Allow transport controls to work even while Marker panel has focus
I often like to keep the markers panel open and in my personal workspace I have it take up a decent portion of one of my 2 monitors. This is very handy for stringouts of footage or long continuous clips like interviews or events, both of which represent situations where one would likely use a lot of markers.
The nice thing about having the marker panel open is having all the markers accessible at a click in a list instead of spread out on a timeline and also because having the panel itself always visible means being able to see descriptive and title text at all times. This is great when for example reviewing multiple takes of a shot and you can jump around to another take or maybe a reverse angle of the same shot.
The problem, and thing I'd like changed is that while you can, with the mouse, really easily jump from marker to marker in the markers panel which will simultaneously jump to that same point in either the source panel or timeline you're viewing markers for, the focus remains on the marker panel and this disables transport controls like the arrow, J,K,L and space keys. This unfortunately negates a lot of the benefits of navigating long clips or long timelines in the markers panel because you jump to a take and instinctively press space or 'L' to review that take and nothing happens because the focus is on the marker panel which has no transport controls. That's frustrating and you have to shift focus either with a keyboard shortcut or mouse in order to play it, and then you might just as rapidly reject or otherwise dismiss that take and decide you wanted a different one after all and now must change focus AGAIN. It makes sense and matches expectation that when you jump to a take in the markers panel, that focus remains on the marker panel and that should not change, however it would be good if a special case could be made while the marker panel has focus for the transport controls that are normally only applicable in the source, program or timeline panels, to continue to operate whichever such panel the markers in the markers panel are referencing. If this change were made, you could open a timeline full of markers, click on any given marker in the markers panel and press space and immediately see playback from the marker and then click another marker in that panel, jumping straight to it and hit L multiple times to immediately begin playback from that point and also fast forward because you know that you want to pick up from a point that occurs a little ways after the point marked, none of this would require focus to ever shift from the markers panel the whole time.
As there isn't any conflicting use of such commands in the markers panel I can't think of any drawbacks to this. If you attempt to edit title or descriptive then of course J,K and L and space and arrow keys would need to operate as normal keys and not transport controls but that would be the exception to this proposed new rule, coming in to play only when text is being edited and would also match user expectation because that is what always happens on computers generally when a text field is selected for editing anyway.