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Hotkeys

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The Hotkeys tab assigns, resets and removes hotkey designations for functional screens such as MD Trader.

Note: To use the hotkeys associated on this tab, you have to enable hotkey components on other property tabs.

 

Keyboard LayoutDescription

Keyboard Layout

 

Gives you the following options:

  • TT Default: Sets the hotkeys to preconfigured values for all components.
  • Custom: Lets you customize hotkeys for the components of your choice.

The Reset All button changes customized hotkeys back to their default settings.

 

Hotkey AssignmentDescription

Hot Key Assignment

Lists the functions for which hotkeys can be assigned. Click to select the boxes next to the functions for which you want to use hotkeys.

  • Order Bar: Refer to Trading with the Order Bar.
  • MD Trader: Refer to Keyboard Trading in MD Trader.
  • Orders: Defines the key combination for deleting all orders.
  • Floating Order Book: Refer to Keyboard Trading in the Floating Order Book.
  • Order Pane: Defines keys for submitting order an order in an attached or floating Order Entry Pane. Refer to Keyboard Trading in the Order Pane.
  • Order Modification Pane: Defines keys for altering orders in the Orders and Fills Window. Refer to Keyboard Functions in the Orders and Fills Window.
  • Order Toolbar: Defines keys for altering orders in the Orders and Fills Window. Refer to Keyboard Functions in the Orders and Fills Window.

Current Hotkey

Shows the hotkeys currently tied to the selected command for the selected component.

New Hotkey

Lets you input a new key or keys to represent the selected command for the selected component.

 

ButtonsDefault Colors

Remove

Deletes the current hotkey from the selected command for the selected component. You are prompted to confirm.

Assign

Ties the hotkey or keys you input in the Press new shortcut key field to the selected command for the selected component. Grayed out when Keyboard Layout is set to default.

Hotkey Restrictions

When assigning hotkeys, the following restrictions apply:

  • Global hotkeys and hotkeys that launch components must be unique across X_TRADER.
  • Hotkeys must be unique within their own component.
  • The global Delete All Orders hotkey must include Shift plus another key.
  • You cannot assign hotkeys to hard-coded keystroke commands (e.g., in the Market window:  Page Up, Insert).
  • The F12 key is reserved for use by the Microsoft debugger at all times, so it should not be registered as a hotkey.