Intermediary Tutorial 1 - Drag-and-Drop
This tutorial will walk you through the features available through Drag-and-Drop.
To begin this tutorial, open the Standard Desktop link from your Live Tab. If you've been using this Desktop previously, ensure the preset My WatchList is available in one of the Live Session windows.
Reviewing the Basics
First, we'll quickly cover the basics of how Drag-and-Drop works in TurboTrader.
Sending an Asset to an Asset Window
Quickly opening a floating Asset Window
You can drag a Toolbar icon onto a docked window in order to open it with the current Asset as the target.
Quickly switching Search, WatchList, Chart, Filter, Portfolio or Chatroom
Live Searches, WatchLists and Portfolios can be dropped on any window with a live table. These are known as the Live Session windows.
Charts can be dropped on a Chart window, or on a window with a selected Asset.
News Filters can be dropped on a News Filter window to change the filter parameters, or like the Chart, on a window with a selected Asset.
There's a lot more you can do with Drag-and-Drop though. Let's cover some more advanced tasks.
Working with WatchLists
Add and Remove Assets
You can easily add or remove Assets by dragging them from another window. In the example below, I've dragged FMG from my Highs search and dropped it on my WatchList, causing it to appear.
You can do the same again to remove it - dropping an Asset that's already in a WatchList will remove it.
Working with Asset Windows
Drag from an Asset Window
Change an Asset Window style
When you have a popup window (by single-clicking the toolbar icons), you can change its display by dragging a different icon onto it. You can also open a popup by holding Shift and clicking an Asset Name.
Window to Window
With a HTML-5 supported browser (which means anything that's not IE 9 or lesser), you can even drag things between windows.
First, open up a popup by holding Shift and then Double-Clicking on the title of your Asset Details window. Here, I'm using Chrome.
In fact, any drag/drop operations you can do within a Desktop will also work between popups.
Note: Popups are also the core of the Classic Interface. Drag and Drop between them only works with a HTML-5 supported browser.
This completes the first Imtermediary Tutorial on using TurboTrader.