The Application Properties menu allows you customize application settings related to appearance, page saving, connection and more.
To access this menu, select the Menu icon in the top left corner of the main menu.
Then select Application Properties.
Once the Application Properties menu appears, you'll have a list of options to choose from:
Page and Files
Timezone & Clock
Option Analytix Integration
Trading Default Connections
Market Screener Plus
Local Data Storage
Global Data Window
The Appearance menu enables you to edit the color theme, language, and other items.
Theme: There are two color themes for the application. This is the default Graphite theme:
This is the same chart in the Frost theme:
Please note that you must restart the application to implement changes to the color theme.
Periodically we'll broadcast a message via a popup window in the application (such as upgrade notices, etc.). to disable these popups, uncheck the setting for show pop window on notification event.
Window Mode: Controls how the windows in your workspace are docked, font size options include tiny, small, normal, large, and extra large.
When creating a new page, you'll see the new window dialog below. You can turn this setting off by unchecking Show New Window dialog when creating a new page.
Pages and Files
The Page menu allows you to automatically save your page when closing the program. With this setting turned off, any new changes will not be saved when closing eSignal unless you select Save Page. Click here for more info on pages.
Added option to set the default file location
Users can now set the default location for their eSignal files.
This can be on a secondary drive or a network drive or a cloud drive (such as for example OneDrive).
In selecting the new location users also have the option to copy all the existing files from the current
default location to the new one.
The Connection dialog box allows you to update your username and password. Additionally there is a setting to control proxy settings (in most cases this is not used).
Timezone & Clock
In the top portion of this menu, you'll find the timezone display settings. this controls the timezone that is displayed via the charts, watch list, and other windows. you'll have a variety of timezones to choose from. local is set by default. you can also choose Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), exchange time, or choose a specific timezone using the drop down menu for other.
the clock setting controls the time displayed in the bottom right corner of the application.
The eSignal application time is synched to your pc clock. Use the dropdown menu to specify the timezone you wish to use. the countdown is an alternate display setting. instead of the time, you can check this setting to display a countdown to whatever start time is specified. once the start time is triggered the countdown will reset to counting down to the specified end time. the countdown is useful in determining how much time left before the exchange opens and closes.
Show full price precision is tailored towards stocks trading in sub penny increments. once enabled, full precision is displayed (i.e. more than 2 decimal places). with this setting unchecked, the decimal place will display in the hundredths (2 decimals).
Compact Price Display is tailored towards futures. If this setting is checked, the decimal place will not be displayed for Futures. Unchecked, you'll see a decimal place for Futures.
the volume setting controls how the volume is displayed in the watch list and other windows. whole number will display the entire volume figure (16500000). abbreviated will round to the first 3 figures (16.5m). comma separated will display the volume figure with commas (16,500,000).
the dollar value setting controls how dollars will be displayed in a portfolio. whole number will display the entire dollar figure (10000.00). abbreviated will round to the first 3 figures (10k). comma separated will display the dollar figure with commas (10,000.00). you can also add more digits after the decimal place for dollar values.
E-mail settings work in conjunction with alerts. Enter the e-mail address you would like to send From and To along with the appropriate smtp server info. Use the Test Message button to confirm that the e-mail alerts have been properly configured. please check with your ISP or e-mail provider on the correct smtp settings for your specific e-mail service.
This feature, when turned on, zeros out different fields in the quote window. zeroing out the data helps prevent traders from making ill-advised trades based on stocks that are not actively being traded (especially true with OTC stocks that do not trade very often). it also allows traders to see that, when the market opens, their actual quote window fills in with data (instead of replacing old data).
The quote ticker enables you to set the appearance and scrolling speed of the quote ticker. You can also change the font, font size and colors.
The Quote Bar section enables you to set the appearance of the Quote Bar. You can change the Font, Font Size and Colors.
The screenshot section allows you to set the location of where Screenshots will be saved, locally, . You can also enter in your File Share settings and FTP settings, if you wish to send screenshots to those locations.
The Notifications section allows you to turn Notifications on or off. A green means the Notification is turned on and a red means the Notification is turned off. You can also choose which sound will play when they a Notification is triggered.
Taking advantage of FileShare, users now have the option to synchronize eSignal files between different
Depending on the users’ selection these files may include bar edits, function libraries, Market Screener
filters, formulas in the My Formulas folder, sounds, workspaces and pages.
Please note that in this initial iteration of this functionality any pages that are open at the time of launching the application could be opened prior to being synchronized and should be reloaded before applying any changes to avoid a potential data loss. In the next version this will no longer be necessary as the pages will be loaded only after they have been synchronized.
The trading section allows you to turn Order Confirmations on or off when using the Integrated Trading with eSignal.
Trading Default Connections