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 Global Settings >> General Settings >>General 4 >> Destroy Chart Windows When Hidden. This is an essential step. For complete documentation, refer to Destroy Chart Windows When Hidden.
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 Thursday, 20th September, 2018.