Known Issues in Release Candidate
Bug Fix: In some cases, following installation or upgrade of Desktop Pro, the following message is displayed: "This program might not have installed correctly." The installer presents two options, the first to reinstall Desktop Pro, the second to accept the installation as is. If you select either option the process will complete without error. It is recommended to select the second option. We are investigating the cause of this warning and to resolve it. .
Improvement: The Desktop Pro application and architecture was migrated to the latest version of the Microsoft Development tools to improve performance and stability on the latest release of the Microsoft operating systems, Windows 7 and 8. Desktop Pro has been certified to be fully compatible with Windows 7 and 8.
Improvement: When Desktop Pro is first installed, the browse-for-sounds dialog does not start in the Sounds directory. This has been fixed to start in the Sounds directory by default.
Improvement: Removed the customization button from the Workspace Bar in Desktop Pro because it had no function.
Bug Fix: When a window is Maximized (i.e. Orderbook), then you try to open another window with File / New ..., Desktop Pro becomes unresponsive. This has been fixed.
Improvement: Added to Desktop Pro a new feature to more easily configure Alerts and to all for email alerts or to execute a user defined trade when an alert triggers. This feature is to allow for all trade types to be enabled for trading by alerts. The following are the two kinds of Alerts that can be enabled in Desktop Pro:
- Expression alerts – Expression Alerts are constructed from a free-form string that is evaluated as a Boolean in the alert parser. They contain operators (arithmetic, logical, comparison), numeric constants, simple snapshot data-retrieval operators (Last, Open), and (effectively) function calls to evaluate a study’s current value.
- Line Alerts – Line alerts are a specialized Boolean test to find when an asset price crosses a line ray or segment in a Chart. The following enhancement was made for the Line Alerts: When you right click on a line ray or segment on a chart, you are presented with the option to create an Easy Alert or to add a Simple Alert based on the price value of the line ray or segment, as shown in the following picture:
- If you select to create a simple alert from one of the line values presented in the right click menu, the following alert creation window is presented:
- Once the line alert is created you can adjust the line on the chart to any location and the alert will adjust to the lines new price values. When the price hits a target range defined by the line values, it's easier to be alerted than to just read a number on the chart. It's especially effective when looking at multiple charts. If you could scan through currency pairs that are labeled with price indicator alerts, it is much easier to read. A user can set an upper and lower target range making it easier to trade.
The ability to create, edit or clone any alert uses the same alert window shown above. In addition to the improvements for line alerts, any alert can be setup to do any of the following:
- Sounds Alerts
- Email Alerts
- Trade Alerts
Email alerts are configured by right clicking on the simple alert display window as shown in the following picture:
This will display the Email Alert Properties window as shown in the following picture:
Once the email alert properties are setup correctly and turned on in this window, then email alerts can be turned for each alert type.
We have added the ability to submit a trade when an alert triggers. This is setup on the Alert create/edit/clone window shown in the following picture:
If the Trade on Alert check box is checked for an alert, when the alert triggers, the Order Entry panel will automatically open, if not already open, on the Simple Alert View window. The trade settings from the Trade on Alert Parameters section will be automatically entered in the Order Entry Panel. If the Submit Trade Automatically check box is NOT checked, then you have the opportunity to review the trade parameters before you submit the order by clicking the Buy/Cover or Short/Sell buttons on the Order Entry panel. If the Submit Trade Automatically check box IS checked, then the order parameters are automatically submitted from the Order Entry panel. Depending upon your Order Entry preferences, you may or may not need to click in an order confirmation dialog before the order is submitted. The following Trade Types are supported in this version:
- Buy or Sell Market
- By or Sell Limit
- Buy or Sell Limit Plus Offset
- Close Position in Symbol
Bug Fix: Any alerts configured in the Simple Alert window would not be saved when the Simple Alert window was closed. Any Simple Alerts configured in the Simple Alert window are now saved when the window is closed or if the application is closed, so they are saved across user sessions.
Improvement: The basis value on the Order Entry panel has been based upon the position Today Basis Open price. We have changed the Basis value on the Order Entry panel to show the Total Basis Average price for Equities, Options and Futures positions. FOREX positions are mark to market positions so they still reflect the Today Basis Open price.
Improvement: We have added the ability to close all of a position or a partial position from the Order Entry panel. In the Positions window, when you right click on a position you are given the following options:
Close <Symbol> in account <Account>
Close part of <Symbol>...
These options have been added to the right click menu of the Order Entry panel.
Improvement: The Short button will only be displayed if the account has the trading permissions to short. This was implemented to address the needs of DVP accounts.
Improvement: Admin Accounts only: FX risk change orders do not change prices on stops (TTO's and Stop Market orders).
Improvement: The Basis value is now calculated from a blend of the Basis Avg. Price and intraday basis.
Fixed: When entering a TTO order by placing a short order with a trailing offset, the confirmation window would not show the offset and the order was placed without the offset. This only occurred when pending closing orders were active. This has been fixed so that all order conditions now use the actual open position when determining when the offset applies to the order.
Fixed: When entering a combo order for an FX symbol, e.g. EUR/JPY, the second Leg TTO pre-fill price were using the quotes from a previously used FX symbol, e.g. EUR/USD. This is now fixed to use the correct pre-fill prices from the selected FX symbol.
Fixed: The Buying Power amount displayed in the Order Entry panel was not always correct for some types of symbols, e.g. 2X/3X ETFs due to specific margin requirements. This has now been corrected to show the correct Buying Power amount based on the symbol margin requirements.
Fixed: The Limit-Offset field was not setting the offset correctly for FOREX symbols.
Fixed: The Limit-Pips field was not displaying the proper value when Pips is the setting for "Unit to use for Stop and Limit Values".
