Using the Instrument Selector

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Instrument Selector

All order-entry and market-data windows feature an Instrument Selector, which can be used to quickly apply any recently viewed instrument to the window, or any instrument saved in an instrument list. In addition, instruments can be pinned to the top of the Instrument Selector, allowing you to save any instrument you wish for quick access in any window.

 

Accessing Instruments and Instrument Lists

To access the Instrument Selector, first right mouse click in the window in which you wish to apply a new instrument, then hover your mouse cursor over the Instruments menu item.

 

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The Instrument Selector is separated into three sections:

 

1) Pinned or recently viewed instruments

 

2) Instrument Lists

 

3) Search feature

 

To access any instrument in the top section, simply left mouse click the instrument name, and it will be applied in the specific window in which you are working. To access an instrument in an instrument list, first hover your mouse cursor over one of the lists displayed (all instrument lists will be displayed), and a list of instruments contained within will appear. You can then left mouse click on any instrument in the list to apply it in the window.

 

If you do not see your desired instrument listed, click the Search menu item to access the Instruments window, in which you can search your entire database of instruments. Use the "Search" dropdown menu near the top of the window to filter results by instrument type, such as stocks or futures, then enter search terms in the text field directly beside it, and the search results will appear as you type. Once you have located your desired instrument, select it in the list of search results, then click OK to close the window and apply the instrument. Once you have applied an instrument this way, it will then be saved in the list of recently viewed instruments, and can be pinned from there.

 

Pinning and Removing Instruments

To pin an instrument in the Instrument Selector, first view that instrument in any window, in order to add it to the list of recently viewed instruments. Once it is in the list, open the Instrument Selector in any window, hover your mouse cursor over the instrument you wish to pin, then left mouse click the small icon resembling a push-pin laying horizontally that appears next the instrument name. Pinned instruments will display a vertically standing push-pin icon next to their names.

 

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To remove any item from the list of pinned and recently viewed instruments, first hover your mouse cursor over the instrument you wish to remove, then click the Delete key on your keyboard.