I would like to have the option to set a minimum chart scale size.
The problem I have is with a workspace with a number of charts, some of which are small sized. If the chart contains a low number of bars and the market is quiet the high low range is low, but the bars are scaled to fit the window. That makes the fluctuations look bigger than they are.
It would be great if I could set the minimum chart y scale divisions to say 1, 2 or 5 points on the ES for example. This can be done in Investor RT and it is very handy to maintain perspective on volatility.
With this option the chart would still resize automatically, but it would not zoom in too much when the market range is low.
In Investor RT this option is called custom markings, Notice that the y axis scale major and minor divisions can be selected by the user.
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Logarithmic Indicator Scale
Please add an option to have zero as the lowest value for an indicator. Try viewing volume on a minute chart with range set to automatic and the type to Logarithmic. You will notice that half of the panel is wasted as the zero line is drawn in the middle of the panel. Since volume is never below zero, this is wasteful of space.
I would like an option to edit the title bar text of a chart to help find the chart I want when I have a number open.
For example, I may have two 5 min charts for ES with different indicators. These will have the same title bar text and that means that I can know which is which when I click on the task tray to see a list of open windows. If I could append some user text, I would not have this problem.
At one point Big Mike suggests that we copy what we find in that thread to this one.
The activity on that thread has slowed, which prompted me to make this post now. I am not sure if the whole thread can be boiled down, except to generally say that it many users find it really boosts the heck out of performance.
Perhaps such technology could be included in NT 8, and/or develpers could look 'under the hood' to find out why there is a performance boost and remove bottlenecks associated with this.
Separately, one user at least noted that a third party (paid) indicator was causing a lot of his performance problems. It would seem to make sense then to offer some kind of profiling, so that users could determine what indicators were using up the most resources.
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