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Crosshair Tool

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The first tool in the Charting toolbar is the Crosshair tool. This tool is helpful when lining up your technical indicators and recurring price patterns. Click the Crosshair button and position the crosshair on your chart and click your mouse. The crosshair draws a line vertically and horizontally on the chart. To help place the crosshair line on a specific value, the cursor price is displayed on the vertical line of the crosshair.

Moving a Crosshair

To select the drawing, click on the center point of the crosshair and drag to the new location. Release your mouse button to place. The tool is selected when a box appears at the center point.

Deleting a Crosshair Drawing

There are two ways to delete the Crosshair tool. If your crosshair is selected (you've clicked on it and the box appears at the center point), you can press the Del (Delete) key on your keyboard. You can also place your mouse cursor over the crosshair and right-click. In the drop-down menu, select "Delete."

If you only want to delete the horizontal or vertical line of the crosshair, select the crosshair by clicking on it and view the preferences in the control panel. Select or deselect "Show Horizontal (Vertical) Line." A check will appear in front of the item when it is selected.


Select the crosshair by clicking on it. The properties will appear in the preferences section of your control panel.

Restore Settings: TNT Default will change your settings back to the original software settings. My Default will change current settings to your personalized default settings. Apply To All Charts will apply your selected settings on all open charts. Save As My Default will save your current personal settings.

Crosshair Tool: You can choose the color, line style, and line thickness of your crosshair. Deselect Show Horizontal Line or Show Vertical Line to hide your lines.

Font: Select the font, size, and color of the text. You can also choose to bold or italicize your text. Select the checkbox next to Show Text to hide or show your text on the chart.

Select Extend if you would like your line to extend into the Indicator window. Select Snap if you want your crosshair to snap to price bars when moved.

Example of the Crosshair Tool

The remaining technical tools are used to identify technical analysis formations and trends. Take a look at the different patterns available then read about how to use each of the technical tools and apply the technical concepts learned.