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New Terminal Feedback Thread

Hi everyone, we are excited to introduce the new terminal design! The community has already started providing helpful feedback across numerous channels, but we wanted to create this thread a central place for discussion. 

For reporting bugs or asking about functionalities, please submit according to the format below:

  1. What happened? (i.e. "my backtest won't open")
  2. When? (i.e. "anytime I try to open a backtest from my project")
  3. Where? (i.e. "the 'My Projects' view")
  4. Console Information: please provide any relevant information from the browser console, accessible in Chrome with ctrl+shift+i or in Firefox with ctrl+shift+e. Potentially relevant information will likely have a red or yellow background.
  5. If possible, provide a screenshot.
Other comments and questions are welcome too, even if they don't fit in the above format, just as long as the topic relates specifically to the redesign.
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For me .the Search API tree just doesnt work anymore since the update. I input searches and nothing happens..

 

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I can't delete projects. I'd like to be able to delete ones I know have buggy code, and organize them into folders etc based on the algo. I've been cloning projects to build the next iteration of an algo each time so that I have the previous code for reference in case I break what I'd been working on.

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I don't think this new terminal design is ready for live use. There is no discernable improvement to me. Now, it overheats my laptop now as soon as I start the terminal and keyboard editing lag has increased. Navigating is clunky having to close the console to get to the two left hand vertical menu open/close.  Where are the Market Open Times for the dashboard now which are essential , especially for crypto, given the graphs x axis time did not report time as set by helper and was different from log time?  What was the benefit of this change?

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A few minor things I have noted:

1) Backtest results do not open. It seems like anything over about 500 days is the trigger for when it hangs indefinitely. If I keep QC and the terminal open for the entire backtest without the screen going blank, I can have the backtest results for tests greater than 500 days. If I log out or the computer sleeps, I cannot get the backtest results.

2) Please move active backtests to the top of the list instead of to the end. If I want to kill a backtest I have to scroll all the way to end of the page(s) in the dropdown. Also, logically, the rest of the tests are in reverse chronological order while these newest tests are at the end.

3) For multiple backtests the system performance seems significantly slower than before.  My computer slows to a crawl. Since the computation is being down elsewhere, I would guess it is the graphics.

4) This is very minor, but is there any way to not make the first file in the project auto-open? If the first file is not my "main" file, it is always opened even when not needed. So it takes up tab space or I have to close it every time. 

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Two small functionalities I would like to know about. 

Python helper feature.

1. Python intellisense . (Like in C#)

2. When coding in the IDE.

3. In the IDE. Seems to work with the research environment.

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Wordwrap feature

1. Wordwrap feature.

2. When coding in the IDE.

3. In the IDE. Would be nice for small screens.

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Also, when running multiple backtests, I have an issue pressing the next arrow through the row of backtests. 

1. When running multiple backtests on the IDE dashboard in the Algorithm Lab, I am having issues cycling through the different backtests via the over button.

2. When cycling through multiple backtests. 

3. IDE / Backtesting environment. 

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In addition to getting my additional chart as a narrow window, I now can't view it at all:

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Is there a way to manually switch back to the old design until things are ironed out with the new one? I appreciate that it's good to switch things up and integrate the backtest and live views, but for those of us with real money on the line it's a little harrowing when things don't work. I'd rather be the last person to switch over to a new design than to have to worry whether my real money strategy is working as expected. I appreciate that there's a distinction between the terminal and the actual running algorithm and that it's likely the algorithm itself is running fine, but I hope you get my point regardless. We should really be given the option to opt in and out of the new design, or perhaps a limited set of users should be enrolled as beta testers before pushing such big changes live. From user feedback it seems enough things don't work for it to warrant a closed beta or opt-in approach.

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All the charts are resizable, you should be able to change it to a larger

shape. We remember what you have open too so it'll save your layout

preferences.
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I'll also add that we need the ability to hide the API explorer to recover screen real estate.  What's also weird is that intellisense isn't mirroring the API explorer.  Here's an example when looking at the Portfolio object...why doesn't intellisense match?

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