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Options

You can specify settings for a variety of RightEdge features by changing options in the Options dialog box.

The Chart Color options contain a number of settings that pertain to the price chart appearance in RightEdge.

The Chart Components list contains the items in the chart that can have their color configured.  Select an item in this list and select the desired color in the Color selection box.  The mini chart below that is a preview of what the color selection change will look like if applied.

Below is a list of chart components that can be configured and an explanation of the area of the chart that is affected.

Chart Text Color  The default color of the text that appears on the chart.  This can be overridden on an individual basis, such as by an indicator color.

Candle Up Color  The color of the candle body or OHLC line when the closing price is higher than the opening price.  It is standard to make this a light color.

Candle Up Border  The color of the border line around the candle body when the closing price is higher than the opening price.

Candle Down Color  The color of the candle body or OHLC line when the closing price is lower than the opening price.  It is standard to make this a dark color.

Candle Down Border  The color of the border line around the candle body when the closing price is lower than the opening price.

Volume Bar Color  When a volume chart is displayed, a volume bar will be filled with the specified color.

Volume Bar Border  When a volume chart is displayed, the border line around the volume bar will use the specified color.

Chart Frame Color  The frame contains the horizontal and vertical values and tick marks.  This setting represents the background color for this area.  Use this in conjunction with text color to ensure readability.

Chart Background Color  The background of the price action area of the chart.

Chart Border Color  The line that separates the price action area of the chart and any panes that exist within the entire chart area.

Tick Line Color  Tick lines are value intervals.  Each tick is a small line that extends from the right edge of the chart towards the actual value.

Axis Color  The axis color specifies the foreground color of items drawn within the axis labels.

Crosshair Color  If the crosshair is enabled, this specifies the color of the crosshair lines.

Crosshair Text Foreground  If the crosshair label feature is enabled, this specifies the foreground color of the crosshair label.

Crosshair Text Background  If the crosshair label feature is enabled, this specifies the background color of the crosshair label.

Zoom Selection Color  Charts can be zoomed by holding the mouse cursor and dragging to select the desired area.  A selection rectangle or zoom selection is drawn.  This setting will specify the color of this selection rectangle.

Multiplier Background Color  Typically the volume chart will display a multiplier, since the digits contained within the volume will not fit.  The multiplier tag will show the multiplier of the values displayed.  This setting will specify the background of the multiplier tag.

Multiplier Border Color  Set the border color around the multiplier tag.

Grid Line Color  If configured, vertical and horizontal grid lines will extend from the ticks along the vertical and horizontal axes.  Use this setting to configure the color used to draw the grid lines.

Price Label Positive Change  The price of the bar where the mouse cursor is hovering is displayed in the upper left corner of the chart.  Positive and negative price changes are represented in different colors.  Use this setting to change the color of a positive price change.

Price Label Negative Change  Use this setting to change the color of a negative price change.

Price Label No Change  Use this setting to specify the color of the price label when there is no price change for the bar.

Last Price Color  The tag at the far right side represents the current price of the latest bar.  The color of this tag can be changed with this setting.

See Also

General Options

Chart Options

Editor Settings

Live Systems

Risk Assessment Options

Research Options

System Results Options