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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

  1. Click the Configure wrench icon on any window.
  2. Click BookTrader and then Settings in the left pane.
  3. Use the right pane to set the following:


Price Ladder Status Column

Price Ladder Order Control



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 Hotkeys topic.


Create custom buttons to add to the toolbar, or edit existing buttons.

Quote Panel

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.

Order Columns

Hide or display fields in the Orders area using the Columns page of the Page Layout.

Trade columns

Hide or display fields in the Trade panel.

BookTrader Colors

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 row.