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Feature Request
When choosing additional timeframes that objects are displayed on, the ability to choose “All inferior timeframes” and “All superior timeframes”.

Reason
Currently it is necessary to create each additional timeframe individually. This is cumbersome as I like to do analysis on 1m, 5m, 10m, 30m, 1h, 2h, 4h, 1d, 1w, 1m.

Explanation
If I draw an object anchored to the 1h timeframe and select “All superior timeframes”, that object should display on 1h, 2h, 4h, 1d, 1w, 1m.

If I draw an object anchored to the 1h timeframe and select “All inferior timeframes”, that object should display on 1h, 30m, 10m, 5m, 1m.

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Bug Report
Right clicking on an alert and selecting “Remove selected” does nothing in a chart window. Instead it is necessary to left click on the alert, then choose the trashcan icon. However, the expected action does work in a TPO chart.

v1.58.1

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Hi @autobahn,

Thank you for your suggestions and bug feedback. We appreciate your well-thought reasoning behind each feature request as well! Very insightful!

I’ve just removed the posting limitation you encountered previously, so this should no longer be an issue. If you have any additional requests or feedback, feel free to post them.

Thanks for your time!
Jake
Optimus Futures Support :optimus_logo_no_backroug:

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Bug Report
When placing a limit order or modifying a limit order (e.g. changing the associated Stop Loss), Optimus Flow reports the broker has received the request multiple times. The screen is updated multiple times and the acknowledgement sound is played multiple times. The Event log shows multiple entries.

This only happens when connected directly to the Rithmic data feed. When connected via R-Trader Pro, the expected single acknowledgement is received.

This is on the 14-day demo paper trading account. v1.58.1


Bug Report
When a cluster candle timeframe is set to 2H or 4H and a Step Profile is added, the Step Profile is sometimes offset and does not sync with the candle.

To replicate:
Show candles on a 1H timeframe and enable Cluster. Enable Step Profile and set the period to 1H. Note how the step profile is displayed over the cluster exactly. This is the desired operation.

Now show candles on a 2H timeframe and enable Cluster. Enable Step Profile and set the period to 2H. Note how the step profile is displayed offset by 1 Hour and no longer matches the candles. This is not expected.


Feature Request
When dragging a stop loss or take profit on a chart window, it would be nice if a horizontal line runs all the way across the chart to show exactly where the order will be placed.

Reason
This would make it much easier to accurately place the SL or TP, for example when placing at the edge of market structure or another candle high/low.


Feature Request
When enabling a Right Profile, allow custom periods rather than the limited number of predefined selections. Alternatively, add a selector to set the period to “Last x candles”.

Reason
When monitoring a single candle or the last X candles), it would be helpful to display only those candle statistics on the right hand side. This is possible if the total time is already in the predefined selection, but otherwise the only way is to draw a custom profile around the candle and keep moving it as new candles are formed.


Feature Request
Ability to switch between netting mode and hedging mode. Currently all orders are combined, so in the Position window it shows a simple total of my net position rather than the individual entries. I would like each individual entry to be shown, and the ability to set SL/TP and close each individual entry. It would be nice if netting could be managed manually, for example highlighting specific order to combine into a netted order with an average price.

Reason
I sometimes trade multiple strategies, for example I may enter a swing position and also enter a short term day-trade. I like to monitor both positions independently, even though I may be trading both using the same asset.


Feature Request
Ability to simulate a continuous contract (auto roll-over) to allow technical analysis over a longer period. It isn’t so bad in the 2nd or 3rd month, but just after Futures rollover there is very limited past data available for Technical Analysis.


Feature Request
When displaying a Cluster with histogram, or a Step Profile, have the ability to make the bar lengths consistent across the entire chart. Currently the bars are proportional only within the candle they represent.

Reason
I like to compare histograms not just within candles, but between candles. I cannot do this at a glance; it is necessary to cross-reference overall candle volumes first. For example, if candle A displays mainly long histograms but total volume is low, and candle B displays mainly short histograms but total volume is high, this must be taken into account when guesstimating trends.


Feature Request
When displaying a step profile with 2 elements, e.g. Buy/Sell volume, ability to have the histogram displayed centrally rather than stacked right or stacked left.

Reason
This would match the way Clusters are displayed, It is easier to compare the left/right data at a glance.


