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BookTrader Hotkeys

This topic discusses the hotkeys that are specific to BookTrader or that have customizable options specific to BookTrader.

For information on hotkeys that appear in the BookTrader hotkeys box but are available to all TWS windows, see the general Hotkeys topic.

Hotkey Action

Description

BookTrader

Cancel Sub Order

This hotkey will cancel an order in the Price Ladder.

Decrease BookTrader Order Size

Set a left or right mouse-click event for a specific field that will decrease the order size of any BookTrader order by whatever number of ticks you define.

Increase BookTrader Order Size

Set a left or right mouse-click event for a specific field that will increase the order size of any BookTrader order by whatever number of ticks you define.

Re-center

Set a hotkey to recenter the focus to either the last traded price, or the midpoint bid/ask price. Set the re-center focus using the Settings page in the BookTrader configuration area.

Create Orders

Add Auto Stop Order

Attaches an opposite-side stop order to the selected order.

Add Trailing Stop Order

Attaches an opposite-side trailing stop order to the selected order.

Attach Bracket Orders

Attaches a pair of orders (a limit and a stop order) to bracket the selected order.

Buy

Creates a buy order for the selected asset.

Buy or Sell Specific Product

Create a hotkey to buy or sell a specific product with it's own default order type, limit price, stop offset, time in force. etc. Use the Customize tab of the Configure Hotkey box to set product-specific details.

If you select BookTrader Price for any of the price configurations, you will only be able to set a mouse-click shortcut since using the BookTrader Price requires you to click on a price in the price ladder.

Close Position

Creates an opposite-side order to close out the position on the selected contract.

Reverse Position

Creates an opposite-side order to reverse the position on the selected contract. By default you need to transmit the order manually, but you can elected to have this hotkey transmit reverse position orders instantaneously by checking the feature in the Customize area of the Configure Hotkey box.

Sell

Creates a sell order for the selected asset.

Modify/Transmit Orders

Change Order to Market

Changes the order type of the selected order to a market order.

Decrease Price or Size

Decreases the order price or order quantity by a specified value.

Increase Price or Size

Increases the order price or order quantity by a specified value.

Modify Order Type

Displays the Type dropdown list to let you select a different order type for the active order.

Modify Time-in-Force

Displays the Time in Force dropdown list to let you select a different Time in Force for the active order.

Order Ticket

Opens the Order Ticket. If you've highlighted a ticker, the order ticket will be populated with that product.

Transmit Order

Transmits the selected order.

Update Limit Prices

Updates the limit price of the active, unexecuted order to reflect the price/offset you define on the Customize page of the Configure Hotkey box.

Cancel Orders

Cancel All Orders

Cancels all orders on all pages in TWS.

Cancel Contract's Orders

Cancels all orders associated with a specific asset.

Cleanup orders

Removes orders from the page. Use the customize area of the configure Hotkey box to define whether to remove cancelled, filled and/or untransmitted (including deactivated) orders from either the active pages or all pages.

Deactivate

A deactivated order is cancelled but remains on the page ready to be transmitted.

Delete Rows/Cancel Orders

This hotkey can be configured to either delete rows, or delete and cancel orders.

Tools

Add to Rebalance Window

Used to add a contract to the Rebalance window. This hotkey does not open, close or adjust any positions.

Arbitrage Meter

Opens the Arbitrage Meter for the active index market data line.

Integrated Stock Window

Opens the ISW.

Show FXTrader

Opens the FX Trader module.

Show Market Depth

Opens the Market Depth module.

Show OptionTrader

Opens the OptionTrader.

Show Rebalance Window

Opens the portfolio Rebalance window.

Show SpreadTrader

Opens the SpreadTrader.

Realtime Activity Monitoring

Alarms

Opens the Alarm Settings box for the active contract.

View Alerts

Opens the Alerts window where you can view, edit or create an alert.

Analysis

Model Navigator

Opens the Model Navigator window.

Show Fundamentals

Opens a Reuters Fundamentals page for the contract.

Show IB Risk NavigatorSM

Opens the IB Risk NavigatorSM, our real-time price/risk analytics tool.

Show Option Analytics

Opens the Option Analytics with focus on the selected options contract.

Show real-time charts

When you have a contract selected, this opens the New Chart window where you can set parameters for the active contract to create a real-time chart.

Miscellaneous

Clear Log

Clears the Log panel.

Configure Order Presets

Opens the Presets configuration page for the active strategy.

Help Chat

Opens the customer service Chat area of the Account Management screen.

Minimize all windows

Minimizes all open windows and puts them on the bottom of the status bar.

Msg Center

Opens the customer service message center.

Request Trade Cancellation

Logs you into the Customer Service area of the Account Management screen.

Search TWS

Displays the Search field which you can use to find contract and application information.

Show Description

Displays the Description box for the selected contract.

Show Details

Displays contract details for the selected contract.

Show Earnings Estimate

For the selected contract, displays the Earnings estimate.

Show Positions

For the selected contract, shows the account number and the current position.

View Account

Opens the Account window.

View Trades

Opens the Trades window.

Important Disclosures