The following keyboard shortcuts have been changed or removed.
|Old Key||New Key||Functionality|
|H||Ctrl H||Show Help|
|Alt Left||Ctrl Shift Left||Go to previous desktop|
|Alt Right||Ctrl Shift Right||Go to next desktop|
|O||Alt D||Derivatives tool|
|Alt A||X||Alerts tool|
|Shift F||Space Space||Freeze|
|Ctrl X||Ctrl Shift X||Clear desktop|
|Ctrl L||Ctrl Shift L||Snap desktop|
|Alt 1,2,3...||removed||Show nth watchbar stock|
|Alt O||removed||Toggle watchbar|
|H||Toggle column headings|
|Ctrl N||New tool config|
|Ctrl L||Load tool config|
|Ctrl S||Save tool config|
|.C||When consolidating, show CXA data only|
|..||Remove any exchange filtering, e.g. .A, .C, or .N (dot dot)|
|O||Show the Orders tool|
|Y||Show the Market Trades tool|
|0||Remove any watchlist filter (zero)|
|Shift S||Make the current watchlist the Speedlist|
|Ctrl Shift T||Toggle tool titlebars|
|Ctrl D||Show or hide chart drawings|
|//||Move the rightmost to the current time|
|Alt Left||Go back in time|
|Alt Right||Go forward in time|
|Alt Up||Replay faster|
|Alt Down||Replay slower|
|//||Stop replay and go live|
|/T||Replay by time|
|/E||Replay by event|
If you enable the Depth replay arrow keys without Alt preference, then whenever the current tool is replaying depth, you can use Space, Left, Right, Up, or Down without Alt.
Spark 2 allows you to save configurations for all tools and you can quickly cycle through them using the keyboard.
Keys 1 through 9 will change the subject of the tool.
Left/right arrows will cycle through those stocks or watchlists.
Ctrl 1 through 9 will change the config of the tool to the 1st through 9th saved configuration for the tool. Ctrl Left/Right will cycle through your saved configurations.
For example, when viewing a chart, 1 through 9 will change the stock, and Ctrl 1 through 9 will change the type of chart.
Or when viewing a smartlist, 1..9 will filter the smartlist to only include stocks in watchlist 1 through 9, and Ctrl 1..9 will change the type of smartlist. 0 will remove the watchlist filter.
In Spark 2, the watchlist tool does not include any filtering options. Watchlists always show all of the stocks in the watchlist.
You can still reorder the list and add delta changes and relative volume, but filtering must be done with smartlists.
For example, if you have a smartlist that scans for stocks that are up in the last 5 minutes, you can press
1 to show stocks from your first watchlist that are in the last five minutes.
Right arrow will cycle through each of your watchlists, showing stocks from the watchlist that are up in the last 5 minutes.
This is not restricted to smartlists.
You can also filter rises, falls, volume, turnover, market announcements, market trades, and alerts by watchlist just by pressing
9 and the
Right arrow keys.
When a market tool is filtered by a watchlist, the watchlist's name appears in the top right of the tool's titlebar. Click the name to select a different watchlist from a list.
In Spark 1, trying to view S32 would show your 3rd or 32nd smartlist depending on how many you have.
In Spark 2, S immediately changes to the smartlist tool, showing whichever smartlist was viewed last.
1..9 then selects the 1st-9th smartlist. Left and right arrows select the previous or next smartlist.
You cannot go straight to your 10th or greater smartlist via the keyboard.
S32 in Spark 2 will go to your 3rd smartlist, and then to your 2nd smartlist.
It is interpreted as
The same behaviour is extended to other tools, so
C3 will change to the chart tool and then select the 3rd stock in the speedlist.
To show the S32 stock in Spark 2, press Space to bring up the prompt, and type
Spark 2 will always interpret what you type in the prompt as a stock code, unless you start with a special character.
When you hover the cursor over a change or percentage change figure, a pop-up displays the weekly, monthly, and yearly change figures.
By default, when you hover the cursor over any stock code, the market depth appears in a pop-up. If you hold the Ctrl key while hovering, the pop-up will switch to display a stock chart. The depth and chart settings for these popups can be configured via the Quick Popup tool.
To copy the layout of a desktop, hold Shift and drag a Mini and drop it on another Mini. You can also copy desktops between screens by dragging a Mini from one screen to another.
Linking tool windows together is now easier.
Drag the titlebar of one tool while holding Shift and drop it on another tool.
A small chain link will appear on the left of the titlebar to indicate that the tools are linked.
The Trend column in Spark 1 has been replaced with a Buy/Sell Ratio that shows the relative volume that has been bought or sold.
This column also shows the volume that will execute at auction if the stock is in pre-open.
When you set a Delta Time, the Buy/Sell Ratio is for that time range only.
You can revert to the old Trend column by setting a Legacy Preference.
Buy/Sell ratios in charts
You can add a Buy/Sell indicator to charts that plots the volume bought and sold in each period.
Relative volume calculations in Spark 2 now only include On Market trades. This better reflects a stock's trading activity and prevent distortion caused by one off large block trades.
Relative Volume figures can now be accessed during the opening auction, enabling comparison between the projected executed volume and the typical trading activity of the stock during the auction period.
Spark 1 required you to drag an item to the remove button in the toolbar.
Spark 2 adds the following buttons:
Watchlists and Alerts
Click the small
xicon that appears next to the code when you hover over the stock code.
Note that you can also type
-BHPto remove BHP, for example.
Quotes in the Watchbar and Minibar
Click the small
xicon that appears in the upper right of the quote when you hover over the quote.
Chart Overlays and Indicators
Removebutton in the overlay or indicator's settings menu.
Hto toggle their display.
Note that some of these settings may cause Spark to differ from this documentation.