Use `simple=true` for projects API in Projects dropdown for better search performance

Merged kushalpandya requested to merge 38052-use-simple-api-for-projects into master

What does this MR do?

Now that projects API exposes avatar_url even when simple=true is used as query param (with, we could use it for Projects dropdown and make search results within projects dropdown faster.

Does this MR meet the acceptance criteria?

What are the relevant issue numbers?

Closes #38052 (closed)

Edited by kushalpandya