This is referring to the Admin area of Navigation menus
It seems the normal behavior for building out Navigation Menus (Appearance>menus) is that when you expose categories or custom taxonomies, that list only shows terms that are not empty. This is fine behavior, but becomes a pain when trying to build out complex menus when the content is pending.
Does anyone know if there's a method or hook to tell Wordpress to allow empty categories to show up in these lists so they can be selected? Or is using custom links the only real option until content is entered?
update: as noted below, they do show up in the View All tab, but not when you do a Search. Additionally the view all tab is flat and not indented hierarchically.
This is probably an edge case so thanks for bearing with me!