Since last two updates, the file picker got worse.
e.g. Before, when you start typing letter t, it would take you to the first entry starting with that letter (similar to what Thunar does). Now, it opens some search bar at the top, and filters the contents of a folder so all entries with letter tanywhere in the name are shown.
I don’t know which package is responsible for file picker. Is it xdg-desktop-portal?
If so: there are different xdg-desktop-portal-FOO packages — can I install something else from that list that would bring back the old behavior?
Do I need to change something in some config file?
In file chooser, open a directory containing some subdirectories (the more the better).
Let’s say there are lots of subdirectories and you don’t want to manually scroll to find subdirectories starting with letter T.
You type t.
4.a. In the old file chooser, that action would still keep all the contents and it would scroll down to the first subdirectory starting with letter T. (e.g. Tail, Tetris, Twins, …)
4.b. In the new file chooser, this brings some pop-up search bar, filters content so that it keeps all subdirectories containing letter T anywhere in their name. (e.g. Atmosphere, Notes, Captain, …)
And only now, after I typed all that, I discovered that in the new file chooser, I can press ctrl+f to bring back the old behavior!
I guess I need to get used to this new workflow, and that’s it.
Let’s call this one solved.