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Feature request:

Ability to set a specific start date for historical data on charts, instead of "days back" - as an added option. For volume analysis, many of us want to start our charts on a particular date (swing high/low) and of course when this is expressed in "days back", the value changes daily.

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Just realized this can be done already. The trick is to just load a huge number of "days back" of history on the chart, and then in the Volume By Price study you can set a fixed start date for the composite profile.

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Transparent colours

FEATURE REQUEST

In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

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FEATURE REQUEST

In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

I think you mean setting the Alpha level? Not the color, but the level of transparency for the plot itself. There are ways to make Sierra handle transparency already, but I don't know how to do it for the countdown timer. But below is a chart example showing the Initial Balance plots using transparency options.

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I think you mean setting the Alpha level? Not the color, but the level of transparency for the plot itself. There are ways to make Sierra handle transparency already, but I don't know how to do it for the countdown timer. But below is a chart example showing the Initial Balance plots using transparency options.

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Hi Mike, do you know how to change the Alpha level? Look at my chart below, I want the background of the Countdown Timer and Bar Numbering to be transparent. This is what I mean.

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Notice how the background colour I chose beforehand is still there? I don't want that, I want it to be transparent. I have to go in to every indicator background and change it manually, which would get tedious if I have a lot of indicators. As it happens I don't use many indicators but, I think it would be a great feature anyway. Couple that with anti-aliasing and Sierra Chart would look even better.

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I checked the SC forum and and found the user you mentioned. The problem is that every time SC makes some major changes he as well has to change his code.

I have used the Pull-Back through three versions, with no issues. Make sure you use his last one.

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Does anyone from SC read these posts? Just wondered. I did post to the support board about alerts firing on application load and they provided a new build two days later. Amazing service.

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Does anyone from SC read these posts?

Yes, but not in any official capacity.

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How about a hot key for Horizontal Ray.

SierraCharts now supports user defined keyboard shortcuts in ver 877 (Global Settings >> Customize Keyboard Shortcuts). You can setup almost anything that you can normally get to with a menu option. Trading access is currently not supported (i.e. Flatten, Buy Market...)

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FEATURE REQUEST

In NinjaTrader it is possible to select a transparent colour, I can't see an option to do that in Sierra Chart. This will be very useful in drawing tools and studies, for example the CountDown Timer, Bar Numbering, Daily OHLC studies. If I change my chart background, then I want those tools to reflect that, and not have to go in manually and change them all.

There is no "Transparent" color. Instead it is usually implemented as a lack of coloring.

The CountDown Timer just uses a Text Drawing in the study, so it is pretty easy to do. I sent a note to SC support on this one, and am sure it will get into one of next releases. The others I am not sure on, but if they use Text Drawing objects, you just need to set the TransparentLabelBackground flag when you create/modify the drawing.

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I don't have those hotkeys enabled at all, they don't even show up, any idea how i can turn these on or activate them?

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