Release notes#

2.6.1 – June 10, 2024#

  • Refreshed the sign in dialog. Users can now connect to a repository directly from the sign in dialog.

  • Fixes for Dark Mode coloring.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the update reminder to repeatedly appear if the user did not update.

2.6.0 – April 18, 2024#

  • Dark Mode can now be enabled from Preferences.

  • Anaconda Toolbox is now installed by default in the base environment in Navigator.

  • Added Python 3.12 support.

2.5.4 – March 27, 2024#

  • Removed DataSpell and Datalore app tiles.

  • Updated Home page app tile positioning.

2.5.3 – March 4, 2024#

  • Users can now hide tiles on the Navigator Home page when the applications have dots (.) in their names.

  • Fixed issue where system-level dark modes were causing some dialogs in Navigator to have erroneous black backgrounds with black text.

  • Fixed issue where Navigator failed unexpectedly while logging an error.

  • The “Upgrade now” notice on the top menu now reads “Update now”.

2.5.2 – January 9, 2024#

  • When connecting to Anaconda Cloud, Navigator now skips the sign in pop-up and directly opens the Anaconda Cloud login page in your browser.

2.5.1 – November 14, 2023#

  • The Update Index action now checks for updates to installed applications every seven days.

  • Navigator no longer freezes when the Save and Restart option is selected.

  • Navigator no longer fails to start if the user’s .condarc file is empty.

2.5.0 – September 20, 2023#

  • Added new Anaconda Cloud log in dialog

  • Added new Anaconda on AWS Graviton application tile

  • Replaced IBM Watson Studio Cloud application tile with IBM watsonx application tile

  • Fixed issue where Navigator failed if launched while logged into account with a validated email address

  • VSCode now launches with the selected conda environment

2.4.2 – June 16, 2023#

  • Updated the design of the Anaconda Cloud (formerly known as Nucleus) sign-in dialog

  • Added occasional prompts to sign in to Cloud account

2.4.1 – June 1, 2023#

  • Added support for Python 3.11

  • Added support for conda 23.5.0

  • Added Anaconda Notebooks application tile

  • Renamed Anaconda Nucleus to Anaconda Cloud

  • Deprecated support for Python 3.7

  • Added better error messaging for issues detecting conda configuration file (.condarc)

2.4.0 – February 27, 2023#

  • Added support for conda 23.1.0

  • Added option to hide/show hidden channels in Anaconda Server channels configuration dialog

  • Renamed Team Edition to Anaconda Server and Commercial Edition to Anaconda Professional

  • Removed Deepnote application tile

  • Fixed link error in Oracle OCI application tile

2.3.2 – October 7, 2022#

  • Updated description of Deepnote application tile

2.3.1 – September 30, 2022#

  • Added new ad rendering service

2.3.0 – September 8, 2022#

  • Anaconda Partner Package Tiles have enhanced functionality

  • Updated Community Tab Links

  • Users can now filter applications on the Home page

  • Added Oracle OCI Data Science to the Home page

2.2.0 – May 19, 2022#

  • Improved handling of missing or corrupt anaconda-client configuration files.

  • Added conda commands, http requests, and more Navigator actions to debug logs.

  • Application icons are now shown for custom application packages when cached.

  • Added the DataSpell application to the Home page.

  • Further improvements to the detection of installed applications.

2.1.4 – April 5, 2022#

  • Updated product and repository naming to match new branding. See the Anaconda Blog for more information.

2.1.2 – February 24, 2022#

  • VSCode launched from the Navigator will use the selected conda environment.

  • Improved enumeration of packages from repositories that use the .conda format.

  • Dependency minimum versions updated to address bugs in dependent packages.

  • Overwriting an existing environment no longer creates an additional environment.

  • Improved detection of pre-2019.1 PyCharm installations.

  • Addressed issue where Navigator would not close after being open for several hours.

  • Logging out from Team Edition while being offline no longer triggers a connection notification.

  • Detected paths to third-party applications are now stored in preferences.

  • Mitigated “check_hostname requires server_hostname” application launch errors.

2.1.1 – November 15, 2021#

  • Navigator startup speed has been improved.

  • Numerous enhancements and bug fixes for Anaconda Team Edition users:

    1. Improved stability and status updates when Team Edition server cannot be reached.

    2. Added more visible option to bypass certificate validation if SSL certificate can not be validated.

    3. Channels button now always opens Team Edition channels wizard if user is logged in, not just during setup.

    4. Multiple channels wizard usability improvements.

    5. Navigator now supports email addresses as Team Edition logins.

    6. Logging out from CLI now causes Navigator to also be logged out.

  • Resolved issue where conda configuration is lost when logging out, then back in.

