What does this MR do?
Now that projects API exposes
avatar_url even when
simple=true is used as query param (with https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/merge_requests/14498), we could use it for Projects dropdown and make search results within projects dropdown faster.
Does this MR meet the acceptance criteria?
Changelog entry added, if necessary [ ] Documentation created/updated [ ] API support added
Tests added for this feature/bug
[ ] Has been reviewed by UX
Has been reviewed by Frontend [ ] Has been reviewed by Backend [ ] Has been reviewed by Database
Conform by the merge request performance guides
Conform by the style guides
Squashed related commits together
What are the relevant issue numbers?
Closes #38052 (closed)