In GeoGebra 4.2, the Graphics View and the Object Properties window were merged into the new Preferences window. The Preferences window is divided into 5 section tabs: the Object Properties which was discussed in the GeoGebra 4.2 Sneak Peek 2, the Graphics, Layout, Default, and Advanced sections. In this post, we take a peek at the changes and updates made in the Graphics and the Layout sections.
In GeoGebra 4.0, it is only possible to place an arrow on the positive direction of the x and y axes. GeoGebra 4.2 allows arrows on both directions of the x and y axes. The Navigation for Construction Protocol which was in the View menu of GeoGebra 4.0 is now included in the Graphics section.
In addition, labels for both axes are now available as options which include the standard x and y as well as the small letters of the Greek alphabet.
GeoGebra 4.2 also allows some customization. It is now possible to customize the coordinates where the x and y axes meet. Also, the user has the option to show/hide or change the location of the Input bar, the Toolbar, and the Sidebar. The Toolbar, for instance, can be placed at the bottom or the sides of the GeoGebra window.