Text Editor¶

The text editor in JupyterLab enables you to edit text files in JupyterLab:

The text editor includes syntax highlighting, configurable indentation (tabs or spaces), key maps and basic theming. These settings can be found in the Settings menu:

To edit an existing text file, double-click on its name in the file browser or drag it into the main work area:

To create a new text file in the current directory of the file browser, click the + button at the top of the file browser to create a new Launcher tab, and click the “Text Editor” card in the Launcher:

You can also create a new text file with the File menu:

A new file is created with a default name. Rename a file by right-clicking on its name in the file browser and selecting “Rename” from the context menu: