Cmd/ctrl below indicates command on Mac and control on Windows and Linux. These instructions are for English/QWERTY keyboards.
Hex supports a number of keyboard shortcuts, most modeled after the standard Jupyter set, which make a distinction whether you are selected into a cell or not.
For a full list of supported keyboard shortcuts see the table here.
While in edit mode, you can type in a cell as with a normal text or code editor.
enter/return to run an individual cell
enter/return to run a cell and add a new cell after
enter/return to run a cell and scroll to the next, or add a new cell if there isn't one immediately following
escape to enter Command mode. Users with Vim key bindings enabled will need to use
shift + esc.
space after a
. to list the attributes for Python classes and objects
tab to trigger in-line documentation for Python functions
You are in command mode if you are selected out of a cell.
k to navigate down or up
a to add a cell above
b to add a cell below
d twice) to delete a cell
enter/return to select into a cell (enter Edit mode)
Select multiple cells
To select multiple cells, first hit
esc to enter Command mode, and then
shift + up/down arrow or
shift + j/k to select additional cells. After selecting a block of cells, you can move them up/down (with the usual
cmd/ctrl up/down arrow) as well as copy/cut/paste (
cmd/ctrl + c/x/v).
You can access the command palette by hitting
cmd+p. From there, you can filter the available actions by typing in the search bar and press
enter, or use the corresponding keyboard shortcut, to execute.
Keyboard shortcuts list
Below are some actions we currently support with keyboard shortcuts. More complex actions (e.g. creating Input parameters, getting share links) are available via our Command palette.
|Move cell down||Cmd + J, Cmd + Down||Command|
|Move cell up||Cmd + K, Cmd + Up||Command|
|Navigate to App Builder||Alt + 4||Command, Edit|
|Navigate to Logic View||Alt + 3||Command, Edit|
|Restart and run all||Alt + R||Command, Edit|
|Move cursor up||Up||Edit|
|Move cursor down||Down||Edit|
|Undo||Cmd + Z||Edit|
|Redo||Ctrl + Shift + Z||Edit|
|Select All||Cmd + A||Edit|
|Dedent||Cmd + [||Edit|
|Indent||Cmd + ]||Edit|
|Code completion or indent||Tab||Edit|
|Change the cell type to Markdown||M||Command|
|Change the cell type to Code||Y||Command|
|Open the command palette||Cmd + P||Command, Edit|
|Undo cell deletion||Z||Command|
|Delete selected cells||D + D||Command|
|Insert cell below||B||Command|
|Insert cell above||A||Command|
|Select cell below||Down, J||Command|
|Select cell above||Up, K||Command|
|Select multiple cells||Shift + Up/Down, Shift + J/K||Command|
|Copy/Cut/Paste cell||Cmd + C/X/V||Command|
|Exit Command (enter Edit )||Enter (cell needs focus)||Command|
|Enter Command (from Edit )||Esc (cell needs focus), Shift + Esc for Vim users||Command, Edit|
|Save checkpoint||Cmd + S||Command, Edit|
|Run selected cells||Cmd + Enter||Command, Edit|
|Run the current cell, select below||⇧ + Enter||Command, Edit|
|Run the current cell, insert below||Option + Enter||Command, Edit|