Edit Mode vs Command Mode
Jupyter Notebook has a modal user interface. This means that the keyboard does different things depending on which mode the Notebook is in. There are two modes: Edit mode and Command mode.
Edit mode allows you to type into the cells like a normal text editor. Command mode allows you to edit the notebook as a whole, but not type into individual cells. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to switch between the two modes.
00:00 And now we’re presented with an empty Notebook. Now before we start to do anything in here, I want to make you aware that there’s two different modes. There’s the edit mode, which you can access by pressing Enter.
00:25 and you can see the little pencil disappears and the cell turns blue. In the enter mode you can write something into the cells, and in the command mode you can move cells around, delete them, add cells, et cetera.
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