Hotkeys are keystroke combinations that allow you to quickly perform common actions using your keyboard rather than mouse clicks. This can help save time in many cases, especially for repetitive tasks such as incrementally increasing or decreasing order prices. Hotkeys are active for the basic Order Ticket and the Depth Ticket.
SILEXX OEMS contains a pre-programmed assortment of Hotkeys that are at your disposal.
The Hotkey view pane lists all the Hotkey configurations loaded on your system and their associated parameters.
The above view displays all available Hotkeys. The default system Hotkeys are distinguished separately in background color from any custom Hotkeys you program. Here is a table of the default Hotkeys and their usage:
|Default Hotkey Configuration||Hotkey||Action||Description|
|Escape||CancelLast||Cancels the last order for the currently selected account/security|
|Alt + A||CancelAll||Cancels all working orders for the currently selected account/security|
|Alt + Y||CancelAllBuys||Cancels all working orders buy for the currently selected account/security|
|Alt + E||CancelAllSells||Cancels all working sell orders for the currently selected account/security|
|Alt + N||CancelAllSellShort||Cancels all working sell/sell short orders for the currently selected account/security|
|Control + Return||Send||Sends order with current order ticket parameters (Only works in Order Ticket module)|
|Control + B||SendBuy||Sends BUY order with current order ticket parameters|
|Control + S||SendSell||Sends SELL order with current order ticket parameters|
|Control + T||SendShort||Sends SHORT order with current order ticket parameters|
|Control + PageUp||IncreasePrice||Increases the order price by the specified amount|
|Control + Next||DecreasePrice||Decreases the order price by the specified amount|
|Alt + PageUp||IncreaseQty||Increases the order qty by the specified amount|
|Alt + Next||DecreaseQty||Decreases the order qty by the specified amount|
Hotkeys can be turned on and off using the enable checkbox. If checked, Hotkeys are enabled.
Press the Defaults button to restore the Hotkey list to the system defaults. All custom Hotkeys will be deleted.
A. Click the Add button
B. Set up the desired parameters in the Hotkey Settings window
Example: Let's say that we want to create a hotkey that assigns value of 1,500 to the quantity field and sets the order type to Market for an order ticket. We want this hotkey to just load on the ticket, but not send the order.
C. Assign a Hotkey combination
Note: Hotkeys must be a combination keystroke of Control, Alt, and/or Shift keys as a prefix plus some other key as a suffix. They cannot be assigned a single key keystroke. If you attempt to assign single key, additional Alt and Control keystrokes are automatically added as a prefix.
D. Click OK to accept The new Hotkey will now be listed on the view pane with the programmed parameters.
Example: Utilizing the custom Hotkey we created in the above section "Custom Hotkeys", we would press and hold the Control key and press the number 1 key to populate set the QTY field to 1500 and the Type field to Market.
Select the Hotkey being edited
Note: System default Hotkey keystrokes can be changed to a new keystroke combination.