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Navigating a chart

On the bottom left of your chart will find one or two of the following status indicators:
  • Demo
    Demo Account Broker connected
  • Real
    Real Account Broker connected
  • Simulation
    Simulated Account Broker connected
  • Delayed
    Delayed Data Datafeed connected (Depending on your data feed provider you may be receiving delayed data. Typical delay time is 10-20 min.)
  • Realtime
    RealTime Data Datafeed connected
You can navigate within the chart using your mouse or keyboard:

Mouse navigation

This section covers the mouse functionalities when using TradersYard X.

Double-clicking on an indicator or a drawing object

You can quickly access indicator settings by simply double-clicking on an indicator in your chart:

Clicking in the charting area

Left-click and hold the button in the charting area to open the data box:
According to the current position of the cursor in the chart, the data box displays the following information:
  • Date & Time
  • Opening price
  • High
  • Low
  • Closing price
  • Volume
  • Additionally, the values of all indicators currently displayed on the chart
You can also move the cursor while holding the left mouse button and the data box will adjust.

Time scale

Depending on the specified time interval, the horizontal time scale includes time markers for a chart. Intraday charts display day/period breaks as date + time, whereas all other time markers are represented in the "HH:MM" or "HH:MM:SS" format.
If the cross-hair pointer is enabled, the current date/time will be highlighted in color:
Click and hold the left mouse button in the time scale area to move the chart to the left or right. Click and hold the right mouse button in the time scale area to zoom in or zoom out on the chart horizontally.
The arrow located in the upper right corner of the chart indicates that part of it has been shifted or hidden. In other words, the currently displayed position is not the original position of the chart.
To revert the chart to its original position, double-click on the time scale or left-click on the arrow.

Price scale

The vertical price scale contains various prices and price markers for different chart objects such as:
  • Current market price
  • Indicator values
  • Values of horizontal lines etc.
Click and hold the left mouse button in the price scale area to move the chart up and down. Click and hold the right mouse button in the price scale area to zoom in or zoom out on the chart horizontally.
To revert the chart to its original position, double-click on the time scale or left-click on one of the pins
Pin
Autoscale after modifying the chart
If pins are visible on the chart, the autoscale mode for the chart is disabled (the chart will not align itself automatically). Once a new candlestick has occurred and is displayed outside of the viewing pane (below or above) then the pin icon will turn red. This indicates that the current candle is not within the visible part of the chart space. Clicking the pin will activate the auto scale mode and re-align the chart properly.

Mouse wheel

Hold Ctrl and use the mouse wheel to zoom the chart vertically. Hold Alt and use the mouse wheel to zoom the chart horizontally.

Price&Time scale

In order to scale the price and time axis at the same time, press and hold STRG resp. CTRL on the keyboard as well as press and hold the left mouse button within the chart and move the pointer.

Keyboard

You can also navigate a chart by using your keyboard. All you have to do is define a couple of hotkeys, which can be done under Tools -> Settings -> Preferences-> Hotkeys: