In the Mate desktop it is easy to launch applications with the menu search (menu pops up with the default Super_L key). But it remembers the initial search in such a way that when I try to launch a new application, just using the short-key and then typing the new search (like in other launchers - Synapse, Unity Dash, Whisker Menu, KDE menu search, etc) this doesn't lead to the expected result: the old search is not replaced by the new one, but the new one is added to the old.
e.g., if I first search for "vlc" and the program is started, and then I want to launch Firefox in the same way, writing "firefox" would result in searching "vlcfirefox".
Should the first search be
selected when the menu pops up for the second search, remembering the initial search would not be a problem: then, typing a new search would replace the old.
This problem is not too severe: the new search can be entered correctly if backspace key is pressed (long press :)) or if Ctrl+A is used to select the old search so it is replaced by the new.
But this is cumbersome compared to other search solutions out there where you don't have to look but instead can just start typing when the menu is visible.
Can this be changed?