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Navigating the Jupyter Notebook Window

Once you open a Jupyter Notebook, you can interact with it or edit it in the Notebook Window. An example of this interface is displayed below.

In Tree (Old) Interface:

In Lab (New) Interface:

Running Cells

To run all of the cells in your notebook, click Cell -> Run All. You can run a subset of cells by selecting the cells you would like to run and clicking Cell -> Run Cells, or Ctrl + Enter. There is also a Run button on the toolbar that has this same functionality.

In Tree (Old) Interface:

In Lab (New) Interface:

Saving Your Notebook

You can save your notebook by choosing File -> Save, by clicking the save icon in the toolbar, or by pressing Ctrl + S. The Checkpoint status at the top of the Notebook Window will update.

The Menu Bar and the Tool Bar

There are multiple ways to trigger each command you will use when working with a Jupyter Notebook. Commands can be accessed using the Menu Bar or Keyboard Shortcuts. Common commands are also present on the Tool Bar.

The Menu Bar contains dropdown menus for selecting commands.

The Tool Bar has buttons for easy access to commonly used commands.

In Tree (Old) Interface:

In Lab (New) Interface:


Keyboard Shortcuts

A variety of Keyboard Shortcuts are available to make editing and running Notebooks quicker. If you want to look up a specific shortcut, the Command Palette, highlighted below, is a useful resource.

This is what the Command Palette looks when opened:


Getting Help

Additional resources are available under the Help menu dropdown. You can take an interactive tour of the Notebook interface, view and edit Keyboard Shortcuts, and find links to external help resources for both Jupyter Notebooks, Python, and common libraries.

Reporting a Problem from the Notebook Window

You can use the Bug Report button in the Notebook Window to open the problem report feedback form (pictured below). You can also access the form through this link.

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