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General preferences

Display

Click each preference in the Display section to see a list of options.

Preference Description
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:
  • None -- Do not show tooltips.
  • Simple -- Display tooltips as short descriptions of a widget.
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.

Price Averaging

Preference Description
Average price rounding Sets the rounding precision when displaying average fill prices. Select one of the following:
  • Nearest Tick to round to the nearest tick
  • Decimal places to display the selected number (1-8) of decimals

Energy Quantities

Preference Description
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.

Accounts

This tab includes the following sections:

Account preferences dialog

Use the Accounts tab in the Settings window to create and modify your default account for order routing.

The Account Defaults functionality provides mapping between a selected contract and a broker/account pair. Default order information can also be predefined and matched to an account for a selected contract.

The Accounts window consists of two grids:

  • Routable Accounts -- Provides a way for users to see what tradeable accounts are available to them, along with which exchanges they can use those accounts in.
  • Account Settings -- Provides a means to define custom rules that seed broker/accounts into order entry windows upon selecting a contract from the Market Grid or MD Trader® widget.

Routable Accounts

To view routable accounts, select one of the two viewing options available:

  • Account -- Shows a list of accounts in the first column, and a list of exchange connections that each account is assigned to in the third column. User-defined account aliases are shown in the second column when viewing by account.
  • Exchange -- Shows a list of exchange connections assigned to your accounts in the fist column, and a list of which accounts are assigned to each exchange connection in the second column.

The viewing options are toggled by a pair of radio buttons. Accounts are downloaded from the Setup database, and data in the Account and Exchange columns is read only. Accounts assigned to the user are displayed in this section if they are configured as "Routable" in the Setup app. Accounts configured as "Non-Routing" are not displayed.

When the Account view is selected, it lists each account on a separate row and shows the exchanges available for the account in a comma separated list. The Account view is shown by default. Use the Alias column in the Account view to enter an alias name for identifying an account. When the account list is displayed in order entry windows and the Account Settings grid, the alias name is prepended to the actual account name in parentheses.

When the Exchange view is selected, it lists each exchange on a separate row with the accounts available for the exchange displayed in a comma separated list. In both views, if the data within a cell is too long to display, the text is truncated and shows a set of ellipses (...). Mouse hover over the cell to display a tooltip for the full text for that cell.

Note: The Exchange view does not display the Alias column, because the alias names are set per account and there may be multiple accounts on a single exchange row.

To edit a routable account alias...

  1. In the Routable Accounts grid, select View By: Account
  2. Double-click a cell in the Alias column for an account and enter an alias name.

Account Settings

The Account Settings grid allows you to create your own set of default rules for mapping accounts to a contract. Use the Add Rule button to create a new row in the grid to add a mapping rule. The Accounts grid supports approximately 1,000 named and saved mapping rules.

A new row displays asterisks for the Product, Exch and Type cells. A red border displays around the Account cell indicating that this is a required field. The first left hand column displays a red X button on mouse hover for the row. When clicked, the row is deleted and removed from the grid. The next column displays a checkbox that, when checked, includes the rule in the mapping process. The headers for both columns are blank.

Preference Description
Product Sets a product for the order default preferences. Click this field to enter a product name. Default Product preference is * (all products).
Exch Sets the exchange for the order default preferences. Double-click this field to select an exchange from the list of exchanges assigned to your account(s). Default Exch preference is * (all exchanges).
Type Sets a product type for the order default preferences. Double-click this field and select an available product type from the list. If you select an exchange, only product types supported by that exchange are listed. Select one of the following:
  • CS -- Common Stock
  • FUT -- Futures
  • SPRD -- Spreads
  • OPT -- Options
  • TBOND -- Treasury Bonds
  • INDEX -- Indexes
  • STRA -- Strategies
  • SPOT -- Spot markets

Default Type is * (all product types).

Account Sets the account to use for the rule. Select the desired account from the drop-down list.

Orders

Use this tab to create default preferences for each order you enter using order entry widgets.

General

Preference Description
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.

Estimated Position in Queue (EPIQ) Displays how many contracts are in front of your order at any given price. Click (check) the checkbox to enable and display EPIQ values when the EPIQ column is shown in MD Trader®. The Enable Estimated Position in Queue (EPIQ) checkbox is unchecked (disabled) by default. If this preference is disabled when the EPIQ column is shown in MD Trader, each cell in the column will be blank.

Default Preferences

To enable an order default preferences rule, click the checkbox next to the rule in this section. Based on the product(s), exchange(s), and product type(s) selected, the Trade app will apply your order default preferences to each order you enter in any of the order entry widgets.

Click Add Rule to create an order default rule or use the default order preferences.

Note: You cannot have the same combination of product, exchange, and product type in multiple rules.

When adding a rule, you can configure each of the following preferences:

Preference Description
Product Sets a product for the order default preferences. Click this field to enter a product name. Default Product preference is * (all products).
Exch Sets the exchange for the order default preferences. Double-click this field to select an exchange from the list of exchanges assigned to your account(s). Default Exch preference is * (all exchanges).
Type Sets a product type for the order default preferences. Double-click this field and select an available product type from the list. If you select an exchange, only product types supported by that exchange are listed. Select one of the following:
  • CS -- Common Stock
  • FUT -- Futures
  • SPRD -- Spreads
  • OPT -- Options
  • TBOND -- Treasury Bonds
  • INDEX -- Indexes
  • STRA -- Strategies
  • SPOT -- Spot markets

Default Type is * (all product types).

