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GoodTrading
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Is there a way to make the UI look more modern? Out of the box, I get the first image. The second image is taken from a youtube tutorial from last year.

You can do quite a bit with SC to make it look modern but I kind of like the old school UI. Here are a few configurations I've made. Just as good as any other software out there if you ask me.

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You can do quite a bit with SC to make it look modern but I kind of like the old school UI. Here are a few configurations I've made. Just as good as any other software out there if you ask me.

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I don't have a problem with the charts and graphs. It's the menu and popups that annoy me. I understand that they're wanting to get away from the WPF stuff, but I find having to read everything in order to find it is rather tedious. To me, the menus are not intuitive. I don't buy the "It's a professional" platform argument. Even the website is clunky. Just trying to figure out how to choose a service, sign the agreements and pay them required 3 times more clicks than any other broker/platform I've used.

I really appreciate the software, but it is unpolished and clunky to use. Once it's setup it's fine. I have had OCO orders pop up when I placed an order that I couldn't figure out what they were for... It's all minor if it is reliable and fast. Some things I like.... some things I like better on NT.

BTW... I had trouble reading the ladder at first. You can set your red and blue bars to a different color where there are no bids/asks. It makes seeing where the current price is a snap. Mine are just gray above the blue bar and below the red one.

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I don't have a problem with the charts and graphs. It's the menu and popups that annoy me. I understand that they're wanting to get away from the WPF stuff, but I find having to read everything in order to find it is rather tedious. To me, the menus are not intuitive. I don't buy the "It's a professional" platform argument. Even the website is clunky. Just trying to figure out how to choose a service, sign the agreements and pay them required 3 times more clicks than any other broker/platform I've used.

I really appreciate the software, but it is unpolished and clunky to use. Once it's setup it's fine. I have had OCO orders pop up when I placed an order that I couldn't figure out what they were for... It's all minor if it is reliable and fast. Some things I like.... some things I like better on NT.

BTW... I had trouble reading the ladder at first. You can set your red and blue bars to a different color where there are no bids/asks. It makes seeing where the current price is a snap. Mine are just gray above the blue bar and below the red one.

I believe you can change the UI of the menus with some type of windows customization, I have seen it done. Personally, I don't have much experience with Ninjatrader and decided to go with SC after trying out several platforms. I am sure they are similar but many of the guys I talk with on Discord servers prefer SC.

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BTW... I had trouble reading the ladder at first. You can set your red and blue bars to a different color where there are no bids/asks. It makes seeing where the current price is a snap. Mine are just gray above the blue bar and below the red one.

Also, thanks. Here is my usual setup on SC but I find staring at the DOM for too long just gives me a headache. I put countless hours into trading off the DOM and order flow/footprint charts, TPO charts and bar charts. In the end I prefer the good old 1 min and 5 min bar charts.

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