GeoGebra allows you to create your own construction tools based on an existing construction. Once created, your custom tool can be used both with a pointing device and as a command in the Input Bar. All tools are automatically saved in your GeoGebra file.
Point[<Path>]. In case you need movable output, you can define a list of commands and use it with Execute Command.
Creating custom tools
Saving custom tools
Accessing custom tools
If you open a new GeoGebra interface using item New from the File Menu, after you created a custom tool, it will still be part of the GeoGebra toolbar. However, if you open a new GeoGebra window (item New Window from the File Menu), or open GeoGebra on another day, your custom tools won’t be part of the toolbar any more.
There are different ways of making sure that your user defined tools are displayed in the toolbar of a new GeoGebra window:
- After creating a new user defined tool you can save your settings using item Save Settings from the Options Menu. From now on, your customized tool will be part of the GeoGebra toolbar.
- Note: You can remove the custom tool from the toolbar after opening item Customize Toolbar from the Tools Menu. Then, select your custom tool from the list of tools on the left hand side of the appearing dialog window and click the Remove button (GeoGebra Desktop Version) or drag and drop it to the right hand side (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps Version). Don’t forget to save your settings after removing the custom tool.
Importing custom tools
- After saving your custom tool on your computer (as a GGT file), you can import it into a new GeoGebra window at any time. Just select item Open from the File Menu and open the file of your custom tool.
- Opening a GeoGebra tool file (GGT) in GeoGebra doesn’t affect your current construction. It only makes this tool part of the current GeoGebra toolbar.
- You can also load GGT file by dragging it from file manager and dropping into GeoGebra window.