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Skill Level Intermediate
- [Female Instructor] In this week's Weekly Insight, we're going to do something a little different. We are not going to look at a service, but instead, we're going to explore the various keyboard shortcuts that are available when we use the portal. Let's start with the navigation shortcuts, and there are only two. The first is G plus comma. When you use this combination, the focus is put on the first item in the command bar. Let's see that in action. You will notice that the add button was highlighted for us. Let's repeat that, but we'll do it in a virtual machine blade. Again, it is G plus the comma. And connect is selected for us. The other navigation combination is G plus the period. This will toggle between the header and the sidebar. You will notice that Microsoft Azure is now selected. If I do G plus period once again, the sidebar is selected for us. Toggling back up to Microsoft Azure and then hitting enter will pop us into our dashboard. Now, let's look at keyboard shortcuts which will take us to a location. Starting with going to all resources, in which we'll use G plus A. If I would like to go back to the dashboard, it will be G plus D. And to go to all resource groups, is G plus, can you guess what it'll be? If you said R, you'd be right. G plus R will pop us into the resource groups. The next one is pretty cool. To open a sidebar item, use G plus the number of the item. For example, if I wanted to pop into the security center, I would use G plus the number four. For virtual machines, it would be G plus six. Now that we know how to move around and go to locations, we can focus on the to-do shortcuts. What's the thing that we do most often in Azure? Create a resource. The keyboard for that is G plus N. I remember this one, because N equals new. If I'd like a list of all the services, it's G plus B. To open the search dialogue box, use the G plus the forward slash. Here, you can use the arrows to scroll down. To pop into the search box of a resource, use control and the forward slash. And you'll notice that we can now search within VM too. And finally, to move an item up or down the sidebar, use the alt plus shift and the arrow keys. And you must already have the item selected. Once it's selected, you can go ahead, use the arrow key to move it down. In this case, I have moved all resources to the bottom of the list. And there you have it, all the Azure keyboard shortcuts that you can use in the portal.