Photoshop: Layer blending mode indicator on layer(s) in layer palette

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I think it would be extremely helpful for there to be some sort of indicator (like a small initial) on each layer in the layer palette that has a blending mode applied to it. So at first glance of the layer palette you can find for example, which layer(s) have the Soft Light blend mode applied and which are set to multiply, etc. In my case, as a retoucher, that would save a lot of hunting through huge layer stacks looking for the one layer where the dodging and burning is done on a Soft Light layer, especially when working on someone else's file. Also, this could help immensely when we receive layered files from an agency where we have to go in and figure out what is what and where certain pieces are before even beginning the retouching.
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You could use the new Layer Search feature in Photoshop CS6 to find layers with specific blend modes: