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Viewing options show you more options and the way things are displayed. For some of these examples, I have modified the traditional bull watcher and bear watcher windows. So, I created names that reflect this. Here is an example of the display alerts and full speed option. You can see alerts are continually updating on the left side. On the right side they come in batches. Approximately one batch every 6 seconds. Here is an example of using the "hide the description column option." As you can see this is a much smaller window. You can resize it to make it even smaller, or you can use a larger font and stay in the same size window.
Most experienced users just use the icon to tell what they need. But you can always cover your mouse over a line to see the rest of the message. Remember, tool tips only work if the window has the focus. This is true of all Microsoft Windows applications. Show more alerts in the alert window is a special item that allows you to see more history. As you can see, the item on the left I can see a large number of alerts. The item on the right, I can see about 35. About a screen full on a normal monitor. The default state for this is off.
We recommend that you use the history option instead of the show more alerts option. Otherwise, Explorer can get overwhelmed with a large number of alerts. The other option is to use Trade-Ideas Pro, which doesn't use as much memory as Explorer, so you can show more alerts all the time. New alerts sounds are a way to make a noise every time an alert happens. I can for example say I want to hear the computer go boing every time I get an alert. This is usually used in a very specific way. A window like bull watcher which is always going off would have no sound because it would be too annoying. But, you can make a separate window that has very specific alerts that seldom go off. To save screen real estate, you can select a sound for those, then minimize that window. You can add your own sound as described in the help. Finally, when you are done, .you hit accept changes. This brings back the alerts window. All the configuration settings that were done are stored up here in the URL. This is useful for a number of reasons. If I want somebody else to see the window that I have, I can just e-mail them this URL or send it by instant messenger. If I want a similar window, I can easily drag this to another window. I can also save this in "My Favorites" or perform any of the normal operations you can do on URL's.