Hi Ben, sorry if I my original post wasn’t clear
Let me try and outline the problem with a couple of scenarios: Even though I am a frequent user of Balsamiq, I do not have a good memory of all the controls, let alone all the icons. Often I will think, “I need some sort of text control or icon here”, so I just type “text” into the Quick Add to see what Balsamiq has to offer!
The problem here is just visual scanning – there is no easy way to see where the returned list of controls ends and the list of icons start. Yes, if I study the thumbnails carefully, I can probably tell which are icons and which are controls – but not at a glance.
But @Herb_Caudill gives a great example of another scenario – let’s say I know what I want, a chart icon. The list of results is not always ambiguous, as in Herb’s example, it is sometimes just crowded. Even when not crowded, it’s still blended (albeit in an orderly fashion). This slows down my visual processing. I want to type “chart” and BANG, there’s the pie chart icon I wanted
p.s. Edit: Just to be clear again, despite my wordiness, this is a minor enhancement suggestion