Drag-and-Drop functionality is one of the powerful new features of TurboTrader Mach 2. It allows you to quickly change the Asset being displayed in a Course of Trades or any other Single-Asset window, add Assets to WatchLists, or switch rapidly between various Live Searches.
How it works
Many things in the TurboTrader Desktop Interface can be dragged from window to window, from the purple headers of an Asset window, to the rows in a Live Search, WatchList or News Filter, and even the buttons on the Desktop Toolbar.
When you begin dragging, you'll see a semi-transparent summary of what you're dragging appear - an Asset code, the name of your Search, etc. Any windows on your desktop that won't accept what you're dragging will gain a red border.
Once you've dragged something onto a valid target, any number of actions may happen. Dragging a WatchList onto any of the Asset list windows (Live Search, WatchList, or Portfolio Status) will cause it to display that WatchList instead, but dragging an Asset from another Live Search, News Filter, or any other Asset source will add it to that WatchList (or if it's already in the list, remove it).
Note: You can't drag something into its own window, so for example, you cannot drag a row out of a WatchList and onto itself in order to remove it from the WatchList.
Advanced Drag and Drop
If supported by your browser, TurboTrader can support more advanced drag and drop functionality, allowing you to drag Assets and other objects between independent TurboTrader windows. This allows us to support multiple monitors in a user-friendly manner.
What can I drag
Here are some examples:
- Live Searches, WatchLists, and Portfolios can be dragged from the Desktop Toolbar onto any of those windows.
- Assets can be dragged from Live Searches, WatchLists, Portfolio Like or Keep lists, or News Filters, and dropped on any of the Single-Asset windows (Asset Details, Course of Trades, Market Depth or News Filters).
- Chatrooms can be dragged from the Desktop Toolbar and onto an existing Chatroom window.
- Any of the Single-Asset toolbar buttons, any Charts, or any News Filters can be dragged onto any other Single-Asset window. If the target is floating, it'll replace whatever is there. If it's docked, you'll get a new window targeting that particular Asset.
How do I cancel dragging
Simply drag off the edge of the screen, to the Desktop Toolbar, or to an invalid location. You can also press escape.
How do I drag to a different window
If your browser supports it, TurboTrader will attempt to use the HTML 5 drag-and-drop functionality, allowing you to safely drag between windows or even different browsers. This works with both the Desktop and Classic Interface.
If you cannot drag between windows, you may be using a browser that does not fully support this feature, such as mobile browsers or versions of Internet Explorer earlier than IE 10. You may also want to check the Use Advanced Drag and Drop option under your Live Settings page.