FX Synergy was originally designed due to the lack of features in MT4, however it has always been our plan to include support for multiple platforms, and not only support MT4. We get requests every week from traders using other platforms who wish to use FX Synergy in their trading, so we are very much aware of the need to support multiple platforms. Until last week, we had focused primarily on adding features, as we have a long list of feature we’d like to add before adding multiple platforms.
Earlier this year we released a beta version of FX Synergy 1.5, which connects directly to the broker’s MT4 server, just as the MT4 terminal does. This offers one major advantage: If you are trading multiple accounts you don’t need to have an MT4 terminal running per account. Secondly, if you are a scalper, it shaves off a few milliseconds in execution time. We have been working on finalizing FX Synergy 1.5 for the past 2 months, so we could release it officially.
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Windows XP was released back in August 2001. If you are still using Windows XP almost 12 years later, are you preparing for April 8, 2014 when Windows XP reaches end-of-life? In about 10 months from now, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, support, patches, etc. for Windows XP, leaving your very old Windows installation exposed and vulnerable.
Microsoft actually ended mainstream support for Windows XP back in 2009, and has been providing extended “life-support” ever since, simply because so many computers are still running it. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 7 or 8 yet, we highly recommend that you do so very soon. All future updates and releases from Pecunia Systems will not be supporting Windows XP.
If you want to read more about Windows XP, here’s a great article on Wikipedia.
Apparently, Symantec, the creators of Norton Anti-Virus, have jumped on the popular “file reputation” wagon. Microsoft introduced this in one of their recent Internet Explorer updates. Basically it means that any file that doesn’t have a gazillion downloads is seen as a possible threat, simply because there’s not enough data to prove that it’s absolutely safe. This really is a very sad attempt at protecting users: Deleting files the second they are downloaded because they are not “trusted”. Exactly how will the file ever be trusted if nobody is allowed to download it?
All our executable files are digitally signed by “Pecunia Systems”. If you come across this issue with Norton Anti-Virus, or any other Anti-Virus software, please disable it and download and install FX Synergy, then re-enable it. You shouldn’t see any issues after installing.
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If FX Synergy doesn’t display correctly on your screen, you probable have Windows Screen Magnification enabled. Since it enlarges everything on the screen, it effectively screws up the layout and placement of UI elements. The solution is very simple and will immediately solve the issue, please see this page on to disable windows screen magnification.
We have tested the new MT4 build 419 and it works flawlessly with FX Synergy. If you have been waiting to update your MT4 now is the time to do it. Please remember that you should still never use build 418.