IB API disables TWS UI?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by kubilai, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. kubilai

    kubilai

    Is anyone else seeing this? Just started today for me.

    As soon as an API connection is made to IB TWS, the TWS UI becomes disabled and unresponsive to keyboard/mouse input. I find this "feature" rather annoying because it's nice to be able to execute discretionary trades along with the automated trades. Why is this necessary? Right now, after the API connection is made, you can't even close the TWS window without going into task manager.
     
  2. xyannix

    xyannix

    I am having the same problem, i was using quote tracker and everytime quote tracker started getting quotes my UI was frozen.

    I emailed quotetracker thinking it was their problem.

    That was after reinstalling TWS, JAVA, & Quote tracker :)
     
  3. lwlee

    lwlee

    Happening here as well. I came to forum to see if anyone else had the same problem.
     
  4. kubilai

    kubilai

    It must be IB then, I'm using TWS API with my own custom software. Strange they'd activate such a "feature" remotely, maybe it's a bug. Thanks for confirming this...I thought I was going crazy, and just stopped short of reinstalling the OS :-/
     
  5. u130747

    u130747

    I have the same problem. No answer yet!
     
  6. Same here - can't trade until its fixed...
     
  7. IB website won't even pull up for me.
     
  8. Has anyone told customer support yet?
     
  9. xyannix

    xyannix

    I am on IB chat and the rep said he is going to talk with the programmers......

    Guys, the only way we can get problems fixed at IB is when we all call or go to customer service chat. Otherwise they think it is isolated and not important
     
  10. #10     Apr 14, 2008