Toolbox

The toolbox on the lower right grants you access to many key features of Tradesignal, namely symbol lists, properties, indicators, strategies, (Equilla) functions, templates, and workspaces.

General Features


Toolbox

Context Menus

In all windows (except for properties) you can right-click on a list entry to open its context menu. There, you can find functions like applying, editing, renaming, deleting, etc. You can also tag list entries with colors to find them more easily later.

Related Tasks Area

Here you can find links to related tasks. These depend on the active tool.
  • For symbols, the available links are New Symbol List, New Symbol and New Group (see the chapter Symbol Lists).
  • For indicators, strategies, functions and workspaces, you can find the link New... (indicator, strategy etc.) and links for Package Management (New Package and Show/Hide Packages). Packages correspond to folders on your computer and should make tool handling easier for you.
  • Templates are saved from charts (see the chapter Save a Template), so only links for Package Management are available here.
  • For properties, no links to related tasks are available.

Edit the Toolbox Appearance

You can also decrease and increase the number of tool buttons, as well as completely removing tools from the toolbox. Click on the small arrow head on the lower right to open the context menu of the toolbox. You have the following options:
  • Show More Buttons ? Display one of the small buttons below the toolbox as a regular tool button. You can repeat this until all tools are shown as tool buttons.
  • Show Less Buttons ? Display one of the tool buttons as small symbol button below the toolbox. You can repeat this until all tool buttons are shown as small buttons.
  • Add or Remove Buttons ? Here you can completely suppress the display of tools in the menu. For this, click on the respective entries in the subordinate menu to switch the tools on or off.
Alternatively you can reduce/expand the display of the tool buttons by dragging the separator between the button menu and the display window upwards or downwards. For this, position the mouse cursor on the dotted grip bar above the tool buttons so that it changes into a double arrow. Then drag the grip bar up or down and release the mouse button when done.

Repositioning Toolbox Elements

Toolbox buttons can be reorganized by dragging and dropping them either
  • vertically within the same list of buttons, or
  • to the opposite edge of the application window, to split the toolbox on both left and right sides
To drag all toolbox elements to the opposite side, hold the Ctrl key while dragging a single button.

Collapsing and Temporarily Showing the Toolbox

You can hide and show the toolbox by pressing the small arrow button to the right of the toolboxes title.

To hide and show the properties window directly, press Ctrl + F2.

When the Toolbox is collapsed, it can be temporarily shown by clicking on the collapsed toolbox in any location other than the arrow button used to restore the toolbox.

To temporarily show a specific toolbox pane, click the corresponding icon.

Deleting and Restoring Items

If a toolbox allows the deletion of its contents, normally using the right-click context menu and selecting Delete. The most recently deleted item may be restored clicking on the Unremove button that is either displayed in a yellow pop-up at the bottom of the application window, or the Unremove link shown to the left of the clock at the top right of the application window. Please note, only the most recently deleted item may be restored in this way.

If an item that is deleted has a corresponding file (for example workspace, indicators, strategies, functions and templates), the deleted file will be moved to the system Recycle Bin if it was stored on a file system that supports the Recycle Bin function.

Navigating to an item in Windows Explorer

If an item or folder in the Toolbox has a corresponding file (e.g. workspaces and indicators), the right-click context menu for the item or folder will have an option called Open In Windows Explorer. Clicking on this option will open the file or folders location in Windows Explorer.

Selecting multiple items at once

To perform an operation on multiple items at once, first select the items by either:
  • holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on each item, or
  • click on the first item to select, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last item to select all items between these two items.
Once multiple items have been selected, the right-click context menu will show only those operations that are applicable to multiple selected items. Typically allowed operations include: deleting the selected items, moving the selected items between folders, color tagging all the items, or opening the items in various ways within a workspace.

Available Tools in the Toolbox

Symbol Lists

Here you can find the list of symbols for the available securities. Read the chapter Symbol Lists for more information.

Properties

In the properties window, you can access all objects and their properties within the document. The objects are listed at the top of the window. The properties of the selected object are listed below, sorted by category. The properties are discussed in the topic of each object.

Indicators

Here you can find all indicators that were delivered in the Tradesignal data folder, as well as all indicators you may have saved in other packages. Read the chapter Indicators for more information. A search box at the top of the pane allows searching by title keywords or indicator short code.

Strategies

Here you can find all strategies that were delivered in the Tradesignal data folder, as well as all strategies you may have saved in other packages. Read the chapter Strategies for more information. A search box at the top of the pane allows searching by title keywords or strategy short code.

Functions

Here you can find all functions that were delivered in the Tradesignal data folder, as well as all functions you may have saved in other packages. Read the chapter Functions for more information. A search box at the top of the pane allows searching by title keywords.

Templates

Here you can find templates, in which graphical properties and information about indicators and trading systems are saved. Via the context menu, you can directly call up a template. It will contain the security data with which it was originally saved. Read the chapter Using Templates for more information. A search box at the top of the pane allows searching by title keywords.

Workspaces

Here you can find saved workspaces. Via the context menu you can assign up to ten keyboard shortcuts. Read the chapter Workspaces for more information. A search box at the top of the pane allows searching by title keywords

Help

The help is divided into categories that are displayed as main entries. Under most main entries, sub-topics are available. At the top of the help window you can find an input box. Here you can enter a search term for a full-text search in the help. Alternatively, double-click on a list entry to open the topic in the browser window. Via the context menu, you can open the help topic in a new browser window. For this, click on Open Link in new Browser. The new browser window is then stacked upon the first one (see also the section Move Documents in the Workspace).

Color-Tagging Entries

Except for symbols and properties, you can color-tag entries in the Toolbox. Color-tagged entries will appear on top of the list, sorted by the three colors yellow, red, and blue.

To assign a color tag, right-click on an entry and select Yellow Tag (red, blue) from the context menu.

To remove the tag again, click on No Tag.

If a color-tagged indicator or strategy also has a Short Code set, this item will be displayed in the Toolbar in the Home > Favorites group. Options to configure this feature can be found in the options under File > Options > Advanced > Indicators & Strategies.