How to create a full monitor of many watchlists in ThinkOrSwim?

evanevans

evanevans

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Do you guys know how to setup a plethora of watchlists? Right now I can only set them up on the left panel of the main window, down the left side. Or I can detach them one by one. Is there a a window where you can set up many watchlists in columns?

 
evanevans

evanevans

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Hmmm, no it seems that Watchlists are not among the gadgets that one can choose.

 
jtrader55

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That is correct, Flexible Grid does not offer Watchlists among it's available gadgets.
However in your "Main window" on the left, you can hit the + symbol at the bottom left and then choose watchlist for as many stacked lists as you wish. Of course, you will run out of real estate on your monitor if you want them to all be expanded at the same time.
 
evanevans

evanevans

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That is correct, Flexible Grid does not offer Watchlists among it's available gadgets.
However in your "Main window" on the left, you can hit the + symbol at the bottom left and then choose watchlist for as many stacked lists as you wish. Of course, you will run out of real estate on your monitor if you want them to all be expanded at the same time.
Yeah. And that is what I posted a screenshot of in my OP. But yeah that is the problem, screen real estate, and I want to have about 20-30 of these watchlists going. I have premarket scans, opening range scans, 52 week scans, near HOD scans, mid day squeeze scans, volume scans, spike scans, candle pattern scans, etc etc etc. I need more space than the 9 I can fit down the left side of my middle 4k monitor. I suppose I might have to pop them out ("detach") and lay them out and save the workspace and hope it remembers.
 
MerryDay

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Your setup is great! I am also running several monitors on 2 rigs that unfortunately I will have to give back eventually. Now that I have been so spoiled. I will be hard-pressed when I have to go back to my laptop.

I have all my charts, watchlists, scans, the monitor tab, the message center tab, the ticker-tape, etc.. All detached and set-up so perfectly.
I understand your worry about what if something happens to it all. Just re-configuring all those watchlists would take forever!

One of the things you want to keep in mind is that workspace configurations are one of the few items not saved on TD's servers. They are only saved on your computer. Therefore, you want to save your workspace configurations to the sharing center as that puts a copy on TD's servers just in case something glitchy happens on your computer or if you want to share the workspaces across multiple devices.
 
evanevans

evanevans

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Your setup is great! I am also running several monitors on 2 rigs that unfortunately I will have to give back eventually. Now that I have been so spoiled. I will be hard-pressed when I have to go back to my laptop.

I have all my charts, watchlists, scans, the monitor tab, the message center tab, the ticker-tape, etc.. All detached and set-up so perfectly.
I understand your worry about what if something happens to it all. Just re-configuring all those watchlists would take forever!

One of the things you want to keep in mind is that workspace configurations are one of the few items not saved on TD's servers. They are only saved on your computer. Therefore, you want to save your workspace configurations to the sharing center as that puts a copy on TD's servers just in case something glitchy happens on your computer or if you want to share the workspaces across multiple devices.
Oh thank you that's great advice. Yes, I lost my entire setup during that big outage a few weeks ago. But they were able to restore it because they said I had recently sent in an error report and attached all my files. WOW. Lucky.
 

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