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  1. 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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          • 2 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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                  • Increase 10 minute inactive timeout

                    Currently deploying some complex ARM templates from powershell on my computer can take up to 30 minutes - Powershell is running inside New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment commandlet and then returns success/failure. 10 minutes inactivity timeout is too low for such scenarios.

                    BTW, Google Cloud shell has 1 hour limit https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/features - The instance persists while your Cloud Shell session is active and terminates after an hour of inactivity.

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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.

                      8 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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