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Charts: indicator quick-hide

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Right now we can click to select trendlines, and use right-click menu (or 'Del' key) to delete them. This is good.

 

Can you apply the same trick to make it easier to Hide indicators ? (Left/right click to select; right click menu, or 'H' key shortcut to Hide.)

 

Also, a couple pet peeves about the "edit indicators" dialog :

 

1) it uses a huge window that can obscure an entire chart; please make the window smaller.

 

2) in the right pane, it requires a left-click to first select an indicator, followed by a right-click to access the menu - could you change it so the right-click selects the entry *and* brings up the menu ? Save mouse clicks!

 

3) could you give the Hide/Show action immediate effect (not require "Apply") ? 

 

Thanks as usual for considering my suggestions and once again, let me know if I am throwing too many your way. I can dial it back.

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Hide Indicators - you can right click on the indicator legend and select Delete or Hide now

 

Edit Indicators window is resizable. You can make it whatever size you want,

 

Left click + right click - will check on that. 

 

Cannot do immediate effect on the Edit Indicator screen - you can get that by right click on the indicator legend on the chart itself

 

Don't worry. We will let you know when we are ready to kill you :)

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Thanks - I shrank the "Edit Indicator" window and it remembers the smaller size. Nice.

 

If legends are off we still need cumbersome menus to turn indicators on off.

 

It would be nicer to handle indicators same way as trendlines. Can you do it ?

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check out the new version.

NOTE: Option for how to highlight the indicator is available on SETTINGS / CHARTS / GENERAL - Can be either with Color or Thickness of the indicator

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Not sure if this is where to handle this, but I'll give it a shot.

 

In the latest version of the production MT (version 1.0.5477.2237), we can either left-click or right-click indicators to open an indicator parameter window.

 

I like the ability to right-click on an indicator and edit its parameters. This takes 2 clicks (that's not too many clicks if you ask me.)

 

But, left-clicking take's just one click.  Will you be willing to change this - either to require more than 1 click or remove the ability to use left-clicking for this option:

I have mistakenly clicked on an indicator while trying to make a chart the active one and the edit parameters window comes up. This has happened a couple of times already and is distracting while in the middle of planning a quick scalp trade. Also, I'm afraid that one can mistakenly change the indicator parameter without realizing it. Thanks in advance.

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thanks for the feedback. I was somewhat afraid of that.  We actually made the indicator detection less sensitive  than initially done - previously, if you had a shaded area between Bollinger bands for example, clicking on the shaded area would also trigger the editor. 

 

Will look at how to best handle take care of the issue.

 

Jerry

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I'll put in my 2cents worth: I think right-single-click alone would be fine.

 

Removing the redundant left-click will prevent erroneous activation without the need for the double-click.

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Next build will default to double click as default and let you pick between Single Click, Double Click or None.  Right click works same as now - brings up a menu and if its over an indicator, has that indicator's options at the top.

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I have a suggestion to make things simpler/quicker :

 

On indicator legend, left-click to toggle indicator Show/Hide instead of bringing up menu; right-click brings up menu, with 1st entry "Edit Parameters" preselected (ready for user to click / press enter). This way you do not even need the Show/Hide entry in the right-click menu.

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hmmm...I think when you are going to take the time to edit the indicator the extra time to hit enter on the preselected right-click would not be a big deal.

 

The bonus here is the extra speed in toggling on/off a bunch of indicators with minimal mouse movement/action. Think of rapidly moving across legend and clicking on/off the indicators you do/don't want to see.

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