When selecting the link for a nav item, click on Link to Internal Post/Page and search for something that has both a media post and a normal post / normal page.
All items with the name populate rather than just the post/pages. This is redundant when we have the media option to search media and is annoying when the post/page is usually at the bottom of the dropdown. If this cannot be fixed, can it be sorted so pages are at the top at least for the internal post/page dropdown.
In image below, i have searched for a business page and you can see all the media items populating the dropdown.
there is a difference between the Internal post/page and the Media options. While the former links you to the attachment page the latter links you to the media file (e.g. the image) itself. You should try it out yourself to see the difference.
I think you are missing the point. The functionality of the drop-down sorting order has changed from 1.7.3 to 1.8 causing more user time wasted by increased scrolling
If you have a service such as “business” and many media items named including the word “business” and only 1 page named “business” then you now have to scroll to the bottom of the drop-down to reach your page whereas before it was at the top.