Each chart Study, Line, and Draw Tool can have up to 15 unique settings. This allows you to customize studies with different sets of parameters, colors, and styles. Each study, line, or tool can be customized by opening the Properties windows.
There are 15 Tabs at the bottom of the Properties window. Each Tab can save specific settings for the study or tool. The Tab currently being used will have dashes next to the Tab number. In the example below, Tab 1 is the active setting.
To change a Tab, first select a Tab and then adjust the settings. The Tab settings will be saved upon selecting another Tab, and upon closing the Properties window. Studies and tools will use the Default settings when first applied to a chart. Open the Properties window and select a different Tab to quickly change the settings to another set. You must click on a Tab to select the tab before making changes to the settings for that tab.
Copy a Tab Setting
To copy a Tab setting to a different Tab number, first display the original Tab setting. Then click the Copy Tab button. Then click the Tab number that you want the setting copied to. The new Tab will display the original Tab's settings.
Switching Tabs for a Selected Tool
While a Draw Tool is in the 'Selected' state, a tab setting can be quickly selected by pressing the numbers 0 to 9 on the keyboard to switch to Tab 0 (default setting) to Tab 9. Or, use the mouse wheel to scroll through the tabs.
The names on the tabs at the bottom of the grid form are the names that show on the Grid list box on the study property form. So you pick the selection by a name that becomes familiar to you.
And this brings up another major change in the study and tool property forms and that is the ability to rename all the tabs.
So the 3rd tab is currently selected and currently named 70/30. Note that on the right hand side is an edit box also showing the name for the current tab.... ie it shows 70/30. If you want to change the name of the selected tab, simply type a new name in the edit box on the right side by the word Tab [ ]. It is that simple and really works well. Changes you make here, of course, will show on all study Grid list boxes.
Renaming tabs is implemented for all property forms: Arrows, draw tools, notes, DYOs, studies, Daily Price Lines, Grids, etc. I sure like renaming tabs. I like it more than I thought I would. It is so much easier to remember what is where, such as in the names used for the Grid tabs. 80/20 or 70/30 or Pipe give me strong hints of what it looks like.
This form is similar to the Daily Price Lines form in that you have a selection list for the type of grid line, a value, color, line style, markers, and label check boxes. Since you are familiar with Daily Price LIne forms, this Grid control should be a natural to be used.
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