Can we have a separate hot key for adding clip markers so you don't have to have a clip highlighted in timeline to add a marker to it? It's very frustrating when logging clips in a sequence and if they come un- highlighted and you hit add marker button it puts a sequence marker in instead of a clip marker. There should be two different keys one for clips one for sequence. In general there's far too many hotkeys that only work when the window it's made for is activated. If it's specific only to a single specific window it should just work whenever you press it regardless.
Mike Kawalski commented
A semi-workaround is to make sure all tracks are targeted (that you want markers on) then enable Selection Follows Playhead. It doesn't auto-select clips during playback but at least while scrubbing it helps.