TWS Won't Show UP on My Desktop?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by version77, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. I can log in, it shows up on the taskbar (toolbar) (startbar)? but
    it is not on any of my monitors. It also shows up in Windows Task
    Manager as running but I can not see TWS anywhere. Anyone
    ever have this drastic problem? Help! :(
  2. Maybe it's hiding under your taskbar, I had a few of this mishaps...
  3. When I make my taskbar dissapear, I do not see TWS. How did
    you figure this one out?
  4. Hmmm. might be a java problem. I cannot get AutoTrader to
    come up on the desktop either, even though it says it's running
  5. I figured it out. I had changed my primary monitor and I guess
    Java didn't like this. I wonder why?
  6. CalTrader

    CalTrader Guest

    Just a friendly tip: Make sure your tws station is dedicated. That is, install a fresh copy of windows - get it current to the correct service pack and ensure everything is working. Next install your java runtime and insure it is working. Next install the tws software and get it working in your network environment. Once everything is working DO NOT install any new software except for the TWS updates - which if they dont work can easily be rolled back. Back up the working configuration- and make sure you know how to recover it.

    You need to be behind a firewall (hardware prefered)- a cheap one like the netgear 614 would work just fine and works with the TWS software.

    If you do all this on a reasonable quality PC everything should work without incident. If you still have problems they are probably a network issue with your ISP or network provider. We have very few problems with this software.
  7. CalTrader

    Thanks a lot for the tips. I will implement them ASAP...