While inside a time machine, you may navigate the data by panning with the mouse or keyboard.

Time machines are in focus when they are pointed with the mouse.

1. To pan the data within a time machine, left-click within the time machine and drag. You may also use the keyboard as follows:

  1. to pan to the left.
  2. to pan to the right.
  3. to pan upwards.
  4. to pan downwards.

2. To pan the viewport instead of the data in a time machine, right-click and drag. This may be useful when zoomed deep into a time machine and you wish to reach one of its borders. You may also use the keyboard as follows:

  1. Shift + to pan to the left.
  2. Shift + to pan to the right.
  3. Shift + to pan upwards.
  4. Shift + to pan downwards.

3. To zoom square into a time machine, double click on the chart.

The viewport handles two particular levels of zoom that may be accessed by double-clicking on a chart. The first double click zooms in and squares the time machine in the center of the screen, leaving a small margin with the screen borders. At this level of zoom, the scale boxes become visible.

A second double-click zooms in a bit further and the time machine occupies the whole screen. At this level of zoom, layer managers become visible.

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A time machine synchronizes multiple timeline charts over the same timeline. Timeline charts within a time machine may have different rate scales or time frame scales, but their time scale will always match.

Think of a time machine as an aide that helps you keep any number of pieces of information synchronized on the same time scale. Every data structure that you set up within the same time machine, will always be synchronized in time. Put in other words, the open and closing datetime of each dataset will always be aligned on the vertical axis.

On the other hand, when you arrange charts on different time machines, they are completely independent of one another.

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The timeline chart represents a chart within a time machine, which may have independent rate and time frame scales, as well as particular layers.

In other words, a timeline chart—often referred simply as chart—is a set of information to be displayed over a timeline. The information may include candles—the main and foremost resource—as well as any other indicator, study or—in general—data products that may be available.

You may add as many charts as you wish. Charts within the same time machine are synchronized in the y-axis, that is, in the datetime dimension. Charts in different time machines are independent of each other concerning the datetime. In either case, you may also add rate scales and time frame scales at the timeline charts level.

The information that each timeline chart makes available on the screen is given by the layers set up in the corresponding layers manager.