Settings Dialog

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Note: The following only applies to the GeoGebra Desktop Version.


This dialog is available by selecting the Menu Properties Gear.png Advanced item in Options Menu, or by clicking the Menu Properties Gear.png Preferences icon on the Toolbar. It is divided into different sections, which are shown depending on active objects and Views: Options-objects24.png Properties, Menu view graphics.svg Graphics, Menu view cas.svg CAS, Menu view spreadsheet.svg Spreadsheet, Options-layout24.png Layout, Properties defaults 3.png Defaults, and Options-advanced24.png Advanced.

Options-objects24.png Properties

In this section the properties of objects can be changed. Clicking on the related icon displays the Menu-options.svg Properties Dialog of the object.

Menu view graphics.svg Graphics

This section is displayed only if the Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View is active and allows you to define its settings, e.g. background colour, axes and grid. See Customizing the Graphics View for further details.

Menu view cas.svg CAS

This section is displayed only if the Menu view cas.svg CAS View is active, and allows you to:

  • set a timeout for the Menu view cas.svg CAS calculations, in seconds
  • set how to show rational exponents

Menu view spreadsheet.svg Spreadsheet

This section is displayed only if the Menu view spreadsheet.svg Spreadsheet View is active. Here you can customize the spreadsheet, setting preferences for the input bar, grid lines, column/row headers and scrollbars. You can also enable using buttons, checkboxes and tooltips.

Options-layout24.png Layout

This section allows you to customize the layout of the main components of your GeoGebra window, setting the position of the Input_Bar, the Toolbar, and the sidebar, as well as the Style Bar and title bar visibility.

Properties defaults 3.png Defaults

This section allows you to customize the appearance and style of all the mathematical objects in GeoGebra. The list of all available objects is shown on the left of the dialog window, while on the right the Menu-options.svg Properties Dialog tabs are shown, where you can set visibility, colour, style and algebraic settings for all your mathematical objects.

Options-advanced24.png Advanced

This section contains the following advanced global settings:

  • Angle Unit: switch between Degree and Radians
  • Right Angle Style: choose the symbol for a right angle
  • Coordinates: define how coordinates are displayed algebraically
  • Continuity: if Continuity is On, GeoGebra tries to set new calculated points near the original ones
  • Use Path and region Parameters: you can turn On and Off this option
  • Virtual Keyboard: options to set the virtual keyboard language, its width,height and opacity
  • Checkbox Size: switch between regular and large checkboxes
  • Fonts Size: set the Menu font size
  • Tooltips: set the tooltip language and a timeout for tooltips
  • Language: use digits and point names specified for your language
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