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Chart Trading - Single click order entry?

[2020-11-23 03:47:46]
User290496 - Posts: 24 | Ending Date: 2021-01-31
Hi,

Is it possible to place an order directly on the chart with a single click by using some hotkey to 'arm' the click.
Example- I hold down 'Ctrl+Alt' and left click above price to execute a long at my cursor position, or click below price to short at my cursor position; and would use my attached order?

I've looked through the materials at https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/ChartTrading.html#ChartTrading
as well as some older posts on this question- but could not find a clear answer.

Currently I have the Chart DOM open and have my crosshair cursor extended outwards, and I hover over the DOM to click and place the order when needed- however this has made me miss trades in the past as I need to be looking at the bar on the chart when placing my order and I have by accident drifted my cursor off the column I need to click in the DOM.

Cheers
[2020-11-23 06:12:34]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 92907 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
Have a look at this Chart Setting:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/ChartSettings.html#ExtendChartDOMAcrossEntireChartWhenUsingCtrlAlt (Extend Chart DOM Across Entire Chart When Using Ctrl/Alt)
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-11-23 06:12:49
[2020-11-23 19:00:26]
User290496 - Posts: 24 | Ending Date: 2021-01-31
Is there a way to modify the order arming key 'Ctrl or Alt'.
The suggested feature works well for me, but I am running into this issue:
I am drawing a trendline on the chart using the Line tool, and hold down the 'Ctrl' key to get it to snap at an 90degree angle so I can draw it straight- the problem is once I left click to place the trendline- it also places an order.
Can we modify the key combination to require something like a 'Shift+Ctrl' or 'Shift+Alt' to avoid a snafu?

Or- vice-versa, modify the way of getting a drawing to 90' align with a different key, e.g. Shift.
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-11-23 19:03:50
[2020-11-23 21:05:15]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 92907 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
No there is not a way to change those particular keys.

We will solve this in the next release:
I am drawing a trendline on the chart using the Line tool, and hold down the 'Ctrl' key to get it to snap at an 90degree angle so I can draw it straight- the problem is once I left click to place the trendline- it also places an order.

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[2020-11-24 17:38:07]
User290496 - Posts: 24 | Ending Date: 2021-01-31
Just another note-
While I was testing out this 'Ctrl or Alt' option, I noticed something that might be behaving abnormally-

When this feature is active, and I am moving the crosshair around the chart- when I press 'Alt' and then let go of 'Alt'- the crosshair stalls on the chart and freezes where it was at the time I let go of the 'Alt' key.
This does not happen when using the 'Ctrl' key.
[2020-11-25 15:18:04]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 92907 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
This might be something related to operating system behavior which we have no control over.
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