Sometimes the (remarkably useful!) momentarily single-layer visualization while selecting a layer is a bit too short. Sometimes because the layer contents may be somewhat messier and therefore harder to make sense of what you’re looking for, and sometimes because a higher CPU load from some other process effectively reduces the time the layer is shown. Ideally one wouldn’t be drawing/painting under the latter condition, but some planning can take place while waiting for the other processes to finish what they’re doing.
Not being a developer myself, I don’t know how challenging would be to implement it. I’m hoping it would be quite trivial. Actually, I noticed right now it effectively already exists when changing the layers through page-up or page-down. So, while it’s then borderline unnecessary, perhaps even more trivial than I thought, and still makes the interface a bit handier, making it a nice addition to have if it would be absurdly easy, when someone doesn’t feel like doing anything more important.