Feature Request
Ability to organise favourite timeframes. Currently if I add 10m, it puts it at the bottom of the list rather than between 5m and 15m. To get around this it is necessary to delete all the timeframes and then add them one at a time, in order.

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Feature Request
Fixed vertical sizing of charts when using the double-click-to-centre, auto and auto-centered modes.

Reason
When using Cluster mode, it is important to set the height of the candles so that text and histogram is visible. This is more important that showing the entire candle on the screen. However, it is still necessary to have the current price shown centred, at the top/bottom, or a percentage margin from the top/bottom. Currently if price scrolls off the screen, the height of the candle is adjusted and this messes up the display of the cluster data. The current workaround is to disable auto, and manually drag the chart to show current price.


Feature Request
Increase amount of zoom available on a candlestick cluster chart.

Reason
When viewing a 30m+ cluster chart, the current maximum amount of zoom does not provide adequate width for the histograms to be easily viewed.


Feature Request
Set a time-based alert that can play an alert/display a message/notify Telegram.

Reason
Sometimes I forget the London open is about to start and volatility is expected to increase. It would be nice to set a recurring alarm when routine events happen at a time rather than a price.


Feature Request
When trading from a chart, currently it is necessary to drag the TP/SL icons to the desired location. It would be nice if TP could be clicked once, then clicked again on the chart to set the location.

Reason
It is more difficult to move the mouse accurately while holding a button down. It also feels unnatural. On slower computers or when working in a Remote Desktop session, screen updates may be smoother and quicker if using click/click rather than click/drag/release.


Bug Report
When using an Apple trackpad, the zoom function only works in one direction.

How to replicate
Usually the mouse scroll wheel will increase or decrease the amount of zoom. If you connect through an RDP session from an Apple Macbook and use the trackpad, this behaviour is not correct and it will only zoom out regardless of the direction you try and zoom. i.e. both zoom in and zoom out actions will cause the chart to only zoom out. The current workaround is to use the +/- icons on the chart rather than using the trackpad to zoom.


Feature Request
Adjust the brightness of the outside Value Area sections.

Reason
When VA is selected, outside regions are displayed more dimly and there is no control over brightness. Currently I find the brightness setting to be too dark making it hard to see the outside areas against the dark background.

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Bug Report

When drawing fib retracement on the chart, the initial anchor does not appear to snap to high/low on candle. And the second anchor appear to snap to high/low but after clicking the mouse button, the anchor to be shifted by 0.01-0.04 on the ES chart.

Please see the screenshot. As I drew on the chart, it doesn’t snap to 3082, the high of the candle. Bottom anchor is snapped to 3048.75, the low of the candle but rendered to be 3048.79.

This bug really brings out the OCD personality in me. :slight_smile: I’m so used to having charting software snap to high/low properly that this bug is very distracting. :slight_smile:

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Bug Report - Workspace became blank

After spending hours customizing a new workspace, it disappeared one day when I started up OptimusFlow. Empty workspace when I started it in the morning. Just thought you might want to know that. Auto-saving workspace changes is convenient until some bug creeps in and saved an empty workspace.

Steps to reproduce bug

  1. Create a new workspace
  2. Customize it to your heart’s content
  3. Right-click on OptimusFlow icon on task bar and select “Close all windows”
  4. Restart OptimusFlow and the workspace got empty out at start-up time.

Workaround
Don’t do step 3 above. Close OptimusFlow from the application’s bar.

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Hi @newbie.trader,

In my experience, this typically occurs when a user attempts to close their platform, but accidentally closed the workspace instead. I am not saying this is the case and it can definitely be a bug, but since the workspace/bind close icon and the actually platform close icon are very close together mistakes do tend to happen.

One thing I can suggest is that Optimus Flow actually has an auto-save feature that periodically saves thoughout the day whenever you make a change on the platform. If you ever encounter this issue again, I encourage you to use the backup feature to restore your platform and your lost workspace.

  1. Use the BaM - BACKUP MANAGER found in the main menu of Optimus Flow to initiate this process.

  1. Use the Recover Settings option

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  1. Then choose the From backups folder option. You will likely find several save points within this section that you can refer to that were saved throughout the day.

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You also have the option of choosing a Custom File. You have the ability to manually save and create your own custom file by choosing BACKUP SETTINGS option from Step 2.

