Editor features

This guide introduces some of marimo editor’s features, including a variables panel, dependency graph viewer, table of contents, HTML export, GitHub copilot, code formatting, a feedback form, and more.

This guide introduces some of these features.


The editor exposes of a number of settings for the current notebook, as well as user-wide configuration that will apply to all your notebooks. These settings include the option to display the current notebook in full width, to use vim keybindings, to enable GitHub copilot, and more.

To access these settings, click the gear icon in the top-right of the editor.

Click the gear icon to access notebook and editor settings.

Overview panels

marimo ships with the following IDE-like panels that help provide an overview of your notebook:

  1. errors: view errors in each cell;

  2. variables: explore variable values, see where they are defined and used, with go-to-definition;

  3. dependency graph: view dependencies between cells, drill-down on nodes and edges;

  4. table of contents: corresponding to your markdown;

  5. logs: a continuous stream of stdout and stderr.

  6. snippets - searchable snippets to copy directly into your notebook

  7. documentation - move your text cursor over a symbol to see its documentation

Click these buttons to access the editor panels.

These panels can be toggled via the buttons in the lower left of the editor.

Cell actions

Click the dot array to the right of a cell to pull up a context menu (or hold and drag to move the cell):

Access cell actions like code formatting, hiding code, and more through the cell context menu.


  • Click on a variable in the editor to see where it’s defined and used

  • Cmd/Ctrl-Click on a variable to jump to its definition

  • Right-click on a variable to see a context menu with options to jump to its definition

Keyboard shortcuts

We’ve kept some well-known keyboard shortcuts for notebooks (Ctrl-Enter, Shift-Enter), dropped others, and added a few of our own. Hit Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-H to pull up the shortcuts.

We know keyboard shortcuts are very personal; we’ll let you remap them in the future.

Missing a shortcut? File a GitHub issue.

Command palette

Hit Cmd/Ctrl+K to open the command palette.

Quickly access common commands with the command palette.

Missing a command? File a GitHub issue.

Module autoreloading

Enable module autoreloading via the settings icon (top right). Learn more in the runtime configuration guide.

Export to static HTML

Export the current view your notebook to static HTML via the notebook menu:

Download as static HTML.

You can also export to HTML at the command-line:

marimo export html notebook.py -o notebook.html


Click the settings icon in the top right to access important configuration settings. For example, you can configure marimo to not autorun on startup. You can also enable GitHub Copilot from this menu.

Configure settings.

A non-exhausted list of settings:

  • Vim keymaps

  • Dark mode

  • Auto-save

  • Auto-complete

  • Editor font-size

  • Formatting rules

  • GitHub Copilot

  • Autoreloading/Hot-reloading

  • Outputs above or below code cells

Send feedback

The question mark icon in the panels tray (lower left of the editor) opens a dialog to send anonymous feedback. We welcome any and all feedback, from the tiniest quibbles to the biggest blue sky dreams.

Send anonymous feedback with our feedback form.

If you’d like your feedback to start a conversation (we’d love to talk with you!), please consider posting in our GitHub issues or Discord. But if you’re in a flow state and can’t context switch out, the feedback form has your back.