Photoshop: How do I enable Timeline navigation with keyboard

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I have started to use Photoshop CS6 for fixing video blemishes and dustbusting. Tools are great for this kind of work, but navigation in timeline falls short, making a simple task more difficult than it should be.
Please can we get proper timeline navigation with keyboard shortcuts. Great if you could use both hands, one painting and other pressing keys to move around. This would speed up things and be much better ergonomically (after a long day the simple physical strain can get serious). I have used professional video/film/FX systems about 25 years and I speak of experience. Using your tablet pen for painting and then having to drag the timeline slider or hunting the small pane buttons is a major workflow stopper.

How about when the timeline pane is active, arrow keys etc. could be used for navigation. Not messing with other functions these keys have. No key combinations please (as in current CS6 using command key combination), it has to work with a single key press: forward, back, beginning, end. Maybe same commands as in After Effects could be a good idea, since these tools are often used together?

Consistency and ergonomics, please.


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