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User settings

Customize your personal Hex experience with user settings.


On the preferences panel, you can customize Hex with options specific to you.


  • Allow cells to occupy the full width of your notebook.

  • Customize word-wrap and line-wrap settings for different cell types.

  • Toggle on Vim key bindings for SQL, code (Python & R), and markdown cells. This setting applies globally to all Hex Notebook views you interact with. Note that when Vim key bindings are enabled, you'll need to use shift + esc to enter into command mode.

  • Choose whether to run cells automatically after selecting to keep a magic result.


  • Select your preferred color theme for Hex. The default selection will match your system's theme preference.


Manage your notification preferences for different Hex interactions.

All email notifications are on by default. You can authenticate with your Slack account in order to customize notification preferences in Slack.

API keys

Manage the tokens you have generated to access the Hex API. This section is only visible if your Admin has enabled API access.

For more information, view Hex's API documentation.