Submitted by: fleance
Charts should maintain a constant spacing and candlestick width, and allow the time period to auto adjust to fill the chart canvas. Currently, TWS is doing the opposite. You are forced to specify the time period and the bar period, which also determines the numbe of bars to display. TWS then auto-adjusts the bar width and spacing to fill out the chart. Please follow link http://fleance. fastmail.fm/tws_feedback.html#charts-auto-time-period to see some example screenshots. For example, on 1 month and 3 month charts, the time axis and grid lines look awful if the chart is small. Even for small changes in time period, e.g. 2 hours vs 4 hours, the look of the candlesticks look drastically different because of the auto-adjustment of the width and spacing. Please get rid of the "time period" option, or failing that, you could add an " Auto" choice. I would like to specify the bar period only, and have TWS auto-adjust the time period based on the fixed bar width and spacing.
Voter Date Added Comments
phemert 2006-09-11 18:17:39 This is also practise with other charting software.
milev 2006-09-01 19:08:18 charts are terrible right now. period. I use medved quote tracker juyst because IB's charts are terrible.
cstadt 2006-09-01 20:51:00 the application needs this and many other charting enhancements
linda 2006-09-21 21:48:03 Really important change -- badly needed.
sudhakar 2007-01-23 00:14:23 This feature will be nice to have. Charts in TWS is not that impressive now. This will help to improve charts.Hope you will consider this request.
klmcap 2007-01-29 19:52:17 I would add that a thin outline around the body of the candlesticks would make them more cleaner ... see Quote.com LiveCharts as one example. thanks
0918 2008-05-07 19:22:50 this is very nice suggestion
bungee 2010-02-10 19:07:26 This is most important change needed right now. Very time consuming to be constantly adjusting charts.
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