Sure, there are two ways I normally search for something, a saved search in the sidebar and, a macro using Keyboard Maestro that simulates the keystroke option-P for the Go To Anything dialog, then types or pastes the search term.
Using the sidebar, I have an item that has seven items within it. That item is titled: “Circular Tower Paper Tray:”. Items within it are; Tray #1: - Tray #7: I use this to reference items I have in a filing system on my desk. Each Tray # would contain an actionable item which can also have a priority tag. I can and I do find the items within this when I search by priority tags. My aim here is to Go To “Circular Tower Paper Tray:” and see it expanded to check visually if there are things there I forgot to pay attention to.
I moved “Circular Tower Paper Tray:” to a project top level as I did not want to see it with things above it when I wanted to focus on it.
Concrete example: I have a saved search titled “Circular Rack”. It contains the following search criterion:
Circular Tower Paper Tray except (@search union archive///*)
When I click on this, I get my project, “Circular Tower Paper Tray:”, and it is collapsed every time. I would like to get this result and see it expanded. Of interest is the way I can use Go To Anything, type in “Circular Tower Paper Tray:”, and it is found expanded. But with a saved search, it is always coming up collapsed.
I could work-around this by adding some unique tag to every element within the project and searching on that unique tag, But this seems way too convoluted a procedure. All it takes is the command-option right arrow to expand and I have exactly what I want. Go To Anything seems to find the item and shows all it’s sub-folders expanded. Search, as I have defined it, always shows the result not expanded.