Photoshop: Highlight open panels to make locating them in a workspace easier

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This is my first post and I am not sure how to format my paragraphs but I will continue anyway!

This is an idea for the Panels active in the workspace. Sometimes when I start Photoshop I have quite a few panels on my workspace.

I may then open a type of image that is quite different from the image I was editing when I closed Photoshop previously.
Say I now need the Path Panel and I take a quick look at my panel workspace and I don't see it. I go to the Window menu and I see that it is open. What I usually do is close it and then reopen it while looking at the workspace to see where it opens at.

Would it be possible to have the title of the panel highlighted in the workspace when I hover my mouse over the name of panel while I am in the Window menu? Or maybe have it change color or any other method that would make it noticeable.

That would save me a lot of time and effort of closing/opening panels and the panels would be very easy to locate.

By the way, I move my panels around quite often so they don't stay in one particular area. That makes it difficult to remember where they are located and if they are open or not open.
Thanks!
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> By the way, I move my panels around quite often so they don't stay in one particular area. That makes it difficult to remember where they are located and if they are open or not open.>

Okay, I don't think you're going to really like my take on this, but having my panel headers flash at me as I move about the interface would be more annoying than I can say. I don't want them to change color, become highlighted, anything, since half the time I'm waving my stylus about, I'm not looking for a particular panel.

You probably know all about workspaces, but it doesn't sound like you make much real use of them. I use a custom workspace. I know where my panels are. When I'm done using a panel I've dragged out of place, I reset my workspace to put it, or them, back in a fixed location that I've learned. Took me a couple of weeks to know where everything ought to be. I don't need all of them out all the time, and I can't imagine a situation when anyone would. It only takes a second to tidy as I change focus or change jobs.