Using Pointers

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A pointer is a movable marker that indicates a position on the screen and follows the movement of the mouse.

Commands and options can be selected by positioning the pointer over the desired choice and clicking a mouse button.

Two kinds of markers can be chosen: Conventional (Arrow) Pointer and Cross Pointer.

The pointers can be used in three modes: Hint, Cross, and Tracking.


Pointer

To choose the conventional mouse pointer, click the Pointer Arrow Pointer.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

The conventional mouse pointer can also be chosen by selecting View in the main menu and clicking Pointer.


Cross Pointer

Cross Pointer looks like the crosshairs of a target sight and is preferred by some users.

To choose the Cross Pointer, click the Cross Pointer Cross Pointer.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

The Cross Pointer can also be chosen by selecting View in the main menu and clicking Cross Pointer.


Understanding Hint Modes


Chart Hint

A Chart Hint window displays the time, price, and other data specific to the pointer's position on a chart.

To show the Chart Hint window temporarily, click and hold the left mouse button while the mouse pointer is positioned or dragged over a chart; once the mouse button is let go, the hint window will disappear.

To toggle the Chart Hint window on and off, click the Show Chart Hint Show Hide Chart Hint.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

The Chart Hint window can also be toggled on and off by selecting View in the main menu and clicking Show Chart Hint.

To toggle Hint windows between transparent and opaque modes select View in the main menu and click Transparent Hint.


Drawing Hint

A Drawing Hint window appears next to the mouse pointer during the drawing operations, and displays the drawing tool data specific to the pointer's position on a chart.

To toggle the Drawing Hint window on and off select View in the main menu and click Show Drawing Hint.

To toggle Hint windows between transparent and opaque modes select View in the main menu and click Transparent Hint.


Cross Mode

The Cross mode aids in determining the pointer's position. The perpendicular lines of the "cross" reference the pointer's exact location in respect to the axes, with the corresponding values displayed in the Labels on each axis.

To toggle the Cross mode on and off click the Show Cross Show Hide Cross.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

The Cross mode can also be toggled on and off by selecting View in the main menu and clicking Show Cross.

To toggle the Cross mode Labels between transparent and opaque modes select View in the main menu and click Solid Labels.


Understanding Tracking Modes

Tracking modes can only be used in combination with the Cross mode. Tracking modes replicate the Cross mode lines in all of the Workspace's Chart Windows in which the lines fall within the range of the chart.

The Labels are displayed in the original window only. A Tracking mode is also known as the Global Cursor.

The Tracking Time and Price mode replicates both Time and Price lines, and the Tracking Time mode replicates only the Time line.


Tracking Time and Price

In order to use a Tracking mode the Cross mode must first be enabled.

To toggle the Tracking Time and Price mode on and off click the Tracking Time and Price icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

The Tracking Time and Price mode can also be toggled on and off by selecting View in the main menu, then pointing to Tracking Settings and clicking Tracking Time and Price.

Note: The Tracking Time and Price icon is enabled only if the Cross mode is on.


Tracking Time

In order to use a Tracking mode the Cross mode must first be enabled.

To toggle the Tracking Time mode on and off select View in the main menu, then point to Tracking Settings and click Tracking Time.

Note: Enabling the Tracking Time mode while the Tracking Time and Price mode is on will switch the mode from Tracking Time and Price to Tracking Time.