This page describes the tabs, menus, and buttons in the Anaconda Navigator window.
The tabs in the left column represent the main components in Navigator. Click a tab to open it.
TIP: To learn more about terms used in Anaconda, see the Glossary.
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 whitelisted in your network’s firewall settings.
- https://repo.anaconda.com (or for older versions of Navigator and Conda, https://repo.anaconda.com )
- https://conda.anaconda.org for conda-forge and other channels on Anaconda Cloud (anaconda.org)
- https://vscode-update.azurewebsites.net/ for updating Visual Studio Code
- google-public-dns-a.google.com (188.8.131.52:53) 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:
Some of the functionality of Anaconda Navigator will be limited. Conda environment creation will be subject to the packages currently available on your package cache.
Offline mode is indicated to the left of the login/logout button on the top right corner of the main application window.
Offline mode will be disabled automatically when internet connectivity is restored.
You can also manually force Offline mode by enabling the setting on the application preferences.”
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 Home tab, shown in the image above, 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:
- Jupyter notebook
- Orange data visualization
- Qt Console
- Spyder IDE
- Glueviz multidimensional data visualization
- R Studio IDE
You can also build your own Navigator applications.
In each application box, 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 box.
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 in the list, then click the application’s Install button. You can also create a new environment on the Environments tab, then return to the Home tab to install packages in the new environment.
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 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 in the current environment. The default view is Installed packages. To change which packages are displayed, click the arrow next to the list, then select Not Installed, Upgradeable 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. For more information, see Managing channels.
On the Learning tab you can learn more about Navigator, the Anaconda platform and open data science. Click the Webinars, Documentation, Video, or Training buttons, then click any item to open it in a browser window.
On the Community tab you can learn more about events, free support forums and social networking relating to Navigator. Click the Events, Forum or Social buttons, then click any item to open it in a browser window.
TIP: To get help with Anaconda and Navigator from the community, join the Anaconda forum.