The layout manager has an "open" button which opens the selected layout in browse mode. I would like an option to open the layout in layout or find mode too.
I am frequently asked to modify reports. Having located the report by filtering the list in layout manager I can either open the report in browse mode then switch to layout mode; or I can remove the filter, try to ascertain the position of the layout in the full list, then enter layout mode and begin browsing the layouts until I find the correct one.
The second method is clumsy and slow but it is faster than opening a summary report on a large set of records across the WAN and waiting for it to generate summaries across the entire record set.
Having the option to open the layout in layout or find mode would allow us to avoid the data transfer, the processing times and the work-arounds.