Search on Custom Properties in Object Search Bar

We had created properties on both contacts and companies with one intent being to make them searchable so users could find records based on those fields.

However, users currently can only search on custom fields in the global search bar which isn't ideal.


If we make a custom field searchable specifically for contact records, ideally those fields could be searched directly in the contact object search bar so that results are narrowed down only to contacts. The same should apply to any object we set custom fields to searchable for.


The global search can be too broad. For example, we have a custom ID field and when attempting to search on an ID that I know only 1 contact record had the search returned 5 other records with the wrong contact as the main result.