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X_TRADER®

Populating Windows with Contracts

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From Market Explorer you select which functional window to open and populate with the products you wish to trade.

Follow these procedures to open a trading window with Market Explorer:

To populate a trading window using drag-and-drop...

  1. If a trading window is not open, use the Control Panel to open one.
  2. From the Control Panel, click the Window menu and choose Market Explorer.

    - or -

    From the Control Panel, click the icon.

  3. Find the products you want to drag into the trading window. Refer to Searching for a Product.
  4. From the Product Types box, click to toggle between the displayed types.
  5. Press and hold the CTRL key and, from the Products box, click the products you want to open.
  6. With the cursor over one of the selected products in the Products box, click and hold the left mouse button. Continue holding the mouse button and move the mouse.

    The cursor changes to a circle with a diagonal line through it.

  7. Continue holding the left mouse button and drag the cursor to the open trading window.  
  8. When the cursor turns into an arrow with a + sign under it, release the mouse button.

To open a functional window for a single product...

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Window menu and choose Market Explorer.

    - or -

    From the Control Panel, click the icon.

  2. If you are logged into more than one market, in the Markets box, click the market whose product you want to find.
  3. In the top left corner of the window, click the down arrow and choose your search filter.
  4. Type your search criteria in the available space.

    The Products field updates as you type.

  5. From the Product Types box, click to toggle between the displayed types.
  6. Click to select the product you want to open.
  7. Click > to transfer the products from the Products box to the Selected Instruments box.
  8. In the Window drop-down list at the top of the window, select the trading window in which you want to open the product.
  9. Click Start to open the trading window and populate it with the product.

To open a functional window with multiple products...

  1. From the Control Panel, click the Window menu and choose Market Explorer.

    - or -

    From the Control Panel, click the icon.

  1. If you are logged into more than one market, in the Markets box, click the market whose product you want to find.
  2. In the top left corner of the window, click the down arrow and choose your search filter.
  3. Type your search criteria in the available space.

    The Products field updates as you type.

  4. From the Product Types box, click to toggle between the displayed types.
  5. Press and hold the CTRL key and, from the Products box, click the products you want to open.

    - or -

    To open all products in the Products box, click the >> button and skip to Step 8.

  6. Click > to transfer the products from the Products box to the Selected Instruments box.
  7. In the Window drop-down list, select the trading window in which you want to open the product.
  8. Click Start to open the trading window and populate it with the selected products.