It seems like they stripped all metadata, including visual names of items themselves, and instead substituted random words.
The result is like playing a text-based adventure game without a list of the verbs the game supports.
Per memory, 7 and even 98 had a perfectly reasonable and accurate search.
If I type VS... Visual Studio Code! Cool. (wonder why it did not suggest Visual Studio itself which I also have installed, buy hey I got what I wanted)
If I type VSC... ??? config files and some random XMLs from the deep realms of AppData
If I type vscode... No results, try a web search!
If I type Visual Studio... THE Visual Studio shows, but no Code in sight
If I type Visual Studio Code... There it is again!
The whole rigmarole is just... Huh?! How does one even reach that point? I can't think about any naive buggy way that could reasonably cause such discrepancy of results. Just search by Filename and Display Name! Or whatever criteria, but be consistent!
But literally mystified why there isn't a prebuilt index table that instantly loads the top results.
All Windows apps / panels + last 250 files opened shouldn't be hard.
So there is literally already a textual, and usually interpretable, path to any window.
Apparently tying search into that made too much sense though, and so instead we get a reinvented (slightly square) wheel.