  1. Once you chose From backups folder, click on Start Recovery, and finally Finish and Restart to revert your platform back to a previous save.

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I hope this helps if this issue ever happens again in the future. If you are positive this is a bug and not an accidental closure of your workspace, please keep us updated!

Thanks for the great feedback and contribution!
Jake
Optimus Futures Support :optimus_logo_no_backroug:

Bug Report
Optimus Flow does not always completely exit after quitting, and it is necessary to go into Task Manager and kill the remaining processes. This is on Windows Server 2019 Datacenter, untested on other OS.

Bug Report
Related to above, when doing a recovery from backup, Optimus Flow should quit and restart with the restored config. On restart it often gives an error that Optimus Flow is still running. It is necessary to wait and try again, or go into Task Manager and kill processes before reloading.

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@autobahn

We have run into this as well and are aware of this. We’re working on a fix. If this does happen in the future, you will be able to find the Starter.Exe running in the background of the task manager on Windows.

Simply close the Starter.Exe process to close it out entirely. If you get a notification when attempting to open the platform that say “The Program is already running” the solution above is a fix for this as well.

Thanks for your feedback,
Jake
Optimus Futures Support :optimus_logo_no_backroug:

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Jake, thank you for the details instruction on backup/restore. My reported bug was about destroyed workspace if the user close OptimusFlow via Windows close all windows on the Windows task bar. Closing OptmiusFlow via the OptmiusFlow application bar at the top of desktop works correctly. Unfortunately, I can’t take a screenshot now because I’m awaiting funding of my new account to regain access to OptimusFlow.

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Indicator Request - Central Pivot Range

I use Pivot Points along with Central Pivot Range of the previous day. It would be great to add it as either an add-on of Pivot Point or its own Indicator. Thanks.

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Indicator Request - Previous Days High/Low/Close

I use Pivot Points along with Central Pivot Range and HLC of the previous day drawn as horizontal lines on each day. Thanks.

Here’s the Micro S&P tonight showing why I use Previous HLC and CPR.

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Feature Request: Copy and Paste Drawing Tool Objects to different chart windows.

I’m using the Trendline and Price Channel tools which are very helpful. Both set a time and price and in the case of the price channel, 3 times and prices. It would be awesome to be able to copy them to other charts and save a little time. Thanks for a great product.

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Hi. I upgraded to 1.62.1 and templates seem to be saving okay now, thanks.

I’m having an issue. When I save a DOM as a template then click on the template icon in the menu, a new window opens but the Buy and Sell columns are missing.

I have to select a different instrument from a different family of instruments (e.g. if the DOM has MES saved, I can’t just click MESU0 so I click CL) to get the columns to appear.

Not a huge deal because I have it linked to my watchlist so it’s easy to say, select CL then click MES to get the DOM to display correctly.

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Hi,

I’m not sure if this is a Rithmic or OptimusFlow issue. This morning, for MES, some chart timeframes have a time gap from 20:40 to 05:55. If I choose any other time like 4 minute, all the data appears normally. Same thing happens on the Cluster chart.

Hello @Kickinit,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Quite a few of our live traders reported issues to us this morning in regards to Rithmic data on Charts. This was actually a Rithmic data issue that extended across multiple platforms.

Apparently, there was an issue with their charting server which resulted in time gaps and incomplete data, but this has apparently now been resolved.

If you are still having issues, please Right Click your chart > Reload History (server).

Keep us updated on this if issues persist!

Also:

Thanks for mentioning template issues on DOMs as well. We will bring this to the attention of our developers.

Thanks,
Jake
Optimus Futures Support :optimus_logo_no_backroug:
https://optimusfutures.com/
[(800) 771-6748]

Disclaimer: Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition.

Feature Request

For Rithmic, allow connections to an account that has order routing but no market data. Currently, if the Rithmic account does not have market data, Optimus Flow will not connect.

@autobahn

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I believe this is on the software end, not Rithmic. Not many users have the same configuration as you (live accounts without market data). Have you successfully logged into other platforms with this same account?

Please allow us to address this with our developers!

Thanks,
Jake
Optimus Futures

Yes, it is working well with data from IQFeed and placing orders over Rithmic.

Trailing limit orders aren’t working (trailing stops are) but I’m not sure if this is a general bug or directly related to this configuration. I’ll keep you updated.