Last week, we released a new version of the Azure Portal (v5.0). There is a lot of improvements in the portal, but I would like to focus on particular one: the keyboard shortcuts. Check it out!
Hubs (left menu) shortcuts:
H – equivalent of clicking ‘Home’ (toggle between startboard and active journey) [journey is the currently opened group of blades; blade is card/tab/subpage that contains some group of tiles, e.g. website properties or analytics)
N – open Notifications hub
A – open Active journeys hub
S or / – open Browse/Search hub
B – open Billing hub
C – open Create/New hub
Changing focus between blades shortcuts:
J – set focus on the previous blade
K – set focus on the next blade
F – set focus on the first blade
L – set focus on the last blade
This is one of the first steps to make portal usable only with keyboard. Currently we are working on focus management (to have focus placed/restored on expected/useful items). We are planning to add more shortcuts, and keyboard shortcuts legend (available by pressing ‘?’).
What do you think? Are you using keyboard shortcuts on other websites?