Using the Keyboard in ChartOverlay

How the Modifier Keys Affect the Mouse

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys can all be used to modify the default behaviors of ChartOverlay.

  • To modify or act on one of the items you've drawn, Select it by Ctrl-clicking on one of its lines; when an item is selected, it's Defining Points will be hilited with small circles (note that simply pointing at an item will select it temporarily; you can then right-click to apply a menu command to it)
  • To select nothing at all (no defining points hilited), Ctrl-click in an empty area
  • To adjust any point that defines one of the items you've drawn, use Ctrl-click and drag the point
  • To move an item Ctrl-click anywhere on the item and drag, or use an Arrow key (see below)
  • To move all items Alt-click on any item and drag
  • If you have checked Auto Erase, you can override it by pressing the Ctrl key while dragging
  • To remove unwanted lines in a Fibonacci Retracement or Andrews' Pitchfork, select the Retracement and then Ctrl-click on the line you want to remove (add the Alt key to remove all lines of the same type); this feature is only active if you have checked Remove Fibonacci Levels by Ctrl-Clicking on Them on the Fibonacci tab in the Options dialog
  • If you want to activate a tool without seeing its dialog, use Ctrl-click when selecting the tool
  • If you checked the Don't Show this Dialog Every Time and you want to see the dialog, use Ctrl-click when selecting the tool
  • If you want to draw horizontally or vertically, use the Shift key
  • If you want to drag or adjust horizontally or vertically, use the Shift key

Keyboard Commands

ctrl-n Clear the overlay window and start a New drawing
ctrl-o Open a saved drawing
ctrl-s Save the current drawing for later use (via Open)
   
Arrow Moves all items you have drawn in the direction of the Arrow
+ Expands vertical scaling to compensate for changes in chart scaling (not case sensitive)
- Compresses vertical scaling to compensate for changes in chart scaling (not case sensitive)
Note: Pressing the Ctrl key while pressing an arrow key or the + or - keys will multiply the effect by a factor specified in the Options dialog (the default is 5)