Order Qty Sets the default order quantity. Click to enter a quantity.
Max Qty Sets the default maximum order quantity. Click to enter an order maximum.
TIF Sets a default time-in force (TIF) order restriction to apply to each order. Double-click this field to select a TIF from the list:
  • DAY — Day orders (e.g., GTD)
  • GTC — Good Til Cancel
  • FOK — Fill Or Kill
  • IOC — Immediate Or Cancel

The default TIF is Day.

SL Payup Sets the default Stop-Limit order payup ticks quantity.
Display Quantity Sets the default quantity to display for disclosed-quantity (e.g. Iceberg) orders. This value cannot exceed the default order quantity.

Positions

Preference Description
Display spread/strategy positions Display the positions for parent spread and strategy orders in a Positions widget.

Fills

Preference Description
Alert on new fills Displays a Fill Alerts widget when new fills are received.

Algos

Preference Description
Disconnect action

Select the default action to take when the client that launched the algo loses its connection to or logs out of TT:

  • Leave: Allow the algo to continue running
  • Pause: Pause the algo until manually restarted
  • Cancel: Stop the algo

You can override this value for a specific algo when launching it.

Note: You can configure your algo to allow orders to remain working through both Pause and Cancel actions.

Sounds

  • Enable Sounds: Click the check box to enable your sound preferences. Uncheck to disable.
  • Only play sounds for my actions: Click the check box to play sounds resulting only from your own actions.

Orders

Preference Description
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.

Fills

Preference Description
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

  • Enable Hotkeys — Click the check box to enable hotkeys. Uncheck to disable.
  • TT reserved keys — Lists the keys that are reserved for TT functionality and cannot be used when creating your own custom hotkeys. Refer to Hotkey Restrictions.
  • Supported single keys — Lists the following keys that can be assigned as single hotkeys:
    • Function keys F1 through F11
    • Left bracket [
    • Right bracket ]
    • Equals =
    • Minus -
    • Plus +
    • Asterisk *
    • Left arrow
    • Right arrow
    • Period .
    • Comma ,

Global

In this section, check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.

Note: Commands displayed in italics and grayed out are hard-coded and cannot be customized.

Preference Description
All Applies the hotkey to all widgets in a workspace.
(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.

Order Types

In this section, check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.

Preference Description
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 Selects the synthetic TT Stop order type. The default hotkey is Alt+T.
Select TT Trailing Limit Selects the synthetic TT Trailing Limit order type. The default hotkey is Alt+L.
Select TT Volume Sliced Selects the synthetic TT Trailing Limit order type. The default hotkey is Alt+V.
Select TT With A Tick Selects the synthetic TT With A Tick order type. The default hotkey is Alt+W.

All

This section lists all available hotkeys. Check the check box next to a hotkey to enable it. Uncheck to disable.

  • All — Enables or disables all available hotkey options. Check the check box to enable all hotkeys. Uncheck this option to disable.
  • Display Instrument Data — Displays the instrument, price, and risk P/L data for an instrument selected in a widget and allows you to export the data to a CSV file.

Hotkey Reassignment

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.

Hotkey Restrictions

When assigning hotkeys, the following restrictions apply:

  • Hotkeys must be unique within TT.
  • The following hotkeys are reserved in TT and cannot be assigned to single keystrokes or used as hard-coded commands within widgets:
    • Spacebar
    • Page Up (PgUp)
    • Page Down (PgDn)
    • Esc
    • Tab
    • Caps Lock
    • Shift
    • Insert
    • Delete
    • Enter
    • Backspace
    • Print Screen
    • Pause/Break
    • Scroll Lock
    • Num Lock
    • Home
    • End
    • Windows key
    • Backslash \
    • Ctrl
    • Alt
    • Back tick ` (the ~ tilde key)
    • F12
  • Alpha (letter) or numeric (number) keys cannot be used as single hotkeys. However, letter and number keys can be assigned when included with at least one control key (e.g., Ctrl+A).
  • Assigned keys are interpreted as case insensitive.
  • Multiple non-control keys cannot be combined as a hotkey assignment, e.g., you cannot use “A+B” as a hotkey assignment.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following are keyboard shortcuts available for specific widgets in the Trade application:

  • Chart
    • Open contract search: Single alpha character
    • Open contract search: Single numeric
  • MD Trader
    • Center price ladder: Spacebar
    • Scroll price ladder up: Up arrow
    • Scroll price ladder down: Down arrow
    • Scroll price ladder up a page: PgUp
    • Scroll price ladder down a page: PgDn
    • Launch Chart: Backtick ` (below the tilde key)
    • Launch Time & Sales: Alt+T
    • Toggle order pane: Backslash \
    • Open contract search: Single alpha
    • Set order quantity: Single numeric
    • Close contract search: Esc
    • Display contract information: Ctrl+Shift+X
  • Market Grid
    • Display contract information: Ctrl+Shift+X
  • Options Chain
    • Center strike prices: Spacebar
    • Set spread type to Strip: Alt+S
    • Set spread type to Calendar: Alt+C
    • Set spread type to Combo: Alt+B
    • Set spread type to Combo Hedged: Alt+0
    • Set spread type to Fly: Alt+Y
  • RFQ Viewer
    • Open contract search: Single Alphanumeric

Widget settings

For information about settings for specific widgets, refer to the following: