Gnome-shell search only looks in users home?

I just wanted to ask if its by design that the gnome-shell search feature only finds files in users home?
I have added a few more folders from outside the home directory to my search/tracker and can find the files using tracker3 search <query> however if I go to the gnome-shell search I can’t find them, in fact I only can find files in my users home.

These search results are provided by Files/Nautilus, so I would suggest using the nautilus tag. Not sure if this will be seen by Nautilus developers otherwise.

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That’s right, it’s limited to home. Shell search provider doesn't find files outside of home directory (#502) · Issues · GNOME / Files · GitLab

I’m adding it to my todo list.

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