Click each preference in the Display section to see a list of options.
|Color Theme||Sets the color theme for each widget you open in your workspaces.|
|Background||Sets the background theme and color for your workspaces.|
|Context help||Enables tooltips for widgets. Select one of the following options:
|Use ClearPort symbology for CME||
Sets the Trade application to display contract names recognized by CME ClearPort. Some ClearPort contract names use symbology that is different than what is used in CME Globex. For example, Natural Gas options (European) are listed as "LN" in Clearport, but listed as "LNE" in Globex. Check this option to enable the display of contract names using ClearPort symbology. When unchecked, contract names are displayed using CME Globex symbology. This option is unchecked by default.
Note: Reload your workspace after changing this preference to apply the change. To reload, select File | Refresh in the workspace title bar.
|Show titlebar clock||Sets whether to show the clock in the workspace menu bar.|
|Show scrollbars on workspaces||Shows/hides workspace window scroll bars. When this preference is checked (enabled), scroll bars are visible within the workspace. When this preference is unchecked (disabled), scroll bars are not visible and widgets will automatically move to remain visible within the workspace if you resize the workspace window to make it smaller. This preference is checked by default and scroll bars are visible.|
|Support high resolution displays||Sets whether to improve text display in grid-based widgets for very high-resolution monitors or displays, such as a MacBook Retina display. Note that the preference has no affect on other types of displays.|
|Launch using:||Sets how you launch the floating order book using your mouse or keypad. Click to select one of the following: Middle Click, Left Click, Hover.|
|Display spread/strategy positions||Sets whether to display positions in exchange-listed spreads in addition to the positions of the spread legs. Note: To display the spread position as a spread SOD, the Create SOD records for Spread/Strategy Positions preference on your account must be enabled in the Setup application.|
|Show classic exchange price format||Displays prices similar to how they are displayed in X_TRADER®.|
|Show implied prices or quantities in pre-open||Sets whether to display implied prices and quantities when a contract is in a pre-open state.|
|Average price rounding||
Sets the rounding precision when displaying average fill prices. Select one of the following:
|Quantity display decimal places||Sets the preferred number of decimal digits to show for fractional quantities. Click the selector to choose 0-8 decimal digits to display. If additional quantity is available, a "+" is shown to indicate the extra digits (e.g., 1.005+). The default value is "3" decimal places.|
|Contracts||Represents trading quantities for energy products as the entire delivery amount.|
|Flow||Represents trading quantities for energy products as the amount to be delivered in each delivery period.|
Click the Accounts tab to view your routable accounts. Accounts are downloaded from the Setup database, and the account and exchange data displayed in Preferences is read-only. Accounts assigned to you are displayed in this section if they are configured as "Routable" in the Setup app. Any accounts configured as "Non-Routing" are not displayed.
Using a pair of radio buttons in the Routable Accounts section, you can select one of following viewing options:
When the Account view is selected, a table is displayed with accounts in the first column, and exchange connections that each account is assigned to shown in the third column. User-defined account aliases are shown in the second column when viewing by account. The Account view is displayed by default.
When the Exchange view is selected, a table is displayed with exchange connections assigned to accounts in the fist column, and a listing of each account assigned to the exchange connections in the second column. User-defined account aliases are shown in the third column when viewing by exchange. In both views, the column widths can be adjusted.
Use the Alias column in both views to enter an alias name for identifying an account. When the account list is displayed in order entry widgets, the alias name is prepended to the actual account name in parentheses. To add or modify an alias, double-click a cell in the Alias column and enter an alias name.
Use this tab to create default preferences for each order you enter using order entry widgets.
|Floating order entry style||Sets whether MD Trader or the Order Ticket opens as your default order entry method.|
|Close floating order entry widget after submission||Click this checkbox to close floating order entry windows after submitting orders. Click to enable/disable this preference. The default preference is enabled (checkbox is checked).|
|Launch floating order book using:||Sets how you launch the floating order book using your mouse or keypad. Click to select one of the following: Middle Click, Left Click, Hover.|
|Left click = aggressive||
Seeds the order ticket to lift the offer (Buy) or hit the bid (Sell) with a left-click.
