Azure Tips and Tricks Part 1 - Use Keyboard Shortcuts in the Azure Portal

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Most folks aren’t aware of how powerful the Azure platform really is. As I’ve been presenting topics on Azure, I’ve had many people say, “How did you do that?” So I’ll be documenting my tips and tricks for Azure in these posts.

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Azure Portal Keyboard Shortcuts

Developers love keyboard shortcuts and there are plenty keyboard shortcuts in the Azure platform. You can see a list by going to Help and then Keyboard Shortcuts in the portal as shown below.

You will see that you have the following keyboard shortcuts available:

Keyboard shortcuts


CTRL+/	Search blade menu items
G+/  	Search resources (global)
G+N 	Create a new resource
G+B 	Open the 'More services' pane


G+, 	Move focus to command bar
G+.		Toggle focus between top bar and side bar


G+D 	 Go to dashboard
G+A 	 Go to all resources
G+R 	 Go to resource groups
G+number Open the item pinned to the favorites bar at this position

But also go to the help section in the portal for additional shortcuts as they are being added.

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