Thanks Harlan for the prompt response!
Quote: Notes and attachments are always displayed after the other search results and display first. So they do not slow the response of search and are always separated out.
Good to know on how the logic works. I personally and many times get distracted by updates being done to "Notes and Attachments" section while I am trying to review list output for "Thoughts, Links, Labels" and might have turned off results for Notes and Attachments as a default and have them show up in certain cases if I had the option.
Quote: The sort order is prioritized based on where the search term appears within the match, how well it matches and how recently it was used.
The behavior of sort order seems to driven by algorithm but will be useful in multiple incidences if somehow user can change the behavior of the sort order.
Quote: If you only want to search a particular thought type, you can so do by selecting all thoughts of that type then searching only the selection. (A second checkbox appears for this purpose when a selection exists).
I was able to do a selection and further saw the checkbox "Selection Only". A good option. Found a better alternative. Activate thoughts by Types using menu option "Open the list of types to select one to activate" and further use the checkbox "Childwards only" while doing the search. From a end-user experience it does have multiple "Clicks" situation vs. being able to configure the behavior of Search functionality. I read the Search functionality is being further developed so if possible please see this as a feedback.