NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair - NinjaTrader | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair
Updated: Views / Replies:2,369 / 6
Created: by ilikeread Attachments:1

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair

  #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Mateo, CA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 42 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 194 given, 24 received

NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair

I used NT7 for multiple charting. The feature of "Global Cross Hair" is very good for me to see on the bar actions on multiple charts.

However, whenever I move the cursor to other windows, I found the Cross Hair is very easy to move. Is there any good ways that I can fix my Global Cross Hair on certain position on the charts (like the most recently updated bar)? So that I can focus on using the DOM window and have the charts do the dynamic displaying. I sent this question to NT support but they don't know the answer. I wonder if anyone here has a good solution.

Thank you very much.

Reply With Quote
 
  #2 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,240 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,354 given, 83,237 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer


ilikeread View Post
I used NT7 for multiple charting. The feature of "Global Cross Hair" is very good for me to see on the bar actions on multiple charts.

However, whenever I move the cursor to other windows, I found the Cross Hair is very easy to move. Is there any good ways that I can fix my Global Cross Hair on certain position on the charts (like the most recently updated bar)? So that I can focus on using the DOM window and have the charts do the dynamic displaying. I sent this question to NT support but they don't know the answer. I wonder if anyone here has a good solution.

Thank you very much.

If I understand correctly, you want the global crosshair to only be active if your mouse is hovering over the current bar?

I think it might be possible to do this, if you can toggle the crosshair programmatically. In such a case you could simply add an indicator to your chart which would toggle it on/off based on the x,y of your mouse and corresponding to currentbar.

Hopefully someone knows and will respond. I no longer use NT so not much help sorry

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #3 (permalink)
Elite Member
San Mateo, CA, USA
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 42 since Aug 2010
Thanks: 194 given, 24 received



Big Mike View Post
If I understand correctly, you want the global crosshair to only be active if your mouse is hovering over the current bar?

I think it might be possible to do this, if you can toggle the crosshair programmatically. In such a case you could simply add an indicator to your chart which would toggle it on/off based on the x,y of your mouse and corresponding to currentbar.

Hopefully someone knows and will respond. I no longer use NT so not much help sorry

Mike

Thank you very much Mike for such a quick answer.

Actually not exactly what I mean. I mean: I am using the chart for analyzing for entry or exit, when I have my mouse hovering over on any linked the chart, the global cross hair is moving accordingly, nicely. I can see the clear alignment of the price bar with indicators, MACD, stochastics data point. I can tell myself if it is having Stochastics hooking down in both higher time frame and lower time frame, at this very bar the mouse point to.

The annoyance with NT7 is: when I am satisfied with the position of the Global cross hair and want to do something else, like go to other window or even only adjusting the current chart window size, the mouse move and the global cross hair position move undesirably.

On the other hand, I do believe your suggestion point to the right direction to solve the problem: keep original NT7 Global cross hair function; make an indicator to toggle the Global cross hair on/off, by a hot key or left click of mouse (it is not totally off, just make the cross hair display unresponsive to the mouse position), the global cross hair is there, but mouse can be anywhere else; the global cross hair function is thus mostly controlled by a click of the mouse.

I guess what I said is quite similar to what your said. I am not a programmer and sometimes do find some minor miscommunications with the computer guys I meet.

Again, many thanks!

BTW, here is the answer from NT support team showing their view. I guess it might be good for other NT users here know the situation.
"Currently the ability to lock the crosshari to a specific time or price on a chart is not available, though this feature has been requested as a possible enhancement and we are currently considering, how and if it can be implemented into NinjaTrader going forward.

What you can do in the present is left-click first in the SuperDOM. This will make it the active window so that the cross-hair does not move while you are using other windows, but anytime your cursor is moving across a chart it would move across all enabled charts with the Global cross hair." (you can see this is not helping, sometime when you "accidentally" move over the chart, the global cross hair move dramatically.)

Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)
Urban Samurai
Chicago IL
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja, MT4,TOS, SC, Matlab
Broker/Data: CQG, AMP, MB, DTN
Favorite Futures: E/U, G/U
 
forrestang's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,039 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 226 given, 688 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer

What NT needs for the global crosshairs is the ability to toggle off the repositioning.

Like if you have a 60 min and a 5min chart. Using global Crosshairs, if you have your mouse on the 60 min chart, anywhere you move your crosshairs on the 60 min, the 5 min chart will be scrolled to the corresponding location from the bigger chart.

It would be nice if they added another crosshair type, that will put crosshairs on all your charts, but NOT MOVE or scroll the chart of the smaller timeframe chart.

Sierra Charts has this functionality.


Last edited by forrestang; July 1st, 2011 at 09:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to forrestang for this post:
 
  #5 (permalink)
Elite Member
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: Ninja, TOS
Broker/Data: AMP/CQG, TOS
Favorite Futures: CL, TF, GC
 
madLyfe's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,641 since Feb 2011
Thanks: 9,217 given, 1,011 received

what i dont like about the cross hairs in general is that if you have a buncha charts and you move your mouse across them quickly the cross hairs stay on the charts until price moves.. so if nothing is moving or your doing after hours work your charts get all sloppy with cross hairs all over them.

Reply With Quote
 
  #6 (permalink)
Elite Member
Naperville IL
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Broker/Data: NT broker
Favorite Futures: NQ ES 6E GC CL
 
Posts: 954 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,184 given, 650 received

question of tool bar

I have a question, normally I hide tool bar, but today when I enabled tool bar on the chart, it showed the following info, is it a NT toolbar? thanks

Attached Thumbnails
NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair-2011-07-14_1414.png  
Reply With Quote
 
  #7 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,240 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,354 given, 83,237 received


supermht View Post
I have a question, normally I hide tool bar, but today when I enabled tool bar on the chart, it showed the following info, is it a NT toolbar? thanks

That is part of this indicator:
https://futures.io/ninjatrader/1272-priceactionswing-discussion.html

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > > NT7, fix position of Global Cross Hair

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Jigsaw Trading: TBA

Elite only

FuturesTrader71: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

Jan 18

RandBots: TBA

Jan 23

GFF Brokers & CME Group: Futures & Bitcoin

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Change the cross hair colour? Doppio NinjaTrader Programming 9 March 11th, 2016 10:16 AM
Contract Rollover: Adopt Real World Position and manage per previous position entry RM99 EasyLanguage Programming 3 May 30th, 2012 07:55 AM
Changing the color of the SC cross-hair price highlight aquarian1 Sierra Chart 3 May 1st, 2011 07:52 PM
NT7 - toggle-function while global cross hair usage ? max-td NinjaTrader 2 October 22nd, 2010 12:49 PM
anyone know how to fix rounding errors in NT7? Math.Round(CO.Value,4); Todd NinjaTrader Programming 5 May 25th, 2010 09:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-17 in 0.21 seconds with 34 queries on phoenix via your IP 107.20.115.174