Graphics View

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Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View User Interface

The Graphics View Graphics View always displays the graphical representation of objects created in GeoGebra. In addition, the Graphics View Toolbar is displayed at the top of the GeoGebra window, with the Menu-edit-undo.svgMenu-edit-redo.svg Undo / Redo buttons in the top right corner. The Graphics View Graphics View is part of almost all Perspectives.


Graphics View

Customizing the Graphics View Graphics View

The Graphics View Graphics View may include various types of grids and axes. For more information see Customizing the Graphics View. You may also change the layout of GeoGebra’s user interface according to your needs.

Displaying a Second Graphics View Graphics View

A second Graphics View Graphics View may be opened using the Menu-view.svg View Menu. If two Graphics View Graphics Views are opened, one of them is always active (either it's being worked with, or it is the last View that has been worked with). All visible objects created by Commands appear in the active Graphics View Graphics View.

Note Hint: You may specify for each object, in which Graphics View Graphic View(s) it should be visible by using the Advanced tab of the Menu-options.svg Properties Dialog.

Creating Mathematical Objects

Constructions using Tools

Using the construction Tools available in the Graphics View Toolbar you can create geometric constructions in the Graphics View Graphics View. Select any construction tool from the Graphics View Toolbar and read the provided tooltip, in order to find out how to use the selected Tool.

Note: Any object you create in the Graphics View Graphics View also has an algebraic representation in the Graphics View Algebra View.
Example: Select the Graphics View Circle with Center through Point Tool and click twice in the Graphics View Graphics View. The first click creates the center point while the second click creates a circle and a point on the circle.

Graphics View Toolbar

The Graphics View Toolbar provides a wide range of Tools that allow you to create the graphical representations of objects directly in the Graphics View Graphics View. Every icon in the Toolbar represents a Toolbox that contains a selection of related construction Tools. In order to open a Toolbox, you need to click on the corresponding default Tool shown in the Graphics View Toolbar (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps) or on the small arrow in the lower right corner of the Toolbar icon (GeoGebra Desktop).

Graphics Tools

Note: The Tools of the Graphics View Toolbar are organized by the nature of resulting objects or the functionality of the Tools. You will find Tools that create different types of points in the Points Toolbox (default icon Graphics View) and Tools that allow you to apply geometric transformations in the Transformations Toolbox (default icon Graphics View).

Direct Input using the Input Bar

You can also create objects in the Graphics View Graphics View by entering their algebraic representation or corresponding Commands into the Input Bar.

Note Hint: The Input Bar can be shown using the Menu-view.svg View Menu.

Modifying Mathematical Objects

The Mode move.svg Move Tool

After activating the Mode move.svgMove Tool you are able to move objects in the Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View by dragging them with the mouse or with a touch pad.

Note: At the same time, their algebraic representations are dynamically updated in the Algebra View Algebra View.

Copy & Paste

Via Keybord Shortcut Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V (Mac OS:Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V) you can Copy and Paste selected objects (except if they depend on the coordinate axes) into either the same or into another window.

Note: Copy and Paste will copy every ancestor of the selected objects but makes the non-selected objects invisible.
Example: If you copy objects depending on sliders into a new window, it will copy the slider (invisible) into the window, too.

The pasted object is fixed when you click on the Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View. If the copied object depends on at least one point then it can snap onto existing points when pasted (but only the point following the mouse pointer will do this).

Display of Mathematical Objects

Graphics View Style Bar

The Graphics View Style Bar contains buttons to

  • show / hide the Stylingbar graphicsview show or hide the axes.svg coordinate axes and a Stylingbar graphicsview show or hide the grid.svg grid (different kinds of grids in the GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)
  • go back to Stylingbar graphicsview standardview.svg default view
  • change the Stylingbar graphicsview point capturing.svg Point Capturing settings
  • open the Menu-options.svg Properties Dialog (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)
  • display additional Stylingbar dots.svg Views in the GeoGebra window (GeoGebra Web and Tablet Apps)

Style Bar for Tools and Objects

Depending on the Tool or object you select, the buttons in the Style Bar adapt to your selection. Please see Style Bar Options for Tools and Objects for more information.

Hiding Mathematical Objects in the Graphics View

You may hide objects in the Menu view graphics.svg Graphics View by either

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