Chart Settings & Interface

Deep dive into getting started with TradingLite. From navigation to customisation, this guide is here to help.

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Whilst we recommend users new to TradingLite, to start with this guide, if you’d prefer to a brief overview, please see our Quick Start guide.

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Within this guide, you will learn how to use all of the main features within TradingLite.

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We strongly suggest having this guide open in one tab, whilst having the TradingLite platform open in another, in order to follow along. If you have not done so already, you can sign up here.

Let’s begin!

Layers & Panes

Upon successful registration and login to TradingLite, you will be presented with the default chart layout.

By default, within your initial chart layout, you will find:

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  • Each of these elements within your chart, is called a Layer.

  • All of these elements are within a single Pane (Pane 0).

  • Layers can be arranged within multiple Panes.

TradingLite uses Panes to manage different areas of the chart’s layout.

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By default, Pane 0 will be the primary pane, displaying your chosen price chart (Main), in addition to the Heatmap, and other price chart related / dependent indicators.

You can add, remove and rearrange panes to suit your preference, and also adjust the scales within each of your panes.

Workspaces & Layouts

Workspaces allows you to keep a unique combination of settings for chart types, drawings, indicators, heatmap, etc, separate from one another, allowing you to switch between a variety of different styles of technical analysis on TradingLite, quickly and efficiently.

The number of unique workspaces that you can create, edit and manage will be dependent upon your TradingLite subscription.

Command Palette

Although TradingLite has a large number of keyboard shortcuts (press K when viewing the chart fo a full list), an alternative to this is the Command Palette.

Here you can simply type the action you wish to perform and hit enter. We will be adding different commands in the future. If there is a command in particular you would like to see added, please leave a suggestion.

Chart Settings

Customisation of your chart window is achieved via the Chart Settings button, at the top of your screen.

Once here, you will have the ability to organise and configure both Layers and Panes, whilst also customising the look and feel of your charts via the Theme button in the upper left.

General Settings

Layer Settings

To begin to configure each of the layer/indicator’s settings, start by Chart Settings, then clicking on the layer/indicator you wish to customise.

All layers have the ability to toggle:

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Custom indicators will also show 'Lit' script icon.

If you are the custom indicator's author, this will open it's LitScript within the in-built code editor, in addition to other script management options.
If you are not the custom indicator's author, this will open it's description.

Layer labels

These labels are shown on the chart, they're composed of either the layer name or layer icon, followed by its latest values ( or from specific time if you're hovering over the chart ).

These handy shortcuts are shown when hovering over its respective label.

As an alternative to clicking the buttons next to the label, you can now right-click the label itself, to access the layer settings.

Drag and Drop Management

Drag-Drop-Layers

Within the Chart Settings you have the ability to rearrange your Layers via dragging and dropping.

Copy, Cut, Paste, Duplicate and Delete by pressing the 3 dots shown upon hover, or by right clicking on either a pane or layer.

Layer Context Menus

Right-Clicking the panes and layers within the Chart Settings window allows additional methods of management and cutomization. This menu can also be accessed by clicking the three dots button near one of the items.

From copying and pasting elements, or quickly adding TradingLite's Official Indicators, right clicking can help you quickly navigate and select different UI options.

Theme Customization

To change the your theme, navigate to Chart Settings, and then select Theme on the left of the window.

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Here, you are also able to fine-tune the color and transparency of each of respective elements of the chart shown, by using the color-picker.

Heatmap Customisation

Choose from a range of 18 different themes to alter the visual appearance of TradingLite in addition to Heatmap.

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The Heatmap is one of TradingLite’s core features. Details of all aspects of the Heatmap, to maximise its utility to your trading methodology, is available in both the Heatmap Basics and Heatmap Advanced guides.

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Indicators

Clicking the Indicators button will allow the ability to browse, add, and favourite both TradingLite’s official Indicators, in addition to the growing list of community published indicators within the Indicator Vault.

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Whilst a full Indicators guide is available, we will cover the basics below.

When browsing community scripts, a search field and advanced filters are provided to narrow the results displayed.

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Here, you also have the ability to create and manage your own scripts using TradingLite’s advanced scripting language, LitScript. Dedicated Litscript Manual and Litscript Reference are provided to get you started.

Data Tables

The powerful new inclusion, Data Tables, allows you the ability to precisely check plot values. With the added option to dock this window, should your indicator provide values that are used for order management, the Data Table is a useful reference tool for your arsenal.

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Data Tables are only available when you have access to the LitScript source (your own personal scripts or open-source scripts).

To activate the Data Table, navigate to Source and in the upper left of the window, a ‘Data’ button will be available.

Exporting Data Table Values

You also have the ability to export all information provided within Data Table to a CSV file.

Once you have opened the Data Table, you will have the ability to select which of the indicator’s ‘Layers’ you wish to view/export. Simply select the desired plot, and then click Export to CSV.

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For more information regarding Indicators see both TradingLite's Official Indicators in addition to the Indicators guide.

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