Note: This preference affects only Order Tickets with the Enable broker mode preference checked.
|Delete MD Trader orders with right mouse button||Swaps the left and right mouse button functionality in MD Trader. By default, this setting is disabled, so clicking the left mouse button deletes the working order and dragging working orders with the right mouse button reprices the order. When this setting is enabled, clicking the right mouse button will delete a working order and dragging a working order with the left mouse button to a new level will reprice the order.|
|Enable Position in Queue (PIQ)||Displays how many contracts are in front of your order at any given price. Click (check) the checkbox to enable and display PIQ values when the PIQ column is shown in MD Trader®. The Enable Position in Queue (PIQ) checkbox is unchecked (disabled) by default. If this preference is disabled when the PIQ column is shown in MD Trader, each cell in the column will be blank.
Note: Position In Queue values are estimated on non-CME markets.
|Show order entry compliance fields||(For MiDFID II exchanges only) Displays a CDI dropdown in MD Trader and Order Ticket widgets that allows a trader to report whether a trade is reducing risk, also referred to as a hedging trade, overriding the default value defined in Setup at order entry time. It also adds the Invest Decision, Exec Decision, and Client ID text entry fields.|
|Set Floating Order Book columns||Sets the columns you want shown in the Floating Order Book.|
|Delete (Cxl)||Delete a single line (order)|
|Algo||Launch an order management algo (OMA) for the order|
The name and contract expiry for the instrument or strategy.
Total order quantity
|Send||Green check button appears when a change is made to the order quantity or price|
Price of the order or fill.
Price at which to enter an order (Shown only when an order has an associated Trigger price, such as a TT Stop or TT If-Touched order)
Time In Force for the order.
Account number associated with the transaction.
Type of order associated with this transaction (e.g. Limit or Market).
The workstation time the order or action was sent. In a shared order book, if users are in different time zones, the Time field will display in the local time of the initiated workstation and will not convert to the workstation times for users in other time zones.
For synthetic and algo orders, the Time field displays the local time based on where the Algo Server is located
TT user name of the trader associated with the transaction
For users who share an order book, this column allows you to determine which user submitted each order. You can also sort the orders by this column.
|Parent Order||Name of the parent algo order|
|Mod||Modify user-defined parameters for a parent algo order|
Type of order associated with this transaction (e.g. Limit or Market).
The preferences in this section allow you to enable order confirmations. All preferences are unchecked (disabled) by default.
|Cancel all||Enables order confirmation for when you click "Cancel All" in the Order Book widget.|
|Modifications to working orders||Enables order confirmation for changes to working orders in the Order Book widget.|
|Submission of orders with qty greater than||Enables order confirmation for orders that exceed the configured quantity. Double-click or use the up/down arrows in the text box to enter a quantity.|
This section provides you the ability to pre-define "best match" rules that can seed desired account and order parameters in order entry widgets. When a rule is enabled in this section, the Trade app will apply its order default preferences to each submitted order based on the product(s), exchange(s), product type(s), and account selected.
Click the Add Rule button to create an order default rule. After clicking the button, a new row appears and displays asterisks for the Prod, Exch and Type cells.
Each row displays an X button that you can click to remove the row and delete the rule. Each row also has a checkbox that you can check to apply the rule to your orders. Double-click the cell in each column to select or enter a value.
Note: You cannot have the same combination of product, exchange, and product type in multiple rules.
When adding a rule, you can set the following:
|Prod||Sets a product. The Market Explorer opens in this cell to allow you to find and select a product. Multiple products can be selected using Ctrl+click or Ctrl+Shift+click. Default product preference is * (all products).|
|Exch||Sets the exchange. The drop-down list in this cell shows exchanges assigned to your account(s). Default exchange preference is * (all exchanges).|
|Type||Sets a product type. If you select an exchange, only product types supported by that exchange are listed. Select one of the following:
Default product type is * (all product types).
|Order Qty||Sets the default order quantity.
Note: As of version 15.11.4, the default order quantity was changed from 1 to 0 for all new rules. However, it did not changes the default quantity for existing rules; you must update existing rules if you want to set 0 for the default order quantity.
|Max Qty||Sets the default maximum order quantity.|
|TIF||Sets a default time-in force (TIF) order restriction to apply to each order. Select a TIF
from the drop-down list:
The default TIF is Day.
|SL Payup||Sets the default Stop-Limit order payup ticks quantity.|
|Display Quantity||Sets a default display quantity for disclosed-quantity orders (e.g., Iceberg). This value cannot exceed the default order quantity.
