I recently updated my my Mac from a Macbook Pro 2013 Retina to a Macbook Pro 2017. In the process, I moved from Sierra to High Sierra OS.
The most annoying thing about this transition has been the loss of a quick navigation to the applications folder. I used to be able to bring it up with Cmd + space for spotlight, and type "App" and the Applications folder was the first result.
Now, it's a crap shoot if the folder will be in the results for "App" at all. To get it to reliably be the top result, I have to type all the way out to "Application" or even "Applications". (The horror!)
How can I change this behavior to have what I want at the top of the list? Is there a specific setting change I can make to Spotlight? Or is it just a matter of patient retraining?
I saw this question Spotlight search results priority from 2015 and OS X 10.9 that suggests modifying the filters and also states that there are no options provided for changing the priority. Is that still the case?