Hi @tpr - thanks for your idea. I almost did that when building this feature the first time, but struggled to come up with the right UX. Been going around in circles for way too long on this and I am still not sure how it should look.
I am attaching a version of Tracy that includes the admin ajax search feature embedded into the PW Info panel. It's rough in look, but it works and returns exactly the same results as the admin version. Please note that it actually only works in the backend of your site at the moment - some missing dependencies.
I know this is not really what you asked for, but I am wondering what the best combo would actually be. Would you guys make use of an ajax search? Would it make sense to combine the ID and page search into one feature? Do we want edit and view links for results searched by name, rather than ID.
Anyway, I am happy to implement something here - just looking for feedback on what you guys would find useful.