Modifying general user preferences

The General tab in the user preferences window allows you to modify the global symbol, time format, and enable or disable tooltips, snap quotes, and more. You can also restore installation defaults, reset all warning dialogs, or even change the platform's theme colour.

Setting Description
General  

Global symbol

Set the symbol that appears in the symbol lookup field when you enter a new window or tab.

Display
 
Select how you want to view the positions under the positions tab. Choose from Only open positions or Open and closed positions
 
Show symbol history  Select this checkbox to display the ten most recently quoted symbols when you hover over the symbol lookup box.

Show tooltips

Choose if tips should be displayed when you hover over program features - select on (check mark) or off (no check mark).

Formatting   
Time format
 
Choose how times are displayed - choose either 12-hour or 24-hour format.
 
Negative numbers Define if a minus sign or brackets display for negative numbers. For example: -$1,234 or ($1,234).
Include commas Define if commas are shown for large numbers. For example: $12000 or $12,000.
Font size  Select the font size for your platform: small, medium, or large. 
Layout Choose between a standard or advanced layout.

Standard layouts: designed for the beginner or minimalist trader, this layout is pre-defined and the balances and level 1 gadgets will appear in the sidebar by default. You will also be unable to add, change, or collapse gadgets.

Advanced layout: designed for the intermediate to advanced trader, this layout is fully customizable and allows you to add, change, or collapse gadgets as you wish.

Theme 
 
Choose dark or light. 

Note: if you choose a different theme, you will need to restart IQ Web before it takes effect. If you do not restart the application immediately, your changes will be applied the next time you log in.
 
Restore installation defaults
 
Click Restore installation defaults to restore all settings back to their factory default settings.
Reset all warning dialogs
 
Click Reset warning dialogs to enable all warning messages that you may have disabled by selecting the Do not show this again checkbox in warning messages that have appeared.
 

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