Drag view / jump half screen
When editing a track (cutting out unnecessary repetitions, breaths, and such) the playhead sweeps over the region to be cut out, so one must scroll back to get the relevant part in view. Doing this with the scrollbar at the bottom is not easy - dragging the slider is too fast, clicking on the empty part of the scrollbar is too slow.
I see two good solutions to this problem which could be implemented simultaneously:
1. Some key + mouse drag transforms the cursor into a hand (like Space in Adobe Photoshop, or the Hand tool in Acrobat Reader), and you can pull the relevant region into view while the playhead stays at its original position.
2. Shortcuts, preferably simple keystrokes to jump back and forward a fixed portion of the screen (default to half, but may be customizable). The playhead stays at its original position.
I was going to request this, but I think it would be smoother to have an option that the timeline and the playhead move at the same time - therefore when you pause you still have the breath (or whatever it is) on the screen.