The Linker Tool allows you to associate windows so that when you enter a symbol in one of the linked windows, the information for the symbol will display in all linked windows simultaneously. The Linker menu looks like this:

Where Can I Find the Linker Tool?

The table below lists the locations in which the Linker tool is available on the ELITE platform. The left column lists the name of the window that offers the Linker tool and the right column lists the location where you'll find the Linker tool.


Menu Location

Advanced Scanner

Main Menu > Research > Advanced Scanner


Main Menu > Account > Balances

Sector Trends

Main Menu > Research > Sector Trends


Main Menu > Research > Charts

Detailed Quote

Main Menu > Quotes > Detailed Quote

Option Chain

Main Menu > Options > Option Chains

Order Entry

Main Menu > Account > Place Trade

Order Status

Main Menu > Account > Order Status


Main Menu > Account > Positions

Time & Sales

Main Menu > Quotes > Time & Sales

Market Depth

Main Menu > Quotes > Market Depth

Watch Lists

Main Menu > Quotes > Watch Lists

Using the Linker Tool

To link one window to another:

  1. In the top right corner of any applicable window, click the Linker button.
  2. On the menu that appears, click the Linker color choice you want. Choices include:
    Linker Off – Use to disable the linking operation between tools and windows.
    Linker On: Orange – Linked windows display inside an orange outline
    Linker On: Yellow – Linked windows display inside a yellow outline
    Linker On: Blue – Linked windows display inside a blue outline
    Linker On: Red – Linked windows display inside a red outline
    Linker On: Green – Linked windows display inside a green outline

To turn off the Linker tool:

  1. In the top right corner of your linked window, click the Set Symbol Linking (Linker) button.
  2. On the menu that appears, click Linker Off.

Note: You cannot link to windows that do not have the Linker button available in the top right corner of the window

Set Up One-Way Linking

Using Linkers advanced settings feature, you can link from one window to another window without linking in the reverse direction. For example, you could configure your Linker settings to always update your chart based off the symbols you enter on your watch list but not the other way around.

To set up one-way linking:

  1. On the Main Menu, point to Configure, and then click Linker Settings.
  2. In the Linker Settings dialog box, click Advanced Linker Settings.
  3. In the Advanced Linker Settings window, choose the linking method you want to use.The example below shows the method name and description. The selected windows include Outbound for Watch Lists, Inbound for Charts, and Outbound & Inbound for Detailed Quote.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the windows that you selected for linking, choose a linker color.