Quicker method to switch between favourite timeframes
Currently the only way to switch timeframes requires clicking on timeframe button, then scrolling through a long list to click on desired timeframe. I switch many times between 1-hour, 4-hour and daily timeframes on all my charts - the current method is too slow and tedious. Please allow me to assign keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys to my favourite timeframes and/or add them to a user customizable "favourites" toolbar that requires only a single mouse click.
Simply solution just look at how Trading View does this.
Number keys control the timeframe desired. Then followed by a single letter to reference the time range. Just start typing and a pop up appears to quickly get the chart timeframe you desire, then press the Enter / Return key. No mouse is needed it's perfect.
Here are some examples:
5 = 5 minutes
8h = 8 hours
1d = 1 day
4w = 4 weeks
6m = 6 months
5000t = 5000 ticks
No better or faster workflow solution for this request.
Though knowing cTrader they will probably go with a method that is much more arduous requiring a multitude of clicks.
They like making features that require their users to over click, they think clicking is fun!
No hotkeys yet but with the recent update, cTrader got a bar on the left Y Axis of charts. A few options and the 9 time frames individually. Not many people like the location of the bar though.
Some of the comments on this idea and on the links below and their respective comments, are all requests from 2 types of traders, who use 2 types of chart setups, for 2 types of trading strategies.
1st Type - Multi time frame analysis. 1 pair, 2 or more charts, each chart at a higher time frame than the other.
These people want to link the charts and change the pairs.
2nd Type - Multi Pair analysis. 2 to 8 or more pairs. 2 or more charts. All charts at same time frame.
These people want to link all charts and change the time frame.
This is marked as Started on August 10th 2018
This is marked as Started on September 10th 2018
All can be accomplished with a check box on each chart and just have 1 standard bar for all Chart Indicators, Bots, Templates, Workspaces, Tools and Time frames in the same line as the menu bar. All should be customizable.
Therefore you would just check the boxes on the charts you want to change the pairs or the Time Frame for, from 1 permanant location. Doing this allows each chart to show what is most important, Current Price Quotes.
I would also like to be able to link charts for my idea on Chart Scale Enhancements @ http://vote.spotware.com/forums/229166-ideas-and-suggestions-for-ctrader-and-calgo/suggestions/35928451-chart-scale-enhancements
Please add this!
george palermo commented
Yeah this is the missing feature I immediately notice
I think this is great idea. Just wonder why it is not implemented yet
Please take some action spotware about ctrader timeframe, so many timeframe show is hard for us. just like Mt4 timeframe we be nice
Max Tubbs commented
I use hourly, daily and 15min time frames a keyboard shortcut would be soooo much better
Yeah and have a 'link charts' option so that multiple charts can change their time frame together if you are analyzing 2 or more markets at once. Pretty please!
I do overcome this by creating many different templates on the cloud work space which is a genius idea btw but would be better to be able to change multiple charts times in one go.
Thanks guys Love C-Trader
Sebastian Hanse commented
And we should be able to switch TF on more than 1 chart at the time. I look at 19 pairs every day and it takes forever to change back and fourth between timeframes.
Jared Thirsk commented
Idea: 1 key - 1 minute, 2 - 5m, 3 - 10m, 4 - 15m, 5 - 30m, 6 - 1h, 7 - 3h, 8 - 4h, 9 - 1d, 0 - 1w. Shift+1: set all charts in workspace to 1 minute, Shift+2 set all to 5 min, etc. (And make it configurable in case people want 10 tick charts and 1 month charts instead, etc.)
This is laborious, needed non-stop (I have 22 symbols in my workspace so I don't have enough room to have multiple charts per symbol), and should be extremely easy to implement!
Just let us link various time frame charts of the same symbol like in fxcm's trading station platform. You just open whatever time frames you want, link the charts, and then when you change the currency pair in one chart, all the other charts change to the same pair.
Simple. Easy. Done.
A quicker way to navigate between timeframes is a MUST! For me, it's the most annoying cTrader feature and such an easy improvement.
Yes keyboard shortcuts please. Something like Ctrl key and press the number keys 1-9 to swich time frames quicker. These number keys 1-9 (even add in the 0 key) should be customisable to use your favorite time frames.
I agree with Alex as well, when looking at past data (previous candlestcks), and switching timeframes should not automatically move chart to newest Candlesticks when you was investigating previous or older candlesticks
Januar Ricky commented
keyboard shortcut already did the job .
Keyboard shortcuts please
You also need to be able to switch time frames whilst staying at the same interval, without going back to the current candle. I posted that idea, please add your vote.
This is very important improvement. Please add toolbar for favourite timeframes!
User customizable "favourites Toolbar" located at the top next to the order area would be great