The New Window script step should offer an option to specify a different layout, with same options as the Go To Layout step. It should also offer the option to open the new window in Browse, Find, or Preview mode.
- to prevent unwanted script triggers from firing when we don't even want to be on the current layout
- to avoid unwanted screen redraws
- to avoid unwanted record loading
- to simplify script creation and maintenance
Perhaps this should be two separate ideas but they do overlap so there you have it.