Note: As of version 15.11.4, the default display quantity was changed from 1 to 0 for all new rules. However, it did not changes the default quantity for existing rules; you must update existing rules if you want to set 0 for the default display quantity.
|Account||Sets the account to use for the rule. Select an account from the drop-down list.|
|Display spread/strategy positions||Display the positions for parent spread and strategy orders in a Positions widget.|
|Alert on new fills||Displays a Fill Alerts widget when new fills are received.|
|Algo disconnect action||
Select the default action to take when the client that launched the Algo loses its connection to TT:
|Autospreader disconnect action||
Select the default action to take when the client that submitted the Autospreader order loses its connection to TT:
|New||Sets a sound alert when a new order is entered, either manually or by an automated tool like Autospreader.|
|Reject||Sets a sound alert when an order is rejected.|
|Failed Algo||Sets a sound alert when an algo fails.|
|Staged Order||Sets a sound alert when a staged order is submitted.|
|Full Fill Buy||Sets a sound alert when a Buy order is fully filled.|
|Full Fill Sell||Sets a sound alert when a Sell order is fully filled.|
|Partial Fill Buy||Sets a sound alert when a Buy order is partially filled.|
|Partial Fill Sell||Sets a sound alert when a Sell order is partially filled.|
Hotkeys settings are stored at the user-level and apply across all workspaces.
Note: Commands displayed in italics and grayed out are hard-coded and cannot be customized.
This option lists global hotkeys. Click this option and check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.
|All||Selects all hotkeys.|
|(TT) Open Existing Workspace||Opens a dialog box to select and open one of your existing workspaces. Default hotkey is Ctrl+O. Enabled by default.|
|(TT) Save Workspace||Saves the open workspace in focus. Default hotkey is Ctrl+S. Enabled by default.|
|(TT) Set Focus in Search||Places the focus in the Search field on the tool bar. Default hotkey is / (forward slash). Enabled by default.|
|(TT) Switch to window||Switches windows within a single workspace. Press Ctrl + (the window number) to switch to that window. Default hotkey is Ctrl+1-9. Enabled by default.|
This option lists hotkeys for order types. Click this option and check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.
|All||Applies all Order Types hotkeys when either an MD Trader or Order Ticket has focus.|
|Select Market||Selects the native Market order type if supported at the exchange. Enabled by default. The default hotkey is Ctrl+M.|
|Select Limit||Selects the native Limit order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+L.|
|Select Iceberg||Selects the native Iceberg order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+I.|
|Select Market to Limit||Selects the native Market-to-Limit order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+Alt+L.|
|Select Stop Market||Selects the native Stop Market order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+Alt+M.|
|Select Stop Limit||Selects the native Stop Limit order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+Alt+S|
|Select OCO (native)||Selects the native OCO order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+Alt+O.|
|Select Cross||Selects the native Cross order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is Ctrl+Alt+X.|
|Select Block||Selects the native Cross order type if supported at the exchange. The default hotkey is F6.|
|Select TT Bracket||Selects the synthetic TT Bracket order type. The default hotkey is [ (the open bracket key).|
|Select TT Iceberg||Selects the synthetic TT Iceberg order type. The default hotkey is Alt+I.|
|Select TT If Touched||Selects the synthetic TT If Touched order type. The default hotkey is Alt+D.|
|Select TT OCO||Selects the synthetic TT OCO order type. The default hotkey is Alt+O.|
|Select TT Retry||Selects the synthetic TT Retry order type. The default hotkey is Alt+R.|
|Select TT Stop||Selects the synthetic TT Stop order type. The default hotkey is F2.|
|Select TT Timed Sliced||Selects the synthetic TT Timed Sliced order type. The default hotkey is Alt+S.|
|Select TT Timed||Selects the synthetic TT Timed order type. The default hotkey is Alt+E.|
|Select TT Trailing Limit||Selects the synthetic TT Trailing Limit order type. The default hotkey is Alt+L.|
|Select TT With A Tick||Selects the synthetic TT With A Tick order type. The default hotkey is Alt+W.|
This option lists hotkeys for specific widgets. Click this options and select a widget name to see its hotkey shortcuts. Available widgets are:
This option lists all available hotkeys. Check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.
When assigning hotkeys, the following restrictions apply:
Note: Commands displayed in italics and grayed out are hard-coded and cannot be customized.
The following are hotkey shortcuts available for specific widgets in the Trade application:
You can modify an existing hotkey by reassigning the command to a custom keystroke.
To modify a hotkey, click the currently assigned hotkey and press the new keystroke combination.
Note: You'll receive an error message if your custom hotkey is already assigned to a different command, or if the hotkey is restricted within TT. If there's a conflict, you will have the option to keep the custom hotkey assignment.
For information about settings for specific widgets, refer to the following: