How to find instances available in the AWS LAX Local Zone

I recently needed to create a custom xml file to configure the instance types available in the LAX local zone for a Citrix Virtual Apps Deployment. In AWS parlance, you are looking to “Find an Instance type using the AWS CLI” This is what the command looks like for the LAX 1a local zone:

aws ec2 describe-instance-type-offerings --location-type "availability-zone" --filters Name=location,Values=us-west-2-lax-1a --region us-west-2

If you are looking in LAX 1b:

aws ec2 describe-instance-type-offerings --location-type "availability-zone" --filters Name=location,Values=us-west-2-lax-1b --region us-west-2

Example output from the LAX 1a local zone
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Chromebook Shortcut to Display Settings

Do you ever move your Chromebook place to place with a variety of display / monitor arrangements? I do. So I wanted a shortcut to the Display settings.


This probably won’t work in your browser as a link from this page. Just copy this link and paste it into your browser or create a bookmarks bar shortcut.

I leave the Name blank so there will be just a gear icon with no text in the bookmarks bar.

You can also use:


Whatever is faster or easier for you.

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