Set default playhead position not in center of timeline.
Set it to the left. I want to see more clips below playhead (on the right side) and less before playhead (on the left side)
Trevor Asquerthian commented
Best option would be an offset option (default 50% to match current behaviour)
0% - show only timeline after playhead
100% - show only timeline before playhead
15% - show *mostly* after playhead (something like this is what I want)
Your request is a good idea, but it is incomplete.
Think about how this will affect other users who like the current behavior and have gotten used to it over the last 25 years.
The best practice when changing something like this, is to keep the current behavior as default, but add an OPTION in the software preferences for your desired behavior.
It is even better to ALSO have a keyboard shortcut that can toggle between these two behaviors instantly, so that you don't have to go into the preferences panel every time.
This is item 328 on my spreadsheet: