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Done in version 26 (2022). You can now use Tab and Shift+Tab to cycle focus while renaming layers and artboards (but not assets yet — vote to make it happen, https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/31567951). Yay!
Please comment here if you have any issues with how it works).
An error occurred while saving the commentMichal Fíbek commented
Definitely want this feature!
At least there's small speed improvement for workflows which does not require selecting specific layers in the panel, but directly on the artboard (good eg. for Ai -> Ae fast layer preparation workflows) – you can record custom action for opening Layer Options panel and assign a shortcut for it.