Customizing Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Widths for Chart Trading, Chart DOM, and Trade DOM

This page documents setting the Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Line Widths for chart trading objects, the Chart DOM, and the Trade DOM.


Global Graphic Settings

Select Global Settings >> Graphics Settings on the menu to customize the Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Line Widths globally. The relevant settings and the descriptions are described below.

Chart and Trade DOM Specific Graphic Settings

To customize the Fonts, Colors, Line Styles, and Line Widths for a specific chart or Trade DOM, select Chart >> Graphics Settings on the menu.

Make certain Use Global Graphics Settings Instead of These Settings is unchecked in this case. The relevant settings and the descriptions are described below.

Font Settings

After opening either the Global Graphics Settings (Global Settings >> Graphics Settings), or chart specific Graphics Settings (Chart >> Graphics Settings) window to modify the primary font of the chart or Trade DOM, select the Fonts tab.

In the list fonts select Chart Text. Press the Select button. Adjust the font properties and press OK.

To modify the font for the depth of market quantity/size numbers on the Chart DOM, in the list of fonts select DOM Quantities/Sizes. Press the Select button. Adjust the font properties and press OK.

Chart Trading and Chart DOM Colors, Line Styles, and Line Widths

Chart DOM Buy Column Lines (also Order Entry Highlight Box)

The color of the vertical Buy order column lines and the box which highlights the price level being pointed to in the Buy column.

In the case of the box which highlights the price level, this is drawn with a special drawing mode for efficiency reasons, so it may not match exactly this color setting. The Chart DOM Buy Column Background color will affect the highlight box color.

Chart DOM Sell Column Lines (also Order Entry Highlight Box)

The color of the vertical Sell order column lines and the box which highlights the price level being pointed to in the Sell column.

In the case of the box which highlights the price level, this is drawn with a special drawing mode for efficiency reasons, so it may not match exactly this color setting. The Chart DOM Sell Column Background color will affect the highlight box color.

Chart DOM Buy Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Buy column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Sell Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Sell column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Ask Background

The color of the background above the last trade price and higher on the Chart DOM.

Chart DOM Bid Background

The color of the background below the last trade price and higher on the Chart DOM.

Chart DOM Ask Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Ask column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Bid Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Bid column. This option is also used when the Bid/Ask columns are combined, and when the Buy/Bid columns are combined. It is necessary to check the Enable option for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Ask Depth Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of ask depth entries. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Bid Depth Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of bid depth entries. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Chart DOM Ask Depth Volumes

The color of the depth volumes on the Ask side.

Chart DOM Bid Depth Volumes

The color of the depth volumes on the Bid side.

Chart DOM Best Bid/Ask Box Background

The color of the background area on the price scale on the Chart DOM from the best Ask price to the best Bid price. To use this, Enable this chart object and set the color as required.

Chart DOM Daily High Line

The color of the Daily High line on the Chart DOM. To enable the display of this line, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, it will not be visible.

Chart DOM Daily Low Line

The color of the Daily Low line on the Chart DOM. To enable the display of this line, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, it will not be visible.

Chart DOM Profit & Loss Up

The color of the Profit numbers in the Profit & Loss column on the Chart DOM/Trade DOM.

Chart DOM Profit & Loss Down

The color of the Loss numbers in the Profit & Loss column on the Chart DOM/Trade DOM.

Chart DOM Value Text

The color of the values displayed on the Values Scale on the right side of the chart for the ChartDOM.

Chart DOM Last Price Text At Bid

The color of the last trade price on the Chart DOM when it traded at the Bid price. To enable use of this color, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, this setting has no effect.

Chart DOM Last Price Text At Ask

The color of the last trade price on the Chart DOM when it traded at the Ask price. To enable use of this color, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, this setting has no effect.

Chart DOM Recent Bid Volume

The color of the Bid Volume values displayed on the Chart DOM when this column has been added to the Chart DOM.

Chart DOM Recent Ask Volume

The color of the Ask Volume values displayed on the Chart DOM when this column has been added to the Chart DOM.

Chart Trade Window Background - Non-simulated/Live

The color of the Trade Window background when Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode is disabled.

Chart Trade Window Background - Simulated

The color of the Trade Window background when Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode is enabled.

Chart Trade Window Buy Button Color

The background color of the Buy buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Buy Button Text Color

The color of the text on the Buy buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Sell Button Color

The background color of the Sell buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Sell Button Text Color

The color of the text on the Sell buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Flatten/Reverse/Cancel Button Color

The background color of the Flatten, Reverse, and Cancel buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Flatten/Reverse/Cancel Button Text Color

The color of the text on the Flatten, Reverse and Cancel buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Quantity Button Color

The background color of the Quantity buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Quantity Button Text Color

The color of the text on the Quantity buttons on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Window Position Long/Profit Background Color

The background color for the Position display and the Profit/Loss displays when there is a Long position or a profit.

