[IPython-dev] Cntr-s makes cell inactive

Zoltán Vörös zvoros at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 12:52:50 EDT 2015

Hi all,

I think the behaviour of some keyboard shortcuts has changed recently. 
In particular, Cntr-s for saving the notebook renders the cell inactive 
(i.e., the cursor is taken away, and the border of the cell becomes 
gray). Was this a conscious design decision, or this happened by 
accident? I would like to propose that in cases, where it is clear that 
one doesn't want to leave the cell when invoking a certain shortcut, 
e.g., saving the entire notebook, the cell should not become inactive. 
What now happens to me quite often is that I hit Cntr-s, and then b, 
which then creates a new cell above, while I actually wanted to type 'b' 
in the current cell. I think this was not like this before.

If this was considered, and this is the decision that the developers 
arrived at, so be it. Otherwise, I would be happy to issue a PR, if the 
core team agrees.


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