I worked only on one project using the portal so I have not developed all the tricks yet to be efficient. It does not help that all the shortcuts with the F keys have changed (NC contact, NO contact, box, new network, new branch etc, and Ctrl-Tab does not work)
I too would like to know how to get similar operation to the Go to -> Location found in Step7. I use this functionality all the time, litteraly, to find my way through a program.
I hit Ctrl-Alt-Q on any item, the Go To form pops and I put in the any address I need to look out. Often this address comes from an opened VAT I am using for diagnostics of the specific issue I am looking at. In 1 or 2 seconds I have all the information needed. I agree in the Portal it is cumbersome in comparison to go to the specific DB, navigate inside it to find the reference (sometimes buried deep in structures or large DB) and do this multiple times.
I guess the use of the Go To feature is a matter of preference of how to use Step7, but I feel it is a very efficient way of finding what you need, The fact you can also sort by access type by simply clicking the header, and get the writes or reads first is also nice.
I would be interested to hear further comments from other people using Go To extensively, typing addresses directly. What is the best alternative/workaround you ended up using to get a similar result?