  • Third-party application (VS Code, PyCharm, etc.) detection and launch improvements:

    1. Application detection is reworked and now should detect latest app version if installed in default locations.

    2. If application fails to start (crashes in less than 10 seconds), error details are now displayed.

    3. Improved detection for closed applications when closing Navigator.

    4. Fewer application launch calls echoed to console when starting applications on Windows.

    5. Many smaller improvements with third-party application support.

  • High DPI scaling is now disabled by default on Linux.

  • Importing an incorrectly-configured environment no longer results in the existing environment getting deleted.

  • SSL validation preferences now apply to server URLs being added through login wizards.

  • Fixed multiple startup issues in some Windows environments.

  • Due to how some OSes handle spaces in path names, new environment names can no longer contain a space character.

2.1.0 – September 24, 2021#

  • Added ability to back up environments to local file or Anaconda Nucleus (

  • Environment Import dialog adds the ability to import an environment from Anaconda Nucleus.

  • Added ability to log in to an Anaconda Nucleus account.

  • Added new Connect dropdown menu with options to log in to a repository and an Anaconda Nucleus account (replaces Sign In button).

  • Added automatic refresh of package index with a fresh installation.

  • Added support of separate .condarc copy for AE4 Repository.

  • Create Environment dialog now shows all Python/R versions available in configured repository channels.

  • Some UI styling elements have changed.

  • Fixed ability to detect a user that is logged in from CLI for all repos.

  • Fixed display of previously-cached metadata in packages table.

2.0.4 – July 13, 2021#

  • Fixed launching of applications from Navigator.

  • Fixed validation of Enterprise Edition and Team Edition channels.

  • Fixed the fetching of available Team Edition channels during signin.

  • Fixed adding Team Edition channels after signin.

  • Fixed adding private Team Editon channels.

  • Anaconda Enterprise Repository 4 login process no longer requires restart.

  • Added message after Anaconda Enterprise login to remind users to configure their channels if they have not already done so.

  • Navigator now detects AE4 properly and correctly verifies channels from AE4 after CLI signin.

2.0.3 – May 5, 2021#

  • Reworked login system:

    1. Added a main login pop-up to select a repository to connect.

    2. Added support of login to Commercial Edition.

    3. Added pop-ups to set domain on login for Team Edition and Enterprise Edition.

    4. Reworked login pop-ups for, Team Edition, Enterprise Edition.

    5. Added pop-up to set up default_channels for Team Edition.

    6. Added scroll bar for better user experience and other improvements.

    7. Added detection of Commercial Edition user already logged in via CLI.

    8. Added detection of Team Edition user already logged in via CLI.

  • Added proper checks for SSL errors and unexpected errors.

  • Fixed how environment names that begin with underscores are displayed.

  • Fixed missing packages while doing setup for ATE/CE channels in default_channels.

  • Fixed issue with redirecting users logged in via TE or AE4 to client page.

  • Fixed clobbering .condarc settings.

  • Fixed application install via Navigator.

  • Fixed issue with missing login info in Navigator if the user is logged through the CLI.

  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements.

1.10.0 – October 19, 2020#

  • Improved Team Edition integration: you can now log in to your Team Edition account from Anaconda Navigator.

    More details at: Connecting Navigator to other repositories

  • Navigator will now remember the last environment used instead of loading the default environment each time.

  • Added a feature to scale Navigator fonts and items if Operating System scaling factor was changed.

  • Improved user login experience by separating, Team Edition, and Repo4 Enterprise.

  • Extended Navigator settings/preferences by adding the following functionalities:

    1. Modified Conda configuration file (.condarc) directly from Navigator.

    2. Modified Navigator settings file (anaconda-navigator.ini) directly from Navigator.

    3. Set up separate API domain names for / Team Edition / Repo4 Enterprise.

    4. Set PyCharm and VSCode file paths.

    5. Added scroll bar for better user experience and other improvements.

    See: Overview

  • Added a banner to the navigation pane to show you the most relevant news and tools.

  • Fixed bug with the Navigator Updater tool:

    The bug was a part of the 1.9.12 release, so users will not be able to update from 1.9.12 to 1.10.0 through this tool. You will need to use the terminal or install 1.10.0 from our official website.

  • Added tiles for PyCharm Pro and PyCharm Community/Datalore/IBM Watson Studio Cloud to the Home page.

  • Fixed bug with missing Visual Studio Code tile on the Home page.

  • Fixed bug where the environment would become stuck while installing packages.

  • Fixed bug where Navigator would hang while loading applications.

  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements.

1.9.12 – February 10, 2020#

  • Added PyCharm Tile to the Home page when installed.

  • Added Anaconda Prompt, Anaconda PowerShell tiles on the Home page (Windows only).