Fixed: The TTO and Trail offset preferences for Futures were not calculating the offset correctly.
Fixed: Updated the wording for the Stop Limit Offset to include +Limit orders.
Fixed: When entering a Conditional order symbol on a TTO order, the Lower Trigger would reset to zero.
Fixed: When clicking on the various order types the Stop price would become populated with zero.
Fixed: Changed the name for the Trailing offset prefill value to show that the value is in PIPs.
Fixed: When canceling a pending Trailing stop order the price was displayed as 0.00.
Fixed: Account and Symbol were not available in the grouping menu.
Fixed: When changing the trigger price of a conditional symbol the confirmation window would show the old trigger price.
One Click Trading Order Entry
Improvement: Re-designed the look and feel of the One Click Trading order entry window.
Improvement: Added the ability to adjust the Font size via the Preferences.
Improvement: Added the ability to right-click in the One Click Trading window and switch from market orders to limit orders and vice-versa.
Fixed: When the One Click Trading window was saved in the workspace the Limit offset price was not always set correctly.
Fixed: The One Click Trading window caption is not always updated with the correct symbol.
Fixed: The FX symbol would disappear when docking/undocking the window.
Fixed: Corrected an issue that allowed to input an invalid limit price for Futures.
Improvement: Added Symbol info options to the right click menu in the Positions window, including Symbol Info, MBT Research Tool and Yahoo Finance Snapshot and added support for Futures symbols, as shown in the following picture:
Improvement: Added ability to configure the Chart Y Axis Increment Setting.
Improvement: Added ability to control placement of Order and Position Lines on Charts:
Improvement: Added a MACD chart study Histogram only option.
Improvement: Add Price/Pip Delta to change order lines. This will give you a visual indicator as to how much the order will change.
Improvement: Added ability for studies to be plotted on top of candles or behind candles.
Improvement: Added the Volume-weighted Average Price (VWAP) study to the Charts.
Improvement: Added Order Entry lines for all Plus orders.
Improvement: Added Daily Session Pivot Points. Session Pivot Points calculate from the actual trading session instead of the day.
Fixed: Account numbers are no longer exposed in exported charts.
Fixed: Order lines on charts do not display on charts created in prior versions of Desktop Pro.
Fixed: Pivot values for some Futures contracts were incorrect on Sunday afternoon.
Fixed: Charts bar timer not updating after counting down to 00:00.
Fixed: Stock Tick Data is now updating based on the last trade.
Fixed: Stochastic Indicator does not change when changing the length.
Fixed: When a chart is maximized the Restore, Minimize, and Close buttons do not work.
Fixed: No Bar Timer On /NQU1 1 Minute Interval.
Fixed: Limit + TTO and Stop + TTO Order in Desktop Pro Charts shows multiple lines that should not exist.
Fixed: When selecting a 15 second chart it was displaying a 30 second chart.
Fixed: The volume data that is painted onto the chart after the candle closes is sometimes an incorrect color.
Fixed: Deltas were sometimes wrong on options in the option chains.
Fixed: Limit price resetting to zero when clicking on the various symbols in the option chain.
Fixed: Weekly expiring contracts are not showing in the Option Strategist.
Fixed: Long Puts were not displaying cents in the strike column even though the symbol displayed is +SPY-120914P140.50.
Improvement: Added Symbol info options to the right click menu in the Watchlist window, including Symbol Info, MBT Research Tool and Yahoo Finance Snapshot, and added support for Futures symbols as was done in the Positions window.
Fixed: Certain fields were not populating in the Quote sheet.
Fixed: The Quote sheet fails to show values for any of the options fields.
Market Depth Ladder
Improvement: Changed the color of the Market Depth Ladder P&L value to red when negative.
Improvement: Added the current Bid and Ask Size values in parenthesis in the Price column.
Improvement: Added Zoom Level display as shown in the following picture:
Improvement: Changed the Position indicator in the Position column from the Mark-to-Market Basis Price to the Basis Average Price for symbols other than FOREX.
Fixed: When placing Futures Limit orders in one account they are still visible when switching to another account.
Fixed: Addressed multiple errors with Stop Limit orders.
Fixed: The Market Depth Ladder was displaying different last prices for /ESZ2.
Fixed: The Market Depth Ladder was displaying irregular trades for prints between the spread.
Fixed: Addressed display issues for FX symbols.
Fixed: Addressed issues that were causing existing TTO orders and lower trigger values to be reset.
Fixed: If the Upper and Lower trigger values for a TTO order were set to values which were not visible in the Market Depth Ladder, when the (e.g.) Bid Size column was clicked, a pending order was created, but was not shown. IT is now shown correctly.
Fixed: Some menu options were not working when right clicking on the positions label.
Fixed: Placed a Limit order for 3.5 lots, changed the price by dragging the order label. The label would display only 3 lots incorrectly.
Fixed: Placed a TTO order by clicking on Ask Size price row. The order labels were visible but the order could not be changed or placed.
Fixed: When changing TTO price triggers on the Market Depth Ladder, the confirmation window would reverse the greater than/less than signs.
Fixed: Could not move the order legs when the Price was not shown in the Market Depth Ladder due to an applied zoom factor.
Fixed: The Trail order leg would move in the opposite direction for some orders.
Fixed: Addressed issues with the Limit + Trail order.
Fixed: Addressed issues with colorization of open order indicators.
Improvement: Added the ability to display the account alias values that are set in the General preferences so that you can tell them apart on the MAT windows as shown in the following pictures.
Time and Sales
Improvement: Added filtering to remove Irregular (Irg) Trades.
Fixed: The Time and Sales values stop moving when the size filter is selected.
Fixed: PyraPoint vertical lines were offset from the vertical line below.
Fixed: PyraPoint labeling was fixed on Forex symbols where the price was in a flat channel.