I have a bin directory in home/pi. This is added to my $PATH when I login (by .profile), but when I go into LXDE and use LXTerminal my bin directory is no longer added to $PATH. (Sorry if this is a stupid question, this is my first day ever using Linuxy stuff).
Okay, my last answer got forced into a comment as it was too trivial ?! So maybe if I just ramble for a bit, it will confused stack exchange's super advanced AI. Well that was me rambling and this is me providing the answer (fingers crossed) :