firefox tab search does not find unloaded tabs

Unloaded, or suspended, or discarded, or sleeping, or whatever you want to call them— these tabs do not come up as a tab you can switch to when doing the tab search in Firefox, whether through the ’everything box’ (address bar) general autocomplete history search or through the dedicated open-tabs-only search, which just puts ‘% ’ at the start of the universal search bar for you, which tells it to give you only open tabs.

It excludes ‘unloaded’ tabs and since there’s no way to search for them or switch to them, and this is completely undocumented, i conclude that it is a bug.