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Keep alive TWS 24x6

Here is small script which will help you in keeping tws alive throughout the week. Simply copy it in "start-up folder" and stop bitching about TWS's reboot.

Trick is very simple, it will flip the AM / PM portion of your time when popup appears.

PS: You'll need AutoIt (AutoItScript - AutoItScript Website) to run this.

Latest code here: https://futures.io/ib-trader-workstation/16703-keep-alive-tws-24x6-2.html#post218281 (post #20)


Last edited by TraderSU; May 3rd, 2012 at 11:38 PM. Reason: Updated the script to fix double click problem
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Nice, but can't you use the IB Gateway app for that?
That connects you without TWS

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Nice, but can't you use the IB Gateway app for that?
That connects you without TWS

Gateway is great if you are fully on ATS. But TWS will be very handy if you do manual or hybrid trading.

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Hi,

Thanks for this code. As it says 24 x 6 can i actually have it 24/7 or not?

Thanks

Freddy

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Hi,

Thanks for this code. As it says 24 x 6 can i actually have it 24/7 or not?

Thanks

Freddy

Sure - but I recommend restarting the app weekly once. App may get funky if you don't do that...

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Trick is very simple, it will flip the AM / PM portion of your time when popup appears.

Hello TraderSU,
thank you very much for this smart solution. I compiled the script within AutoIt, the exe file does the job now. Works like a charm!

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Hello

The software "TWSSTART" could also be use for the same purpose.

Main advantage: It will restart TWS automatically in the if for whatever reason it is close. Also a log is available so you may have some info if TWS fail

TWSSTART is free. Google it and you will find

Happy trading to all


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Hello

The software "TWSSTART" could also be use for the same purpose.

Main advantage: It will restart TWS automatically in the if for whatever reason it is close. Also a log is available so you may have some info if TWS fail

Are you sure about this automatic restart? As far as I know, auto login/restart is not possible anymore, since IB TWS uses a "Security Code Card" verification (which IMHO is a fantastic security layer).

I prefer using the solution provided by TraderSU.

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OK for the security, I don't use it so TWSStart do work for me
As long as it fill your need

Bye Bye

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I've used TWS Start with the exception of minor problems, the developer answers any support questions you may have in a timely manner.

It is also good to see other people address the stupid auto-logoff feature of TWS. Thanks for the heads up, TraderSU!

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