There isn’t something new in here, other that this feature jumped as a feature for Gnome 3.8. If you have missed our previous note on that, it will look like something as:
As you can see, all search results are provided by individual applications, with the exception of Software and Web browser Applications that are both treated in a special manner meaning that they are always available as a means to launch searches.
The results will be limited in a manageable number (3-5), but there will be an option to “see more”. You will be able to launch a file with its associated Application.
||Individual Applications will provide algorithms(zeitgeist?) to order the results according to frequency/recency/favorites, while in the same time will look in various metadata.This is work in progress and there is already a repository:
Learn more at Gnome Live!
*always check on Gnome Live because features daily change!