Chart Trade Window Position Short/Loss Background Color

The background color for the Position display and the Profit/Loss displays when there is a Short position or a loss.

Chart Trade Window Position Flat Background Color

The background color for the Position display and the Profit/Loss displays when there is a flat position or no profit/loss.

Chart Trade Window Text Color

The color of the text for various other text items on the Trade Window.

Chart Trade Mode Box

This color sets the color of the Trade Mode Box at the top left of the chart when Trade >> Chart Trade Mode is enabled for the chart and in Trade Simulation Mode is disabled.

Chart Trade Mode Box in Simulation Mode (SIM)

This color sets the color of the Trade Mode Box at the top left of the chart when Trade >> Chart Trade Mode is enabled for the chart and in Trade Simulation Mode.

Chart Trading Orders Being Inputted

This color sets the color for order lines while you are modifying an order or entering an order that requires 2 prices.

Chart Trading Order Line Buy Limit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Limit and Market if Touched order lines displayed on the chart.

Chart Trading Order Line Sell Limit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Limit and Market if Touched order lines displayed on the chart.

Chart Trading Order Line Buy Stop

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Stop and Stop-Limit order lines displayed on the chart.

Chart Trading Order Line Sell Stop

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Stop and Stop-Limit order lines displayed on the chart.

Chart Trading Order Line Buy Limit - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Limit and Market if Touched child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Chart Trading Order Line Sell Limit - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Limit and Market if Touched child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Chart Trading Order Line Buy Stop - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Stop and Stop-Limit child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Chart Trading Order Line Sell Stop - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Stop and Stop-Limit child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Chart Trading Position Line Long/Profit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of a Trade Position line when the Trade Position for the symbol of the chart is Long and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether the Trade Position is Long or Short, or the Trade Position has a Profit and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether there is a Profit or Loss.

To control whether coloring is based upon Long/Short or Profit/Loss, set Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Position >> Coloring of Position Line Based On.

Chart Trading Position Line Short/Loss

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of a Trade Position line when the Trade Position for the symbol of the chart is Short and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether the Trade Position is Long or Short, or the Trade Position has a Loss and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether there is a Profit or Loss.

To control whether coloring is based upon Long/Short or Profit/Loss, set Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Position >> Coloring of Position Line Based On.

Chart Trading Order Fill Buy Entry

This is the color of an order fill arrow and text when it represents a Buy Entry.

Chart Trading Order Fill Buy Exit

This is the color of an order fill arrow and text when it represents a Buy Exit.

Chart Trading Order Fill Sell Entry

This is the color of an order fill arrow and text when it represents a Sell Entry.

Chart Trading Order Fill Sell Exit

This is the color of an order fill arrow and text when it represents a Sell Exit.

Chart Trading Order Fill Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Primary

This sets the Color, Line Style and Width of Entry and Exit order fill connecting lines.

Connecting lines can be enabled by selecting Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings. Enable the Order Fills >> Display Entry/Exit Connecting Lines option.

This is the color of the connecting lines when Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Order Fills >> Color Connecting Lines Based on Profit/Loss is disabled in the Chart Trade Settings window. When Color Connecting Lines Based on Profit/Loss is enabled, then this sets the color when the connecting line is part of a profitable trade.

If there any problems with the display of Order Fill connecting lines, then refer to Resolving Problem Where Order Fill Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Do Not Display.

Chart Trading Order Fill Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Secondary

This sets the Color, Line Style and Width of Entry and Exit order fill connecting lines.

This is the color of the connecting line when the connecting line is part of a losing trade. This color setting is only used if Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Order Fills >> Color Connecting Lines Based on Profit/Loss is enabled in the Chart Trade Settings window.

Connecting lines can be enabled by selecting Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings. Enable the Order Fills >> Display Entry/Exit Connecting Lines option.

If there any problems with the display of Order Fill connecting lines, then refer to Resolving Problem Where Order Fill Entry/Exit Connecting Lines Do Not Display.

Trade DOM Colors, Line Styles, and Line Widths

Trade DOM Last Price/Quantity Text

The foreground color of the quantity box at the top left of the Trade DOM and the color of the last trade price box on the Values Scale on the Trade DOM. This text color also applies to the Volume Numbers for Trade >> Draw DOM Graph On Chart feature.

Trade DOM Last Price/Quantity Background

The background color of the quantity box at the top left of the Trade DOM and the color of the last trade price box on the Values Scale on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Grid

The color of horizontal grid lines on a Trade DOM window.

Trade DOM Buy Column Lines (also Order Entry Highlight Box)

The color of the vertical Buy order column lines and the box which highlights the price level being pointed to in the Buy column.

