Still waiting to know what's going on with my ride so I sat down at the laptop and played with the new Mate Advanced Menu.
There was a bit of silliness on my part when I was in the search box by default and didn't figure out immediately that I needed to go up before I could go anywhere else. Once I figured that out I was able to navigate the entire Mate Advanced Menu with ease. I could navigate from section to section and check out specific categories for applications so if say I knew I needed something to do chat with, I could rummage through the internet section and find the app even if I didn't know its name.
Of course it's not Super\Win Key mapped so I had to open it with the mouse before I could do all that which defeats the purpose, but as a counterpoint to how I think it ought to work to navigate by keyboard, the Advanced Menu is what I expected to be able to do with BriskMenu, which is why I was wondering if I was missing something obvious.
It might be worthwhile to seeing what the keyboard jockeys think about this situation. Yes, they can simply type the name of the application if they know it but having multiple ways to navigate is a way too strengthen the appeal. To make it more intuitive. Right?