IB hotkeys

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Htrader, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. Htrader

    Htrader Guest

    I've just opened a new account with Interactive brokers and I was wondering what are some of the hotkey combinations that current users have. I'm trying to find the right mix of speed and functionality.

  2. trinfo


    Ctrl+Up/Ctrl+Down increase/decrease price
    Ctrl+Shift+Up/Ctrl+Shift+Down increase/decrease price big
    Ctrl+Left/Ctrl+Right decrease/increase size

    F4 buy limit
    F5 sell limit
    Ctrl+F4 buy market
    Ctrl+F5 sell market
    F9 cancel
    F12 transmit

    Works for me.
  3. gh1


    Hot keys:

    T = transmit
    C = cancel
    B = buy limit
    Shift B = buy market (only used on listed issues BTW)
    S = sell limit
    Shift S = sell market
    arrow up = increase price
    arrow down == decrease price

    I don't usually change size so that one is figured into my default order

    What i wish we had is a hot key selection for is routing! I hate the pull down menu in a fast market. If a MM puts up a bid or an offer i want SOES to lift or hit it now, i don't want to wait for instanet or selectnet -- kind of sucks to have your order hung and no way to instantly cancel it! (if you put up a SOES line you get no quotes)


  4. Up arrow - increase price by 1 cent
    Down arrow - decrease price by 1 cent

    Left arrow - decrease order size by 100
    Right arrow - increase order size by 100

    Enter - transmit
    C - cancel

    F1 - buy limit
    F2 - sell limit

    B - buy market
    S - sell market

    Big "Enter" key is good for transmit. Spacebar is also good.



  5. F4 -Sell
    F5- Buy

    F8- Tranmit
    F12 - Cancel

    Ctrl Arrows for size and price.

    ** I would not recommend using plain LETTERS for any of the functions. Too easy to press by mistake, when you think you are in a different window.