Configuring Preferences

Configuring Preferences

Looking at the Configure Preferences options in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Default Chart Settings Part 1

Looking at the first half of setting the global Default Chart Settings under Configure>Preferences>Chart>Chart Settings. Includes setting the Default Tool (and whether you want to revert back to Default Tool after choosing another tool), Bar Type, Bar Scheme, Bar Size, and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Default Chart Settings Part 2

Looking at the second half of setting the global Default Chart Settings under Configure>Preferences>Chart>Chart Settings. Includes setting the default maximum number of bars (linear and non-linear), minimum number of bars, maximum number of days for Tick Charts, Bar Width and Price Bar spacing, Price and Time Axis spacing, Time Zone, and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Default Chart Options Part 1

Looking at the first column of global Default Chart Options settings under Configure>Preferences>Chart>Options. Includes setting extended data, snap open close, seeing the Trade Panel or DOM Panel, seeing orders or trades, chart labels, P/L Ladder, cross hair and grid by default, and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Default Chart Options Part 2

Looking at the second column of global Default Chart Options settings under Configure>Preferences>Chart>Options. Includes cross hair settings, auto scale, semi-log scale, lock scroll /studies/bar size, link charts for minimize/restore, and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Default Chart Options Part 3

Looking at the third column of global Default Chart Options settings under Configure>Preferences>Chart>Options. Includes Bird’s Eye View, Resolve Trend Lines, Show Properties on Double-Click, Group Studies below a chart, Study Bar Updates, Use Account Position, Overlay Volume, Auto Load Studies (from SDK), Use Last Image Name when saving a chart image, and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Chart Labels

How to Add, Edit and Format Chart Labels for all charts or individual charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Price Indicators

Features of Price Indicators and how to change settings for them in the MotiveWave trading software, like right-clicking to add a Price Guide and also changing default Indicator settings under Configure-Preferences, like formatting colours and what indicators you want displayed.

Cross Hair

How to turn on the Cross Hair option and select the different Cross Hair options available in the MotiveWave trading software.

Alert

Looking at preferences for Alerts, under Configure>Preferences, including what is shown for an Alert (line, label, cancel button), where the Alert is located on the chart, whether to play a sound, show the Alert History Window, turn off warning messages, how much Alert History to keep, and more, in the MotiveWave trading software.

Template

Looking at Chart Template Preferences, including setting a default template, label options, overriding a template, and having a default template loaded in the Scanner in the MotiveWave trading software.

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Reviewing built-in keyboard shortcuts, as well as the ability to change the built-in keyboard shortcut to something else, or create custom keyboard shortcuts for other tools and functions that don’t currently have a keyboard shortcut (under Configure>Preferences>General Tab>Keyboard subtab).

Simulated Account

How to set up the built-in Simulated Trading Account in the MotiveWave trading platform and how to set the Simulated Account as the default trading account.

Chart Spacing

Adjusting the Chart Spacing in the MotiveWave trading software by dragging the axis and also under Configure>Preferences.

Mouse

Setting preferences for the Mouse Wheel and Mouse Click functionality, as well as setting the Default Mouse Tool, reverting to the Default Mouse Tool, and an example of a quick mouse shortcut for duplicating a component (trendline in this example) on the chart in the MotiveWave trading software.

Ticker Tape

How to configure the Ticker Tape feature, including selecting the symbols you want to see, setting the order of symbols, formatting options, speed of ticker tape, and how to turn the Ticker Tape on and off in the MotiveWave trading software.

Watermark

How to Add and Format a Watermark (chart symbol or your own image) on charts or on saved images of charts in the MotiveWave trading software.

Chart Trading Part 1

Looking at the global Order Submission Preferences for submitting orders in MotiveWave under Configure>Preferences>Orders>Submission. Includes setting how an order is created (single click, double click, none) and whether you want the Order Ticket Window to automatically pop up, how you want to Auto Submit orders (single click, double click, none), what keyboard hotkeys/shortcuts (shift key, ctrl key, etc.) you want to use for placing different types of orders on the Price Axis (Market, Limit, Stop, to name a few), and more for your charts in the MotiveWave trading platform.

Chart Trading Part 2

Looking at the global Order Display Preferences for displaying orders in MotiveWave under Configure>Preferences>Orders>Display. Includes setting where you want the orders and filled orders aligned on the chart, showing/hiding the Order Transmit and Discard buttons and lines, and showing/hiding Filled Orders and lines in the MotiveWave trading platform.
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