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I invested in a Elgato Stream Deck ($150!! ouch) for the purpose of more/better hotkey tech in DAS Trader Pro. Basically, it's a macro keyboard.

This leverages tech that is used by game/Twitch streamers, but it is seriously useful for us.

 

Of those of you who have a Stream Deck, how do you configure yours?

 

If you're not familiar with it, here's a demo video:

 

 

And, before I get started, here are some alternatives, although some are not suitable for a trading environment.

 

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I LOVE my streamdeck. I've got mine configured with multiple screens for short and long positions in different sizes. I have the controls nested and color coded so I don't mistakenly short when I mean to go long, or to large when I mean to go small size. You can see pictures in the "show us your setup" thread. Here is my icon set if you want to use it.

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It sounds like mine is set up pretty much like Jason's:

 

I have a toggle button at the bottom-right to go between my Long and Short screens on the Stream Deck. On the long screen:

 

- Buy 100, Buy 200, Buy 400

- Sell 1/4, sell 1/2, sell all

 

The short screen is the same except going short for the increments listed and covering the fraction of my position remaining.

 

I have common buttons on both screens to do functionality applicable to both:

 

- Cancel All (useful when you want to get rid of a limit order still waiting to be executed)

- Horizontal Line (great for setting up levels in the morning)

- Toggle Chart (jumps between 5 min and daily data view on my main chart)

- Switch View (jumps between the DAS tab I use when actually managing a trade and the DAS tab that shows me 6 charts/montages at once; I only trade on one monitor)

 

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Here are examples of my screens. These photos are a little old, but are generally the same as what I'm using today. I have a few more folders for experimental buy and short actions (buy 75% of buying power, etc.) that aren't pictured.

 

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I purchased and set up a Razer Tartarus V2 this weekend for the same purpose. 20 keys, color coded by individual key. Can assign secondary functions to each key as well. Additionally it has an 8-way directional control that can be used too. Can assign macros, keystroke combos, etc. I was looking at the Stream Deck, but at half the price I thought IU'd give it a try. Simple to set up - all hotkeys I wanted were assigned in 15-20 minutes from unboxing. Given, it's not quite as pretty as the Stream Deck for the writing, but it will do.

 

 

 

I tried to post a pic, but for some reason it says I'm not allowed to do so.

 

 

 

 

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I bought a Stream Deck last week and set it up over the weekend. I used it yesterday for trading and I really love it. Jason, thanks so much for sharing your icons. They look great and make my Stream Deck look really professional :)

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For those still on the fence, they're $139.99 on Amazon right now and I've seen a few warehouse returns pop up. Bought a returned unit for $119, seems to have just been a packaging reject.

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I bought an Elgato Streamdeck but I am unable to figure out how to setup the hotkeys.  I went to system, then hotkey, gave it a title, then in hotkey: click to assign ----- WHAT DO I DO NOW? I tried hitting the DAS hotkey on the Montage when it says "observing keystokes" but it just keeps going back to "click to assign".  ?????

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@Jason H.  Hey thanks for the buttons and fonts - I too am having trouble linking the hotkeys - I've read and done some searches - can't figure out how DAS does not seem to be effected by stream deck - i'm sure i'm missing something simple - but any suggestion you might have to point me in the right direction would be really awesome.  Thanks! 🙂 

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Sorry I just saw this! I had a request for my hotkey file and I'm still planning to share it but my trading machine has been dormant for 2 months and I haven't had time to get it back up and running. 

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No worries jason!  I figured out that I needed to create a profile that I could bind to Das - the rest is history. 🙂   I've been adding buttons etc.  Seems to be working well now. 

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This thing is the beez kneez if anyone is thinking about getting it.  Well worth it in my opinion.  Thanks Jason H. for sharing your icons!

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On 7/22/2018 at 2:02 PM, jeremykelley80 said:

figured it out. 

Hey guys, just bought mine. How do you set it up with DAS? Not sure how to do that. 

Any help would be really appreciated. 

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Hey FDO, 

The simplest way is to create hotkeys in DAS and then use the keyboard shortcut option in the streamdeck setup. 

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