We think we have a plan to satisfy this request. Let us know if you disagree.
In the short term we are going to add the Circuits V2 chips to the existing search menu. Barring unexpected chaos, we can deliver that near the beginning of next month.
After that we are improving the search menu with a searchable list of filters down the right side of the UI. The filters will also have up and down buttons so you can get to them off screen.
There will be top level filters like “Shapes”, “Inventions”, “Gadgets”, “CircuitsV2”, etc. When you click a filter your search will only show content from that part of the palette. Filters will also get more specific as you navigate into them. For example if you click “Gadgets” the remaining filters will change to “Gizmos”, “Game Chips”, “Other Chips”, etc.
If our plan holds steady we’d like to try to deliver the improved search experience some time next month. We hope that this change satisfies this request directly and improves search in the palette overall.