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Use the BookTrader configuration page to define basic settings,
hotkeys, buttons and to control the visibility of column fields.
To define BookTrader configuration settings
- Click the Configure wrench icon on
- Click BookTrader and then Settings
in the left pane.
- Use the right pane to set the following:
- Display menu
- Check to see the BookTrader menu.
- Display toolbar
- Check to see the BookTrader toolbar.
- Display user-configurable
buttons - opens the Buttons panel
on the BookTrader window.
- Display Deep
Book Buttons - check to show the Deep Book buttons panel
in BookTrader. Depress a button on the panel to include that data
in the price ladder.
- Show Deep Book
buttons without permissions - check to display buttons for
any subscribable deep book data to which you don’t currently subscribe.
Price Ladder Status Column
- Show single
status column - check to display one Status column on the Bid
side, and one Status column on the Ask side. When this status is selected,
use the Order control section
to tell TWS how to handle multiple orders on the same side.
- Show separate
status column for each order - check to have a new Status column
created for each order. When this status is selected, the Order control
section is unnecessary and becomes inactive.
- Do not show
status column - check to hide the status from BookTrader. When
this status is selected,use the Order control section to tell TWS
how to handle multiple orders on the same side.
Price Ladder Order Control
- Move existing
order - select if you want an existing order to be moved when
an empty price level on the same side is clicked. This selection does
not allow multiple orders on the same side.
- Create new order
- select if you want to allow multiple orders on the same side at
different price levels.
- Cancel order
- select if you want to cancel an existing order at a specific price
level when that same price level is clicked. This selection does not
allow multiple orders on the same side at the same price level.
- Create new order -
select if you want to allow multiple orders on the same side at the
same price level.
- Center around last price -
If selected, when you click the Re-center button the BookTrader ladder
puts the central focus back around the last traded price.
- - If selected, when you click the Re-center
button the BookTrader ladder puts the central focus back around the
midpoint of the bid/ask price.
Enter a value that defines the number of rows, or prices, you will
If checked, your cursor will jump to the order in the Orders panel
after you transmit.
- - If checked, you can create more than one order
in the Underlying panel. Otherwise, only one untransmitted order is
- - If checked, the cumulative size is shown at
the top of the Bid column and Ask column.
- Display Size
column in Price Ladder - check to display a Size column
on the Bid side and Ask side. Note that this checkbox is only active
if Cancel order when Bid Size /Ask Size column is clicked at a price
level that already has an existing order is selected in the Order control section.
Click to display the P&L column on both the bid and ask sides
of the BookTrader ladder. The P&L column.
When checked, identifies the high and low prices by displaying different
- The High price
is highlighted by a Bright Blue
- The Low price
is highlight by a Red background.
- - Use
this feature to help make prices easier to follow by having every
5th row bolded.
Checked by default. If checked, a colored field displays the volume
of trading each day at each price level on the BookTrader price ladder.
The bar colors coincide with colors in the Price field, for example
the last trade is teal blue, the current best ask is green, etc. See
the topic on BookTrader
colors for details.
- - Check to include a text description below
your cursor. For example, if you hold your cursor in the yellow Bid
Size column, the text Buy appears to let you know that clicking at
a price level in this field will initiate a buy order.
Valid only in Advanced Mode. When checked, the new Order column will
remain visible after the order has filled.
- - Valid only in Advanced Mode. When checked, displays
an order-relevant tooltip when you hold your mouse cursor over a field
in the Order column.
- - Valid only in Advanced Mode. When checked, the
P&L will display in the new Order column when an order executes
Valid only if Show separate status
column for each order is select in the Status section.
Displays a toolbar with order type buttons. Click a button to put
the mouse cursor into that specific order
- Remember armed
state between sessions - check to keep BookTrader armed
so that it is in armed mode the next time you log in to TWS.
- Display auto-scroll
countdown after scrolling - When the inside market (or
last trade price) moves outside the display area, the ladder will
automatically re-center on the inside market (or last trade price).
When the user is scrolling the ladder using either the Up/Down arrow
keys or the scrollbars, and the inside market (or last trade price)
falls outside of the display area, auto-recentering will occur five
seconds after the user has completed scrolling. Check this feature
to see an animated progress countdown bar.
Opens the Hotkeys and
Mouse Shortcuts dialog box. You can modify the configuration
of existing shortcuts by selecting an action and clicking Configure.
For more information see the BookTrader
buttons to add to the toolbar, or edit existing buttons.
Hide or display fields in the Quote Panel using the Columns page
of the Page Layout. Modify text and background colors using the Colors page.
Hide or display fields in the Orders area using the Columns page
of the Page Layout.
Hide or display fields in the Trade panel.
Allows you to change text/ background colors for many of
the BookTrader fields. To change a color, click the Text or Background
button in the appropriate row and select a new color from the palette.
BookTrader Sound Manager
Opens the Sound
Manager for the BookTrader where you apply sound settings
for placing a limit order (click bid or ask price), cancelling an order,
and placing a stop order (right-click bid or ask price). You can also
elect to disable an event sound by unchecking the checkbox in the appropriate