  • Now displays pip-installed packages in environments.

  • Improved the macOS Catalina experience with Navigator, around granting permissions to the various applications Navigator launches.

  • Numerous bug fixes.

1.9 – October 2, 2018#

  • Added support for Offline Mode for all environment-related actions.

  • Added support for custom configuration of main windows links.

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.8 – February 28, 2018#

  • Removed Projects page.

  • Now supports environment names with spaces on Windows.

  • Improved switching between Anaconda API domains.

  • Better integration with Visual Studio Code.

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.7 – February 13, 2018#

  • Added R and MRO documentation tiles.

  • Added custom spinner.

  • Better handling of Access Denied errors.

  • Better integration with Visual Studio Code.

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.6 – May 19, 2017#

  • Better logging for application launches.

  • Package list can be filtered by “to be installed”.

  • Selecting an environment on the Home or Environments page now selects it on both.

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.5 – March 2, 2017#

  • New Projects page for working with Anaconda Projects, still in beta status.

  • Added Navigator Updater and increased visibility of available updates.

  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements.

1.4 – January 31, 2017#

  • Navigator is out of beta status.

    The word “Beta” no longer appears in the title bar.

  • R Studio available from the Navigator Home page.

    R Studio is an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language. R Studio has been added to the R channel and can now be installed and launched from the Navigator Home page. To install and launch R Studio, in the R Studio pane, click Install and then Launch.

  • Orange app returns to the Home page.

    Orange app was removed from version 1.3 due to compatibility issues that have since been resolved. Orange app is pre-installed starting from version 1.4, so you can click Launch to launch it, with no need to install it first.

  • Option to disable or enable SSL verification.

    From the top menu bar, select Preferences, select or clear the Enable SSL verification checkbox, and click Apply.

  • Support for Anaconda Fusion licenses.

    Navigator now supports packages that require a license, including Anaconda Fusion. Installing Anaconda Fusion now automatically downloads a Fusion trial license from This license is generated once per user, so if a user uninstalls Fusion and reinstalls it, the user receives the original license. Trial licenses require users to register for a free account on

  • Correct display of “no arch” packages.

    When Navigator installs “no arch” packages, they now appear correctly on the Environments page.

  • Friendly warning about updating channels for long-term users.

    If users have created .condarc files that try to access–the original name of–Navigator now warns that channels are outdated.

1.3 – September 27, 2016#

  • License Manager dialog.

    You can now easily upload licenses for applications that require them.

  • Applications per environment.

    You can install applications to any environment. To do this, on the Home page, click Applications, then select the environment in which you want to install an application. If an environment is not selected, applications are installed by default in the root environment.

  • One-click updates and installs.

    You can install a new package or update an installed package in the active environment. See Managing packages.

  • Clearer indication of option to delete a search filter.

    On the Environments page, when the packages are filtered by a user-defined search string, hovering over the X button now turns the cursor into an arrow and the X turns red,to emphasize that clicking the X will clear the search string.

  • Channels now support tokens.

    The Channel manager now supports security tokens. See Adding a channel.

  • Channel name copy and paste support.

  • Navigator in a specific environment.

    Installing Navigator in an environment other than root now makes that environment the default upon Navigator startup, both for the Home and Environments pages.

  • Table pre-filtering according to Python version.

    To avoid unnecessary conflicts, the table that displays a filtered view of packages–according to the Installed, Not Installed, Upgradeable and Downgradable filter values–does not display packages that are incompatible with the installed version of Python.

  • Dialog size restore.

    Upon restart, the application window’s last size and location are preserved, instead of the windows being maximized upon startup.

1.2 – August 1, 2016#

  • Improved .condarc support.

    Navigator now reads from and writes to the conda configuration file (.condarc). In previous releases, updates made within Navigator to the conda configuration were not reflected in the .condarc file, and vice versa. Starting from version 1.2, when you add channels inside Navigator, the .condarc file is updated, and if .condarc is updated outside Navigator, Navigator correctly reads the available channels.

  • Improved channels support.

    You can now manage the channels on that you want Navigator to consider active. Active channels are included when you search for packages and other assets.

  • R environment creation support.

    Navigator now allows you to install a standalone R language environment or a mixed Python and R environment.

  • Conda environment file import.

    Navigator now allows you to import environment.yml files.

  • Updates for Enterprise users.


    You cannot use an Enterprise version of with Navigator.

    • Simplified preferences.

      Preference options are simplified so that only one URL is needed to set up the API. Changing this value affects the URL setting of the anaconda-client configuration.


      Changing the URL setting in the CLI affects the value displayed in the preferences.

    • Proxy.

      When using Navigator behind a proxy, the settings must be manually set inside the conda configuration file. See the conda proxy documentation.