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Open Feature request MC-631

"Insert"-Key or "Insert Empty line" in Scanner window to add new empty lines

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I use the scanner window as a quote window linked to charts for quick navigation. I miss a possibility to quickly insert a new empty line.

Theres already the "Del"-key action. So it makes sense to have the opposite "Insert"-key action there too for quick editing of the list. "Insert" currently opens a new chart window which makes less sense to me since the workspace arrangement is in most cases static.
The only way to get empty lines in the scanner window is to insert a symbol and press backspace + return on that line. It should be easier than that. I want to arrange and visualize the scanner window for my own preferences and empty lines help in navigation.

1. Add "insert" key action to create a new empty line at the current line and push existing scanner window contents 1 line down.
2. Add a menu item "Insert Empty Line" to the context menu of every line (like the "Remove" option). Make it working on group lines too!
Tradestation has that this way in the quote window. Copy it.

Steps to reproduce this issue

Try to add an empty line above my "Stocks" group (see screenshot) like I did above my group "RS strong" and notice how difficult and cumbersome that is.

Comments (2)
user-offline.png  Guest
Oct 17, 2011 - 15:50

I want to add that it would be way easier to insert a new stock by inserting an empty line with the Insert-Key and then type in the symbol directly into the table instead right click, choose insert instrument, fill out all the dialogs and so on.

user-offline.png  Guest
Aug 08, 2012 - 08:02

Push. Its still very inconvinient that the insert key adds new charts when the expected behaviour is that the insert key inserts an empty line in the quotes window.

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    MultiCharts 8.7 (RELEASED)
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    Try to insert an empty line uploaded Sep 29, 2011 by bluejack
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    Popup missing the "Insert Empty Line" option uploaded Sep 29, 2011 by bluejack
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