Idea surfing was created as a passive way to look at stocks. When active it will automatically cycle through the top 3 symbols of all open Top Lists as well as the Holly Strategy Trades Window and the Price Alerts Window in a 7-second rhythm and display them on your charts. It pauses, whenever you click on a symbol in any scan or place your mouse cursor into the chart. Idea Surfing is useful if you are occupied with something else but still want to watch the market from the sidelines.
It can be enabled in the Toolbar. To fully disable this feature, go to the Tools Tab of the Toolbar, select Options, then General, and uncheck Enable Idea Surfing.