JupyterLab Select, Move and/or Merge Multiple Cells

In this short article, you can find how to select and move/delete/copy/delete multiple cells at once in JupyterLab. This feature is available only in JupyterLab and not in Jupyter Notebook.

Step 1: Select Multiple Cells in JupyterLab

There are two ways to select multiple cells

  1. Using Shift + mouse
  • Select the first cell
  • Select next one by pressing Shift and a mouse click on right of it
  • Continue until the final cell
    • You can select the cells one by one
    • Select the first and last (including all between)
  1. Using Shift + J
  • Select the first cell
  • Press Shift + J in order to select the one below
  • Continue until the final cell

Step 2: JupyterLab Delete/Move/Copy Multiple Cells

Copying, merging or deleting of all selected cells is available from the menu (right mouse click):

Move

  • Right mouse click with all selected cells
  • Select Cut Cells
  • Select new cell after which you like to move the cells
  • Right click and Paste Cells

Delete

  • Right mouse click with all selected cells
  • Select Cut Cells

Merge

  • Right mouse click with all selected cells
  • Select Merge Selected Cells

Copy

  • Right mouse click with all selected cells
  • Select Copy Cells
  • Select new cell after which you like to move the cells
  • Right click and Paste Cells

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