ArcGIS should have fast and smart location search directly in the main UI which would immediately navigate the user to any geographic location specified in the search box including:
- geo-autocomplete – suggests and previews locations in real-time as user types
- location history – remembers past searches (link to Bookmarks/My Places)
- area of interest – search within world, full data extent, display, etc.
Advanced and interactive Navigator (Overview window upgrade) available anytime in UI.
These enhancements would significantly improve overall user orientation and comfort while working with ArcMap or ArcCatalog. Related idea: Increase display speed