I'd like to create a new cell that is not grouped with the previous cell

The documentation on creating a new cell says this:

To Create a New Cell: Move the pointer in the notebook window until it becomes a horizontal I-beam. Click, and a cell insertion bar will appear; start typing. By default, new cells are the Wolfram System input cells.

However, this creates a cell that is grouped with the previous one. How do I create an entirely new one separate from the previous.

Pictures below to better illustrate what I mean:

What I don't want is this:

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becomes this when I press the enter key:

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I would rather have an entirely new "un-grouped" cell.

  • $\begingroup$ FYI, Merged cells are a single cell so it is not the best term here. The second cell is a separate one here. You can adjust CellGroupingRules based on this 118649 to make it outside the previous cell group but it may be a pain to maintain this. What is your final goal. What do you want to group with what and why is grouping a problem? p.s. you can also set CellGrouping -> Manual for the notebook and do not have any grouping by default. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Dec 4, 2019 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba I want to separate out other code that follows the previous ones so that I can conveniently click on the outermost cell of previous codes to run them without running anything else after that. Is there a more convenient way? $\endgroup$
    – reemodels
    Dec 4, 2019 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ You can group 'parts' by adding a Section cell (Alt+4) or any similar in front of each 'part'. Then you can click on the common cell bracket and hit Shift+Return. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Dec 4, 2019 at 10:35


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