This page describes the tabs, menus, and buttons in the Anaconda Navigator window.
Online and offline modes#
Normally Navigator is used online so that it can download and install packages.
In online mode, Navigator must be able to reach these sites, so they may need to be allowlisted in your network’s firewall settings.
https://conda.anaconda.org for conda-forge and other channels on anaconda.org
google-public-dns-a.google.com (184.108.40.206:53) to check internet connectivity with Google Public DNS
If Navigator detects that internet access is not available, it automatically enables offline mode and displays this message:
In the Preferences dialog, select Enable offline mode to enter offline mode even if internet access is available.
Using Navigator in offline mode is equivalent to using the command line conda commands
update with the flag
--offline so that conda does not connect to the internet.
The page options in the left column of Navigator represent the programs main components. Click a page name to open it.
The Home page is open by default when Navigator starts. Home displays all of the available applications that you can manage with Navigator.
The first time you open Navigator, the following popular graphical Python applications are already installed or are available to install:
Anaconda on AWS Graviton
Anaconda Prompt (Windows only)
Anaconda PowerShell (Windows only)
You can also build your own Navigator applications.
Working with application tiles#
In each application tile, you can:
Launch the application–Click its Launch button.
Install an application–Click its Install button.
Update, remove, or install a specific version of an application–Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the application tile.
Applications are installed in the active environment, which is displayed in the Applications on list. To install an application in a specific environment, first select the environment from the list, then click the Install button on the application’s tile.
The left column lists your environments. Click an environment to activate it.
With Navigator, like with conda, you can create, export, list, remove, and update environments that have different versions of Python and/or other packages installed. Switching or moving between environments is called activating the environment. Only one environment is active at any point in time. For more information, see Managing environments.
The right column lists packages installed in the currently-activated environment. The default view is Installed packages. To change which packages are displayed, click the arrow next to the list, then select from Installed, Not Installed, Updatable, Selected, or All packages. For more information, see Managing packages.
Channels are locations where Navigator or conda looks for packages. Click the Channels button to open the Channels Manager and modify which channels Navigator uses. For more information, see Managing channels.
On the Learning page, you can learn more about Navigator, the Anaconda platform, and open data science. Click the Documentation or Training buttons to filter the learning tiles visible to you. Click any tile to open it in a browser window.
On the Community page, you can learn more about free support forums and social networking relating to Navigator. Click the Forum or Social buttons to filter the community tiles visible to you. Click any tile to open it in a browser window.
To get help with Anaconda and Navigator from the community, join the Anaconda community.
The Anaconda Navigator menu (name may differ based on OS and launch method contains the following options:
About — displays information about Navigator, including a link for bug reports and feature requests. In Linux this is in the Help menu.
Preferences — allows you to set your Navigator preferences.
In the Preferences window you can:
Set the Anaconda.org API domain if you are going to use channels and packages from Anaconda.org.
You must verify your Anaconda.org email address to use the Anaconda.org API.
Set the Anaconda Server API domain if you are going to use channels and packages from the Business (On-prem) tier (also known as Anaconda Server).
Set the Enterprise 4 Repository API domain if you are going to use channels and packages from your Repo 4 server.
Enable or disable SSL verification.
Optionally set a certificate to verify SSL connections.
Toggle the option to provide personally non-identifiable information to help improve the product.
Enable or disable offline mode.
Hide the offline mode dialog box.
Hide the Quit dialog box when exiting the program.
Hide the Update dialog box when starting the program.
Hide the Close running applications dialog, which normally displays when exiting the program if there are still running applications that were launched from Navigator.
Modify Navigator’s display with Enable High DPI scaling option. This option can be useful if Navigator isn’t displaying correctly on some high DPI screens.
Show application startup error messages.
Set the PyCharm Community Edition path if it was not installed in the default location.
Set the PyCharm Pro path if it was not installed in the default location.
Set the Visual Studio Code path if it was not installed in the default location.
Click the Reset to defaults button to change preferences back to their default values.
Be careful when changing values directly in the configuration files for Navigator or conda. Incorrect configuration can cause issues with these products.
There is a base configuration validation tool included, so if the user misses any required section or option they will be informed through a popup box. See figure below.
Make changes to the Conda configuration file (.condarc).
There is a base configuration validation tool included. The .condarc file must be a valid yaml format file. If the content is not in a valid yaml format, the user will receive an error. See figure below.
Services (macOS only)–links to your computer’s system preferences menu.
Hide Anaconda-Navigator (macOS only)–hides the Navigator window.
Hide Others (macOS only)–hides all windows except the Navigator window.
Show All (macOS only)–shows all windows including the Navigator window.
Quit Anaconda-Navigator–exits Navigator.
The Help menu contains links to documentation and Navigator logs.
Allows you to search your computer’s Help (Windows and macOS only).
- Online documentation
Links to this documentation, which you can read in any web browser. You can also open this documentation by clicking the Documentation button at the bottom left of the Navigator window.
- Logs viewer
Allows you to review the logs of all actions performed in Navigator in the current session. This option displays a list of log files, including
navigator.log, which contains Navigator application logs, and
condamanager.log, which contains logs written by the conda-manager component.
A new log file is created every time you run Navigator, with a number added to the end of the file name. More recent log files have higher numbers.
Navigator window buttons#
Displayed at the top right. Click to sign into Anaconda Cloud or to connect to any of the free or subscription repositories Anaconda provides. Signing into a repository service will enable searching for packages within that repository.
Displayed at the bottom left. Click to open Navigator documentation in a browser window.
- Developer Blog
Displayed at the bottom left. Click to read what our developers have to say about Navigator development.
- Social media
Displayed at the bottom left. Click to see our Twitter, YouTube, and GitHub pages.