[IPython-dev] shortcuts for adding/deleting cells

Abhishek Pratap apratap at sagebase.org
Thu Mar 13 16:32:27 EDT 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 March 2014 12:20, Abhishek Pratap <apratap at sagebase.org> wrote:
>> For example:
>> in the (command mode with grey cell)
>> CTRL + a doesnt insert a new cell
> It's not Ctrl-a, it's just a. When you're in command mode, most of the
> keyboard shortcuts are single keys pressed by themselves, like gmail
> keyboard shortcuts. The reason we've done this is because almost all Ctrl
> shortcuts are already used for something by the browser, and we don't want
> to conflict with them.
>> Also once I convert the cell to a markdown type the it doesn't get
>> displayed as a markdown.
>> example attached
> Do any of the same things you would do to execute a code cell - press
> shift-enter or click the run button in the toolbar. This will render your
> markdown. Again, it's deliberate that you can leave a markdown cell without
> rendering it.
>> I think a video on new features and how to use them would be very
> helpful.
> Thanks, we'll think about that.
> Thomas
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Whole lot easier after few minutes of practice. Also from the help
menu keyboard shortcuts it is sort of confusing which commands are not
to be paired with ctrl or shift. My assumption was that anything after
ctrl+j follows the same convention. It cud just be my naivety.


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