and Synapse defaults to "Locate" until I finish typing the name of the entire script, after which it changes to "Run".

So it seems that Synapse has stored and recognized the script name at some point, but doesn't include it in the autocomplete unless I literally type the entire script name in.

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