What is the delete button for ?
You can delete the next event. Let's say there are four events before the NFP, then you can delete these and concentrate on the NFP. You can press [reload] in top left to repopulate the table, if you deleted too many.
How do you add your own sound file ?
I thought about adding this option, but since i was using My.Audio object at the time and it only plays wav files, i decided to negate this option. I could embed a media player, so users can upload their own sound file and it can then play mp3's, vid et al, when the alarm fires up. I've put this in my feature request list.
Enable currency symbols to be deselectable ?
Yep, i'll assimilate the FF filter for next release.
Thanks for the prompt replies.
seems very useful app. unfortunately it demands .net framework 3.5 atleast which is to be downloaded now (size 197 mb) as i am running XP SP2.
i wish you would upload a user manual which consists the above FAQ as well on your website, along with system requirements.
I'll work on a user manual once it's past alpha release, thanks for the suggestion.
FiatFap, I was just killing some time today and came up with this skin design. It's not far different from your own design, but it cuts down on some screen clutter by placing the "set once and forget" settings in the lower area, and keeps only the more important functions visible at all times. Some icons are also a bit smaller.
Just my .02 offered to the project.
I think even the volatility indies are redundant as the latest release has the LED flash different colours depending on news activity.
I'm wondering if i could add a skin icon to the toolbar, so users can flick between the two formats, but in the long run it means double the maintenance.
Let me finish off the sound settings and currency filter for alpha 1.3 and we'll address the skin issue for a1.4 onwards.
Just wanted to add another news reference site, to give context to the app and the objective i'm trying to accomplish.
It's okay to be presented with data in this format, but when trading you want to concentrate on feeding the sharks with your hard earned cash, so the last thing you want to be doing is remembering when events occur and on what pair, etc.
The app will make it easy to know when shtf for an event you may otherwise forget to check on a news site(s).
I really like your news alert program especially the different alerts, i haven,t tried it yet but i like what i see.
If i may be so bold there is one request.
could you add a filter that allows you to just see the high news alerts with alerts.
Or just the medium or low news alerts or a combination of 2 news alerts.
Thanks in advance
is there a function to mute the alarm?
I disabled the mute in ver1.2, i'll bring it back for version ver1.3...to be released very soon.
Can't wait for v1.3 . Great software. Thanks!
Make this into an ipad/iphone app and sell it : )
This is an awesome tool. Thank you for your efforts here.
I agree with the mute button. It would be better than deleting the event. So the mute button would just stop the ringing, correct ?? That way there would be nothing to reset a few minutes later.
Again, Thanks for the software !!
Yes, the mute just stops the ringing but the alarm is still going on behind the scenes.
I'll add both mute and delete in the same space on the form, so the user can decide their preference.
Been working on the filter for a few days now and it's bloody doing my head in...almost tamed the beast though.
Update - alpha ver1.3
* UPDATE *
very nice tool
Thanks so much for this simple but very effective tool.
Is it possible to have the oucome of the news displayed as well??
This will make it even better especially for the data releases.
I'd then have to dynamically populate the table on the fly, so even more effort. So the answer to your question is no, purely because of the effort it would take.
It's handy to have the 'Forex News Sites' open in tandem with the app and then hit refresh when your alarm goes off
Thinking about it, i could add a latency object that sniffs a site 5mins after the alarm was triggered and then populate the events table the next time the user does something to refresh the contents. Again, it sounds like too much effort.
Windows 7. Loaded fine. Love all the new features. Hopefully the volume control will keep me in my seat this time!
Can other people let me know if it works on their system; I say this as I'm wary of using the media player as it opens up more possibilities of bugs and incompatibility.
The shark sound works fine for me. (default #2) Adding our own wave files would be handy, but not if it causes problems and/or excess cpu demands.
I mentioned earlier that I thought mute would be better than delete.... now in rethinking it, delete seems just as well. I can see the complete list below in the expanded view.
In short, awesome software.... my suggestion here would be to keep the additional bells and whistles at a level where the benefit justifies the complexity. (Just my humble opinion from the other side of the world)
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