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Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

Postby geizer » 07 May 2010

Please Post your Keyboard & Mouse GUI shortcuts suggestions in this thread:
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    Postby geizer » 07 May 2010

    This list does not pretend to be complete or free of errors. Some of the features might have been implemented already and some might not be possible to implement. This is just a brainstorming attempt to collect ideas, any related discussions, links in one place. The final outcome depends on TS Support. This list was originally posted in this thread: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=41

    KEYBOARD & MOUSE SHORTCUTS:

    1. Copy & Paste Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V for all drawing objects on the charts. Please allow copy & paste drawings between windows - useful mostly for text objects. (productivity, Win GUI consistency)

    2. Undo & Redo Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Y for operations with chart objects (productivity, Win GUI consistency)

    3. Move & copy drawing objects freely between SubCharts. (productivity)

    4. Copy drawing objects by dragging and dropping while holding the Ctrl key. (productivity, same as MS Word)

    5. Select multiple drawing objects by holding Shift key (productivity, same behavior as MS Word).

    6. Copy, paste, and move multiple drawing objects selected together. (productivity, Win GUI consisency)

    7. De-select drawing objects, Indicators, or Data series, with ESC key. (productivity, MultiCharts GUI consistency)

    8. De-select any selected object(s) when chart window becomes "Inactive". (annoyance reduction, helps to keep charts clean. Reduces amount of clicks).

    9. Lock Toolbars in their positions so they remain where they were. (Right-click, -> Lock Toolbars). (Removes Annoyances, Productivity. Win GUI consistency)

    10. RAPID SCROLLING: [Alt]+Mouse Wheel
    Rapid Chart Scrolling when holding the ALT key. When activated, the mouse wheel scrolling speed increases by 10x (or something like that). This should work for all windows (Scanner, Order & Position Tracker, Quote Manager). To improve even more, please implement activating a window by hovering over it with the mouse. Something like this:http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windowsvista/hover.aspx. Similar, except user would be required to hold the ALT key (to isolate this behavior and make it on-demand only. The ALT key will work nice together with the Rapid Scrolling). This feature will allow to navigate between charts AND scroll them instantly without a single click. (productivity. Enchancement)


    11. deleted as unrelated to keyboard shortcuts.. The feature request MC-81 instead added to Project Management.

    12.[modified] Format Scales (Y- and X-) by Double-clicking on them. Everything else(!) on the chart is can be formatted by double-click, but Y- and X- scales behave differently. Please make it consistent (see #12.1)
      12.1. Consider enhancing the 'Reset Y-Scale' button (on the Control Toolbar) by attaching a drop-down list to it. This is an intuitive place to reset individual data series, please include "reset all" option as well). Once it's done, consider removing the 'Reset' functionality from 'X-' and 'Y-' scales right-click menus. This will make consistent and easier for clients.

      12.2. Reitberg's request to reset the scale of a chart using a hotkey.
      Link: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5442&highlight=hotkey
    13. SP's Scanner suggestion to add a prompt "Format Study" when a study is added into the scanner.
    link: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=6

    14. Tcat's suggestion to have the space bar as a short cut key to toggle the replay play/pause button. It would be handy. Reposted by bowlesj3: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=3

    15. Arnie's Scanner suggestion to Copy & Paste several rows in scanner using usual keyboard shortcuts.
    May I also suggest the ability to select multiple rows by holding the Shift key with Arrow Up / Arrow Down keys.
    link: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=7

    16. John's idea to add +1 and -1 buttons and keyboard shortcuts to adjust Playback speed here: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=18
    Also here: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=18
    May I also suggest Ctrl+Plus sign / Ctrl+Minus sign keyboard shortcuts?

    17. Chart zoom. Please consider adding Ctrl+Mouse Wheel to Zoom-in and out. (just like Mozilla Firefox)

    18. Arnie's suggestion to interrupt the backfill by pressing ESC button.
    Link: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7004&start=43

    19. John's inquiry about Ctrl+LeftMouseButton SpaceBar+LeftMouseButton
    Link:http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6449

    20. AUTO TRADING SHORTCUTS
    21. Seldom Seen requests 'Full screen' short key. Nice. http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=3953

    22. Add a shortcut key to force the Chart with "Link to All" option enabled to be Re-Linked to whatever window is active at the moment. Currently the chart can be re-linked only when instrument is typed into the command line... My suggestion is to use Ctrl+L

    23. When drawing trend lines on the chart please allow to create straight horizontal trend lines by holding the Shift key. The same applies to ellipses and rectangles: holding the Shift key will allow to create symmetrical circles an rectangles.

