The new cell UI is an updated look and feel for Databricks notebooks. This guide is designed to orient users who are familiar with the existing notebook UI.
The quickest way to preview the new UI is the preview tag available in the notebook header.
This tag displays the current status. Click the tag and toggle the switch to ON. Then click Reload page next to the toggle. The page reloads with the new cell UI enabled.
If you click Don’t show this again to remove the preview tag, you can click View > Developer settings at any time and toggle New cell UI under Experimental features.
This section describes some commonly used features and where to find them in the new UI.
Cell numbers appear in the center of the cell toolbar unless the cell has a title. If the cell has a title, the title appears instead. In both cases, you can click on the text to add or edit a title.
To add a new cell, hover in the space between cells. You have the option to add a new, empty code cell or a Markdown text cell.
The toolbar remains visible when you scroll down a large code cell to provide more convenient access to cell status and actions.
To edit a single cell in full screen mode, use focus mode. Click the focus mode icon in the toolbar.
This opens a full screen editor for the cell. Any results appear in the bottom panel.
You can navigate to adjacent cells using the arrows on either side of the cell title or using the notebook table of contents.
You can toggle this preference using the View > Centered layout setting in the notebook menu.
Mouse over the run information next to the run button to see a tooltip with detailed run information.
If you have a tabular result output this information is also accessible by hovering over the “Last refreshed” section of the UI.
Use View > Line numbers in the notebook menu to toggle line numbers on or off.
No. Note that cells with titles now appear in the table of contents to assist you in navigating around a notebook.
The minimize icon has been removed. To minimize a cell, double-click the drag handle or select Collapse cell in the cell menu.