TradeStation Tip: Reprogram your Mouse Wheel

This is a simple trick which makes using TradeStation much more efficient:

Reprogram your mouse wheel to increase and decrease bar spacing.

This allows you — with a flick of your finger — to see the big picture with lots of bars, or to focus on the details of the most recent bars. Insider Bars can be programmed to show different data based on different bar spacing. So you have multiple analyses in one chart.

How It’s Done

There are two different approaches to reprogram your mouse wheel. If you have a mouse with programmable buttons, you may be able to do it with the software which came with your mouse. If not, it’s easy to accomplish with third party macro software like freeware AutoHotKey.

What you want to do is make the following assignments:

  • Mouse Wheel Up: Up Arrow
  • Mouse Wheel Down: Down Arrow

Here is sample macro code for AutoHotKey:

{
wheelup::send, {up}
wheeldown::send, {down}

return
}

That’s all there is to it! Enjoy navigating TradeStation with ease.