The extent of the online help covering the "Search" topic is a bit thin:
Search Searches the information about the items
in the component list for the text you enter in
the Search box.
The above description is a bit awkward and lacks useful details. Consider
something like the following:
Performs a search for packages in the current component view which match text
entered in the Search box. An exact match search is performed on the package
attributes including description, file list, etc, etc... A substring search
via wildcard characters is supported via the "*" character. For example...