IB's TWS new drop down windows

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by roncer, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. roncer

    roncer

    My TWS now has drop down explanatory windows that open

    whenever my mouse pointer hits bid size, bid price, ask size, ask

    price, etc. I find these windows very distracting and annoying.

    After contacting tech support I was informed that there is no

    way to disable this new function. This new function might be of

    some help to someone on their very first day of trading but when

    you have been waiting for an hour to cover on a position and

    then just as you are moving your mouse to transmit your trade a

    window pops open blocking the bid and ask prices. It's a

    distracting factor at exactly the wrong time. This is especially

    true when the TWS is made to be as small as possible on a single

    monitor trading operation.

    Comments appreciated,

    Ron
     
  2. I totally agree. There should be a way to disable it. Clicking on 'toggle hlp' opens a window saying 'Toggle help is disabled'...but actually it is not...

    Using 851.6 under unix.
     
  3. Catoosa

    Catoosa

    I also agree it sucks. I can not even adjust the column widths without this annoying feature interrupting. Tried to use the "Toggle Help" selection, but it does not function. I am using TWS 851.6. Does TWS 851.7 correct this problem?
     
  4. IBsoft

    IBsoft Interactive Brokers

    In the next release you'll be able to disable it.
     
  5. Fortunately you come out with a release every few days :D -- does wonders for a trader's confidence.
     
  6. Bob111

    Bob111

    that's why i'm not going to upgrade until deadline. let them fix all bugs in 851. i see new releases coming out almost every day.
     
  7. roncer

    roncer

    I am using 851.6. I guess if went back to an earlier release I

    could get OFF these pop ups.

    Any body know a quick solution here?

    Thanks Guys
     
  8. Catoosa

    Catoosa

    Not a high priority fix, but I do think the "Toggle Help" will be a nice feature when fixed. Thank you for your reply.
     
  9. Silly of them to not add a disable from the get go. The problem is, when you are adding features and functionality, there in NO END to the tweaks you can make. You'd never get anything out the door if you kept bangng at the code.