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Customizing menus in NT8

I am using NT8 and wondering if there is a way to customize the pop-up menus.

Specifically, I use Chart Trader with ATM strategies. I open 5 contract orders with a fixed stop and multiple "take profit" levels automatically placed when the order fills via ATM.

I place my orders typically as buy stop market or sell stop market orders at a specific price level. I do this by clicking on the chart with the right mouse button and then selecting the order type from the pop-up menu. NT8 opens the buy stop market or sell stop market order at the price level the mouse is pointing to when the menu gets opened.

The problem is that this menu has about 25 commands in six different sections (most of which I never use) which makes it a large menu and slow (for me) to navigate. When price is moving fast, it is difficult to navigate this menu and get the order placed before price moves past my desired entry level.

Ideally, I would like this menu to open showing just with the section of order entry commands and nothing else. Is that possible?

I'm open to other quick ways for placing a multi-contract ATM orders at a specific price level. However, I am using an indicator that marks suggested entry price levels on the chart so I really need a quick way to place buy or sell stop market orders by just clicking the chart.

Thanks in advance!

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I am using NT8 and wondering if there is a way to customize the pop-up menus.

Specifically, I use Chart Trader with ATM strategies. I open 5 contract orders with a fixed stop and multiple "take profit" levels automatically placed when the order fills via ATM.

I place my orders typically as buy stop market or sell stop market orders at a specific price level. I do this by clicking on the chart with the right mouse button and then selecting the order type from the pop-up menu. NT8 opens the buy stop market or sell stop market order at the price level the mouse is pointing to when the menu gets opened.

The problem is that this menu has about 25 commands in six different sections (most of which I never use) which makes it a large menu and slow (for me) to navigate. When price is moving fast, it is difficult to navigate this menu and get the order placed before price moves past my desired entry level.

Ideally, I would like this menu to open showing just with the section of order entry commands and nothing else. Is that possible?

I'm open to other quick ways for placing a multi-contract ATM orders at a specific price level. However, I am using an indicator that marks suggested entry price levels on the chart so I really need a quick way to place buy or sell stop market orders by just clicking the chart.

Thanks in advance!


Yes, that would be nice to have...thanks.

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I have found a 3rd party add on that meets my need. I'll describe how it works.

The add on is called "ClickTrade" and was downloaded from "The Indicators Club" (I have no affiliation...just discovered it via a google search). It works with chart trader and ATM. It allows you to place your mouse on the chart, hold the shift key (or crt or alt, its configurable) and click your left mouse button to place a trade right on the chart. It places buy/sell stop or buy/sell limit orders based on which key you hold down and where your mouse is relative to the current price. For example, shift+left click above the price and it places a buy stop market order, shift+left click below the price and it places a buy limit order. Same thing for sell orders, alt+click places the sell stop or sell limit market order on the chart.

As I said, t works with ATM so when the order fills it executes the selected ATM strategy.

Sweet!

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I have found a 3rd party add on that meets my need. I'll describe how it works.

The add on is called "ClickTrade" and was downloaded from "The Indicators Club" (I have no affiliation...just discovered it via a google search). It works with chart trader and ATM. It allows you to place your mouse on the chart, hold the shift key (or crt or alt, its configurable) and click your left mouse button to place a trade right on the chart. It places buy/sell stop or buy/sell limit orders based on which key you hold down and where your mouse is relative to the current price. For example, shift+left click above the price and it places a buy stop market order, shift+left click below the price and it places a buy limit order. Same thing for sell orders, alt+click places the sell stop or sell limit market order on the chart.

As I said, t works with ATM so when the order fills it executes the selected ATM strategy.

Sweet!

Thank you ralett. I will search for it and check it out.
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Thatís pretty much the way TS chart trader works so let me know how it works for you K. Sounds great.

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I have found a 3rd party add on that meets my need. I'll describe how it works.

The add on is called "ClickTrade" and was downloaded from "The Indicators Club" (I have no affiliation...just discovered it via a google search). It works with chart trader and ATM. It allows you to place your mouse on the chart, hold the shift key (or crt or alt, its configurable) and click your left mouse button to place a trade right on the chart. It places buy/sell stop or buy/sell limit orders based on which key you hold down and where your mouse is relative to the current price. For example, shift+left click above the price and it places a buy stop market order, shift+left click below the price and it places a buy limit order. Same thing for sell orders, alt+click places the sell stop or sell limit market order on the chart.

As I said, t works with ATM so when the order fills it executes the selected ATM strategy.

Sweet!

There is a similar indicator here on Futures.io.
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There is a similar indicator here on Futures.io.
It is amazing to me how many times indicators on Futures.io (freely shared) are sold on other sites for premium prices.

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I hear of many actually copying them with one minor change including the name, then sell!!!!

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There is a similar indicator here on Futures.io.
It is amazing to me how many times indicators on Futures.io (freely shared) are sold on other sites for premium prices.

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Do you know the name of the indicator here on futures.io? I did some searching on the site but didn't find anything. I'd love to test it out.

I'm not surprised that indicators offered for free on this site are also offered for "sale" elsewhere . I do marvel at how many sites offer basic indicators (MACD, SMA, RSI, etc.) "for sale" that are included as part of most charting packages. Of course, they market them as "better" in some way and maybe some of them are but I would be paying $$$ to find out.

Fortunately, there are also many site that offer free indicators and add-ons. In this case, the ClickTrader add on was a freebie.

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Do you know the name of the indicator here on futures.io? I did some searching on the site but didn't find anything. I'd love to test it out.

I'm not surprised that indicators offered for free on this site are also offered for "sale" elsewhere . I do marvel at how many sites offer basic indicators (MACD, SMA, RSI, etc.) "for sale" that are included as part of most charting packages. Of course, they market them as "better" in some way and maybe some of them are but I would be paying $$$ to find out.

Fortunately, there are also many site that offer free indicators and add-ons. In this case, the ClickTrader add on was a freebie.

Try searching for the name that you mentioned.
"ClickTrade"

https://futures.io/ninjatrader-programming/30186-calling-advanced-c-ninjatrader-coders-finish-clicktrade.html#post382778

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