To configure MD Trader:
The Settings: MD Trader screen opens.
In the Settings: MD Trader screen, configure the following settings:
Click Apply and Save.
Note: To make an MD Trader widget's settings the new defaults for subsequently opened MD Trader widgets, click Save as default before saving.
To set context menu options:
On this menu, you can select the following options:
If you frequently use one or more order types, you can add buttons to an MD Trader widget that automatically set the order type or TIF in place of selecting it from the order type drop-down. You can add buttons for:
For example, if you frequently submit Stop Limit orders and TT Time Sliced orders and use a Good-Til-Cancel TIF, you can add custom action buttons as shown below.
When you click a custom order type button, it automatically sets the order type and disables the drop-down. It remains active until you de-select the button or select a different order type, so you can quickly place multiple orders without having to select the order type.
Adding a TIF button lets you quickly set the time-in-force instead of selecting one from the drop-down.
To add a custom action button:
Right-click in the MD Trader title bar and select Settings.
The custom action buttons are created using the Set custom action buttons option in the MD Trader settings.
The custom action buttons pop-up screen displays.
Note: You can also right-click in the order entry area and select Edit custom action buttons from the context menu.
Click "+" and click the drop-down arrow in the Type field to select an order type or TIF.
Click OK and Apply.
The custom button appears in the MD Trader order pane. Click Save to exit settings and save the changes.
You can customize the row height in MD Trader by dragging the price ladder column with the left mouse click while holding down the Shift key.
To restore the default row height, right-click in MD Trader to open the Settings menu and click the Reset | Apply buttons.
You can choose which columns you want to display from the MD Trader Settings, or you can use the context menu from the column headings. You can also change the text alignment for each column.
To configure the columns you want to show:
You can resize the order pane in MD Trader by dragging the right edge of the pane with a left mouse drag. When you release the left mouse button, the price ladder resizes to accommodate the resized order pane.
To restore the default order pane width, right-click in MD Trader to open the Settings menu and click the Reset | Apply buttons.
To adjust the font size of the MD Trader columns, press and hold the Shift+Ctrl keys while dragging the mouse up or down in the price ladder.
Using the mouse scroll wheel, you can scroll up/down in the MD Trader order entry panel.
To show/hide the buttons and controls in the MD Trader order entry panel, right-click in the order entry panel and click Show/hide to select a button or control. Check the checkbox next to a button or control to show it, or uncheck to hide it.