Jump to content

Managing open position - poor visability of chart on UI

Recommended Posts



New to forum and I have a question on new platform.

FYI at first i couldn't stand it but now i see its potential and am using it full time!


One thing i really don't like though is when I open a position and want to manage it using 'Positions' button ('Up & Down arrows' on left hand side),  the chart screen in the background is immediately greyed out and becomes difficult to see the chart screen which for myself is a BIG distraction and very irritating at the critical point of any trade!!

Is there an option to keep this from happening and staying the same background?


Alternatively my suggestion and a much better option for this new platform is using the old platform way of a 'tear off ticket' which had the option to change position size / halve position etc.


The way it is now is too much hassle...I cant believe I'm the only person to have mentioned this!?!


Please advise


Link to comment

Hi  - welcome to IG Community! I appreciate that a UI change (especially one as big as the trading platform has seen) can sometimes take a while to get used to. I'm glad you have come to like it though, and like you said, really see it's potential. 


In regards to the second point, you can add this to the 'non greyed out' screen by using the 'add to workspace' button. 


2018-01-19 09_36_37-IG Trading Platform _ Spread Betting.png


This should result in the following which you can then resize and place anywhere on your screen. (kinda hard to see on my 'black' theme, but it's there on the left hand part of the screen. 


2018-01-19 09_39_37-IG Trading Platform _ Spread Betting.png


I hope I interpreted your question correctly! 

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Posts

    • Sainsburys full year earnings and Unilever’s first quarter trading update both say the same thing, UK consumers are in for higher prices. The war in Ukraine, supply chain issues and the effects of ongoing Covid all to blame.      
    • US Dollar (DXY) Daily Price and Analysis US Q1 GDP may stall the greenback’s advance. A 20-year high nears for the US dollar. The multi-month US dollar rally continues with the greenback printing a fresh high today ahead of the first look at US Q1 GDP at 12.30 GMT. The US dollar basket (DXY) has been boosted by renewed weakness in the Euro and the Japanese Yen, as investors move from lower-yielding to higher-yielding currencies, while safe-haven flows continue to benefit the greenback. The US growth release later in the session is expected to show a sharp slowdown from the robust Q4 figure of 6.9%. The markets are currently pricing in growth of just 1% for the first three months of this year, with the slowdown mainly due to a reduction in inventory accrual over the quarter. This release is unlikely to move the greenback, unless there is a large miss or beat, as the Fed believe that 2022 US growth will be robust enough to let them tighten monetary policy sharply without damaging the economy. The latest US Core PCE data – the Fed’s preferred inflation reading – is released on Friday and this may have more effect on the US dollar than today’s GDP data. For all market moving economic data and events, see the DailyFX Calendar. The ongoing US dollar rally has been aided by weakness across a range of G7 currencies including the Euro, the Japanese Yen, and the British Pound. The Euro continues to battle with lowly growth expectations, exacerbated by energy concerns, the British Pound is mired by weak economic data, while the Japanese Yen is in freefall as the BoJ continues with its ultra-loose monetary policy.   The US dollar continues to press higher and looks set to break above 103.96, the March 2020 high. Above here the US dollar would be back at levels last seen nearly two decades ago. The March resistance will likely hold in the short-term, especially with month-end portfolio rebalancing at the end of the week, but US dollar strength is set to continue in the months ahead. USDOLLAR (DXY) WEEKLY PRICE CHART – APRIL 28, 2022 {{THE_FUNDAMENTALS_OF_BREAKOUT_TRADING}} What is your view on the US Dollar – bullish or bearish?   Apr 28, 2022 | DailyFX Nick Cawley, Strategist
    • While Tesla has nothing directly to do with Elon Musk buying Twitter - TSLA stock closed down 12% on news that Musk may have to sell stock and use other holdings to stand against the loan to finalise the purchase of the social media giant.        
  • Create New...