    24.When moving or resizing windows in the workspace please make them sticky to each other and to the boundaries of the parent window while holding the Shift key.

    25. Please consider a shortcut keys for "Format Study Templates". Additionally, can you please add another Tab called "Study Templates" in the "Insert Study" dialog box?

    26. Use the TAB key to quickly switch between Workspaces. Or, perhaps, make Ctrl+TAB to switch between Workspaces... so the TAB key become available for navigation in some special windows such as Scanner/Order Entry/Position Tracker.

    27. Custom Hotkeys for generic tasks by vking:http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=6887&start=3

    28. Please Add "Show Empty Periods" Button onto the "Chart Analysis Toolbar", or "Resolution Toolbar"

    29. WINDOW MANAGEMENT
    Old forum thread discussing GUI improvements:
    http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=5977&highlight=snap.
    eSignal introduces improved GUI - a lot of very interesting ideas.
    Link to ScreenCast: http://www.screencast.com/users/jayfrank75/folders/eSignal+11+Preview

    30. Drawing tools shortcuts by ctrlbrk: http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.ph ... 8&start=44

    31. Please allow a shortcut for Maximizing a subchart, specifically when Title Bar of the Chart Window is set to "Off", it's impossible to maximize the chart window... Right Click on the Chart shows Maximize subchart but it's unavailable (always gray).

    32. Came across another thread by John with suggestions regarding implementing the keyboard shortcuts : http://forum.tssupport.com/viewtopic.php?t=7438

    32. Some Hot key implementations suggestions in the Multicharts Blog (DOM thread):
    https://www.multicharts.com/traders-blog/?p=46#comments

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    Postby geizer » 07 May 2010

    A cheat sheet of all keyboard shortcuts created for myself.

    The document is attached, feel free to use it. Also would be nice to the complete list as part of the MultiCharts user's Manual and included in the Help system.
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    P.S: If you know of any shortcuts that are missing and can be added into the list please post in this thread.
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    Re: Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

    Postby geizer » 26 Dec 2010

    The link of this thread posted to Project Management (MC-34/Add keyboard shortcuts for drawing tools)

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    Re: Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

    Postby rondot samuel ws » 27 Dec 2010

    Hi,

    2 shortcuts should be really usefull :

    when on chart:
    Open script and View Strategy report

    thanks

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    Re: Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

    Postby rondot samuel ws » 28 Dec 2010

    geizer wrote:Please Post your Keyboard & Mouse GUI shortcuts suggestions in this thread:


      I open a feature request :
      https://www.multicharts.com/pm/viewissue ... e_no=MC-86

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      Re: Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

      Postby Rommi » 03 Jan 2011

      geizer wrote:Please Post your Keyboard & Mouse GUI shortcuts suggestions in this thread:


        I think that all possible actions shoud be avalaible to assign to any hotkey.
        Somebody likes to trade with hotkeys, somebody change workspaces.Main idea that
        all should be customizable as of too many different requests/wishes .

        Roman

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        Re: Keyboard & Mouse shourtcuts

        Postby arjfca » 15 Feb 2011

        You could create any shortcut or key combinaison using AutoHotKey

        http://www.autohotkey.com/

        I have use it with Excel in combinaison with HyperSnap to capture quotes data in a graphic. You could create a script that will react using a keystroke combinaison.

        My next project ( after being profitable in the market :) ) create a complete programeable tool using keyboard like the one found in fast food restaurant. http://www.cedeq.com
        Key switch area dedicated to trading.
        I did visit and contact the site. This project does not like to be very complicated to program. Main work is to decide what you want to be done

        This could be a nice forum team project work to. A unified trading keyboard tool.

        But, first thing first....... again...be profiteable

        Martin


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