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Old Feb 8th, 2011, 12:29 AM   #1
sungtaeyoo
 
 
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In IB TWS, there is Auto Log Off timer setting. Does anybody know how to disable this. I run my trading program from Sunday to Friday. So I'd like to run TWS without auto logging off. Currently I have to change auto log off setting manually 1 or 2 times a day to prevent TWS from logging off automatically(for example, at 9AM I set it to log off at 9PM and at 9PM I set it to log off at 9AM).
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Old Feb 8th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #2
brocklanders
 
 
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You can't without an external piece of software. I've never figured out why and IB has never offered any reasonable explanation that I've ever seen. I've used IBController for years and it does the job beautifully by always resetting the logoff time just before TWS is about to exit. It also automates logins as well. Very handy! Here you go...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ibcontroller/
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Old Feb 9th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #3
ogarbitrage
 
 
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TY I've been in need of this too.
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #4
DeeDeeTwo
 
 
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Quote:
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I've never figured out why and IB has never offered any reasonable explanation...
Yeah, requiring a shutdown once a day is so 90s...
And no explanation = IB culture.
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #5
adadadog
 
 
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memory leak, needs reset to prevent crashing or freezing.
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Old Feb 12th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #6
Kirkx
 
 
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As far as I remember, if you login to the Gateway instead of TWS, there is no logoff timer. The gateway is leaner than TWS and has lower memory leaks, logging off and rebooting PC once a week is usually sufficient to restore the memory.

But you would obviously need to use a third party front end for order entry. And it might be a good idea to keep IB Web Trader open in the browser to double check if orders are executed properly.
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