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  1. make the advanced settings accept existing resources

    I can easily create an Azure Cloud Shell using the defaults. But if I want to create a Cloud Shell in my region with the advanced settings, then it is much harder if not impossible.

    It seems like I should be able to create a resource group, a storage account and a file share in my region and then use those as existing resources in the Show advanced settings dialog. But the advanced settings dialog only accepts my resource group. The other resources don't appear in the popup menus.

    I'm told that the workaround for this is to mount my…

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    • powerbi

      We need PowerBI CLI installed on the CloudShell:

      Install with: npm install powerbi-cli -g
      Currently the install command gives errors

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      • Provide visual cue on defaults that cloud-shell chooses

        When a user clicks for cloud-shell in a portal, certain defaults are chosen for her. However the user is unaware of these defaults.

        It will be good to give a visual cue to indicate what is your default subscription in the cloud-shell.

        For e.g. the command prompt can be ‘user@AzureSubscriptionXyz :$ ‘

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        • Feedback that is common across PowerShell and Bash in Azure Cloud Shell

          What are the possibilities of combining OneDrive for Business with a subfolder on CloudDrive? That would be great having a central point for scripts etc etc... Just thinking out loud...

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          • Support for Touch screen

            Please provide ability to scroll console on touch screen

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            • Shell is too slow to connect

              It just takes way too many seconds!

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              • Cloud Shell Public IP ranges

                Is there a plan to publish public IP ranges that are alloted to containers that run cloud shells? I intend to use NSGs to some training VMs to only have connections originate from Cloud Shell.

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                • Install `parallel` in the console shell image

                  I have some bash functions that wrap 'az' with 'parallel' to do cleanup operations, etc, quickly.

                  Can `parallel` be installed in the image? There's probably a variety of other dev/scripting tools like `parallel` that might be useful to have installed. If I come across more, I'll add them here as comments.

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                  • Install 'zsh' in the console shell image

                    I have a number of "dotfiles" including scripts around 'az' that would be nice to be able to use with CloudShell. Some of those scripts probably depend on the shell being `zsh`.

                    Can we get `zsh` available inside the environment?

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                    • Dark text on white background

                      Not everyone likes a white on black shell!

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                      • Install virtualenv for python

                        pip install virtualenv # python 2.x
                        pip3 install virtualenv # python 3.x

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                        • 4 votes
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                          • Ctrl+w Key binding interception by Cloud Shell rather than Browser

                            For most admins from the Linux world, Ctrl+u (clear entire line in shell) and Ctrl+w (clear one word at a time in the shell) bindings are second nature. But using the shell in the browser world, Ctrl+w spells doom with browser tabs closing rather than deletion of a word from the command line.

                            Complicating matters is the fact that admins often hit Ctrl+w in the shell multiple times (to remove multiple words) and this ends up in closing of a multitude of tabs.

                            Either the browser must warn with the Stay/leave page confirmation dialog before closing the tab (less preferred)…

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                            • Allow cloudshells to be whitelisted in network security groups

                              We whitelist IP's that are allowed to access privileged services. We'd like to be able to whitelist cloudshells for our staff members.

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                              • Make fullscreen cloudshell accessible without portal being loaded

                                Curent portal integration is fine but please allow access to cloudshell also as a separate component without portal integration e.g. https://cloudshell.azure.com or portal.azure.com/cloudshell

                                Typically I don't need portal at all when I have command line or I can open portal in different tab/window if needed. Also it would speed up page loading on slow/mobile devices.

                                15 votes
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                                • Allow the font size change for the console

                                  Instead of requiring zoom feature of the browser, which makes the portal UI elements also big, allow a setting to change just the console fonts

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