Disabling Sierra Chart User Interface to Eliminate Graphics Load

Doing the following will eliminate virtually all of the graphics related CPU load from Sierra Chart.

Enable the following option for each chart currently open: Window >> Hide Window. This completely disables the graphics of a chart.

Uncheck each Control Bar through Window >> Control Bars >> Control Bar #. This completely disables Control Bars.

Make sure the following Windows are not open:

  • Window >> Message Log (If there is a large amount of messages frequently being added to the Message Log then we can make available the functionality which currently exists to disable that)
  • Trade >> Trade Activity Log (Set the controls at the top so that no order activity is being displayed. For example choose [Sim]All Symbols to display only simulated trading if there is only live trading occurring.)
  • Trade >> Trade Service Log
  • Trade >> Trade Orders and Positions

Doing the above will prevent any graphics output which greatly reduces CPU usage.

*Last modified Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.