In the case of the box which highlights the price level, this is drawn with a special drawing mode for efficiency reasons, so it may not match exactly this color setting. The Trade DOM Buy Column Background color will affect the highlight box color.

Trade DOM Sell Column Lines (also Order Entry Highlight Box)

The color of the vertical Sell order column lines and the box which highlights the price level being pointed to in the Sell column.

In the case of the box which highlights the price level, this is drawn with a special drawing mode for efficiency reasons, so it may not match exactly this color setting. The Trade DOM Sell Column Background color will affect the highlight box color.

Trade DOM Buy Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Buy column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Sell Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Sell column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Ask Background

The color of the background above the last trade price and higher on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Bid Background

The color of the background below the last trade price and higher on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Ask Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Ask column. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Bid Column Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of the Bid column. This option is also used when the bid/ask columns are combined, and when the Buy/Bid columns are combined. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Ask Depth Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of ask depth entries. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Bid Depth Background

When enabled, specifies the background color of bid depth entries. It is necessary to check the Enable option, for the background color specified with this color setting to actually be drawn.

Trade DOM Ask Depth Volumes

The color of the depth volumes on the Ask side.

Trade DOM Bid Depth Volumes

The color of the depth volumes on the Bid side.

Trade DOM Best Bid/Ask Box Background

The color of the background area on the price scale on the Trade DOM from the best Ask price to the best Bid price. To use this, Enable this chart object and set the color as required.

Trade DOM Daily High Line

The color of the Daily High line on the Trade DOM. To enable the display of this line, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, it will not be visible.

Trade DOM Daily Low Line

The color of the Daily Low line on the Trade DOM. To enable the display of this line, check the Enable option to the right of the Color button. Otherwise, it will not be visible.

Trade DOM Profit & Loss Up

The color of the Profit numbers in the Profit & Loss column on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Profit & Loss Down

The color of the Loss numbers in the Profit & Loss column on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Value Text

The color of the price values displayed in the Values Scale column on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Recent Bid Volume

The color of the Bid Volume values displayed on the Trade DOM when this column has been added to the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Recent Ask Volume

The color of the Ask Volume values displayed on the Trade DOM when this column has been added to the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Color For Orders Being Inputted

This color sets the color for order lines when you are modifying an order or entering an order that requires 2 prices on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Order Line Text Color

The text color used for Order lines and the Position line on the Trade DOM.

Trade DOM Order Line Buy Limit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Limit and Market if Touched order lines displayed on the chart.

Trade DOM Order Line Sell Limit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Limit and Market if Touched order lines displayed on the chart.

Trade DOM Order Line Buy Stop

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Stop and Stop-Limit order lines displayed on the chart.

Trade DOM Order Line Sell Stop

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Stop and Stop-Limit order lines displayed on the chart.

Trade DOM Order Line Buy Limit - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Limit and Market if Touched child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Trade DOM Order Line Sell Limit - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Limit and Market if Touched child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Trade DOM Order Line Buy Stop - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Buy Stop and Stop-Limit child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Trade DOM Order Line Sell Stop - Child

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of Sell Stop and Stop-Limit child order lines displayed on the chart.

These settings only apply if the order has a Pending Child - Client/Server status. An order may not have this Status if it is part of a server-side order.

Trade DOM Position Line Long/Profit

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of a Trade Position line when the Trade Position for the symbol of the chart is Long and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether the Trade Position is Long or Short, or the Trade Position has a Profit and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether there is a Profit or Loss.

To control whether coloring is based upon Long/Short or Profit/Loss, set Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Position >> Coloring of Position Line Based On.

Trade DOM Position Line Short/Loss

This sets the Color, Line Style, and Draw Width of a Trade Position line when the Trade Position for the symbol of the chart is Short and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether the Trade Position is Long or Short, or the Trade Position has a Loss and the Trade Position line is set to be colored based upon whether there is a Profit or Loss.

To control whether coloring is based upon Long/Short or Profit/Loss, set Global Settings >> Chart Trade Settings >> Position >> Coloring of Position Line Based On.

Chart Trade Window Background - Non-simulated/Live

The color of the Trade Window background when Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode is disabled.

Chart Trade Window Background - Simulated

The color of the Trade Window background when Trade >> Trade Simulation Mode is enabled.

Chart Trade Mode Box

This color sets the color of the Trade Mode Box at the top left of the chart when Trade >> Chart Trade Mode is enabled for the chart and in Trade Simulation Mode is disabled.

Chart Trade Mode Box in Simulation Mode (SIM)

This color sets the color of the Trade Mode Box at the top left of the chart when Trade >> Chart Trade Mode is enabled for the chart and in Trade Simulation Mode.


*Last modified Tuesday, 06th September, 2016.