Should be: you see "test" in the search field.
What happens instead: the first key you've pressed only switches the page to the Applications, the character doesn't get shown in the search field. You see "est" instead of "test".
LMDE, mintMenu 5.4.9.
Note: happens only when "Remember the last category of search" is turned off.
Affects me too, hard to understand how this is not a problem (my post @ forums http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=146771). I might take a look and see if I cant fix this
@monsta I have fixed this and a few other issues in my branch and asked for a pull request #49 You can use the changes in my branch to fix your menu (its a 1 line fix)