Photoshop: Layer filter keyboard shortucts

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One of my favorite new features of CS6 and CC are the layer display filters. They allow me to quickly search for layers in files that are extremely deep, saving me tons of time combing through layer groups. The only problem is that there is no way to set a keyboard shortcut for this awesome feature and mousing to it is clunky and slow.

An ideal workflow for me personally would be something that, on keystroke, automatically acquires focus in the name search text field. Repeating that keystroke with an existing search string in place could clear the current search. The goal would be something akin to Mac OSx's spotlight, or the windows start button search functionality. Each, with a single keystroke, perform a powerful search. But in the case of Photoshop, a layer filter operation.
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cmd + option + shift + f (mac) ctrl + alt + shift + f (win) will search by name and put focus on the search field. Esc will dismiss the search.

The command "Find Layers" is under the Select menu. If you want to customize the shortcut to something shorter than a 4-key mash, use the Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts... to specify the shortcut you want.

Is that what you are looking for?