Chart settings

The  Chart settings  toolbar can be opened from  Settings and options  in the window menu or by right-clicking the chart area. 

The toolbar can be collapsed to a compact view without closing it. 

Let’s consider the chart’s main settings. 

Grid

Name

Description

Show horizontal grid

Option to enable/disable the display of horizontal lines in the chart field.

Show vertical grid

Option to enable/disable the display of vertical lines in the chart field.

Horizontal grid step

Distance between nearby horizontal grid lines.

Show new session line

The enabled option displays the beginning of the trading session as a vertical line.

Cursor

Name

Description

Line width

Sets the line width of the cursor crosshair.

Line style

The line style can be chosen from the options: Solid, Dashes, Dots, Dash-dot, Dash-two dots.

Ruler

This option enables measurement with a ruler on the chart by pressing the mouse wheel and allows measurement of chart parameters such as the number of bars (Bars), time (Time), price change (Price) in step units, measuring ticks or steps traveled by the price (Ticks), price change in %, traded volume (Volume), number of completed transactions (Trades), distance measurement in currency (Money), etc. To use the option, place the cursor at the starting point on the chart, after which a small calculation is required, and then press the mouse wheel. Without releasing the wheel, trace to the end point of the measurement on the chart. A dynamically changing table with data selected from the drop-down list of the ruler settings will appear next to the cursor.

Histogram

Name

Description

Histogram type

Enables the display of the histogram in the chart area on the left. Disabled by default. To enable, one of the histogram types must be selected: Volume, Trades, Delta, Bid × Ask.

Cell type

Cell type has no offsets by default. It’s possible to select with an offset or with the border.

Period

The histogram is loaded from the server, and it can be selected for a defined period of time: Current day, Previous day, Current week, Previous week, Current month, Previous month, Contract (for futures).

Gradient

This option enables and disables the semi-transparency of the histogram.

Show values

The option enables values to be displayed in the form of text and numbers on the histogram.

Minimize values

Values above 1,000 will be replaced with the following format: 1K, 23K, and similar numerical values. Values above 1,000,000 will be replaced with the following format: 1M, 12M, and similar numerical values.

Round off values

This option has a range of values from -4 to 4. The values -1, -2, -3, -4 divide the volume by 10, 100, 1,000, and 10,000; values from 1 to 4 specify the number of decimal places (relevant for cryptocurrency).

Display ValueArea

ValueArea is the area that contains 70% of the default volume. This option enables the display of its borders on the histogram as lines labeled with  VAL.

ValueArea %

The area of the traded volume can be set by indicating its value in % from 1 to 100.

Extend ValueArea

By enabling this option, the VAL line is extended to the scale with the price.

Show POC

POC is where the maximum volume went. The option enables the display as a red line, signed by POC.

Extend POC

By enabling this option, the POC line is extended to the scale with the price.

DOM

To enable the DOM in the chart area, right-click this area and select the line Show DOM.

Name

Description

Full scale volume

The value of the volume is set, upon reaching the value of which the cell with the volume of orders will be filled entirely.

Horizontal grid step

This option sets the value of the interval between the horizontal lines in the DOM.

Auto-centering threshold

This option determines how much the price should move up or down from the center of the DOM so that it scrolls and the spread becomes centered again. A value from 1 to 10 ticks can be set.

Show prices in spread

This option enables or disables visibility of the price in the spread.

Minimize values

Values above 1,000 will be replaced with the following format: 1K, 23K, and similar numerical values. Values above 1,000,000 will be replaced with the following format: 1M, 12M, and similar numerical values.

Round off values

This option has a range of values from -4 to 4. The values -1, -2, -3, -4 divide the volume by 10, 100, 1,000, and 10,000; values from 1 to 4 specify the number of decimal places (relevant for cryptocurrency).

Chart offsets

Name

Description

Top offset

This option defines the value of the chart offset from the top border of the window (in pixels).

Bottom offset

This option defines the value of the chart offset from the bottom border of the window (in pixels).

Right offset

This option defines the value of the chart offset from the right border of the window (in pixels).

Price offset

This option sets the value at which the chart that approaches the window border would be twisted and the last price would always be in the visible area (in pixels).

All chart settings can be saved as a template for quick set up of other chart windows.

 

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