[Solved] Keyboard shortcut to clear cell output in Jupyter notebook

Does anyone know what is the keyboard shortcut to clear (not toggle) the cell output in Jupyter Notebook?

Enquirer: zesla


Solution #1:

You can setup your own shortcut in the UI (for the latest master version):

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This menu can be found in Help > Keyboard Shortcuts in any open notebook.

Respondent: Dmitrii Magas

Solution #2:

For versions less than 5:

Option 1 — quick hack:

Change the cell type to raw then back to code: EscRY will discard the output.

Option 2 — custom shortcut (without GUI):

For this, you need to edit the custom.js file which is typically located at ~/.jupyter/custom/custom.js (if it doesn’t exist, create it).

In there, you have to add

require(['base/js/namespace']) {
    // setup 'ctrl-l' as shortcut for clearing current output
           .add_shortcut('ctrl-l', 'jupyter-notebook:clear-cell-output');

You can add shortcut there for all the fancy things you like, since the 2nd argument can be a function (docs)

If you want mappings for other standard commands, you can dump a list of all available commands by running the following in your notebook:

from IPython.core.display import Javascript

js = """
  var jc_html = "";
  var jc_array = Object.keys(IPython.notebook.keyboard_manager.command_shortcuts.actions._actions);
  for (var i=0;i<jc_array.length;i++) {
    jc_html = jc_html + jc_array[i] + "<br >";

Javascript(data=js, lib=None, css=None)
Respondent: Ciprian Tomoiag?

Solution #3:

Add following at start of cell and run it:

from IPython.display import clear_output

Solution #4:

Just adding in for JupyterLab users. Ctrl, (advanced settings) and pasting the below in User References under keyboard shortcuts does the trick for me.

"shortcuts": [
            "command": "notebook:hide-cell-outputs",
            "keys": [
            "selector": ".jp-Notebook:focus"
            "command": "notebook:show-cell-outputs",
            "keys": [
                "Shift H"
            "selector": ".jp-Notebook:focus"
Respondent: M.GEM

Solution #5:

Depends if you consider the command palette a short-cut. I do.

  1. Press ‘control-shift-p’, that opens the command palette.
  2. Then type ‘clear cell output’. That will let you select the command to clear the output.

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Respondent: Donal Mee

Solution #6:

STEP 1 :Click on the “Help”and click on “Edit Keyboard Shortcut”

STEP 2 :Add the Shortcut you desire to the “Clear Cell” field

Respondent: Vedhasankaran

Solution #7:

I just looked and found cell|all output|clear which worked with:

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Respondent: Ray Tayek

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