Lightroom: Show date/time next to Library scroll bar

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LR should borrow a small feature from the Photoshop Elements Organizer that accelerates browsing large numbers of thumbnails. If thumbnails are currently sorted by capture time, then when the user moves the slider of the Library scroll bar, LR would show the date/time of the first visible thumbnail in a tool tip just to the left of the slider. Here’s what it looks like in PSE:

This lets you scroll to a given date very quickly, without waiting for LR to fully display the thumbnails and their annotations (which is never fast enough).

LR could extend this to all of the sort orders: capture time, rating, pick, file name, etc. It would show in the tooltip the appropriate value (date, rating, file name, etc.) of the first visible thumbnail. For a user order, LR could show the number within the collection of the first image.
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