The File/Open dialog selects a symbol to display. Click on an entry in the tree, or type in a symbol. Upper or lower case can be entered, and just some of the symbol is enough. The tree selection jumps to show what’s matched. There’s no need to give a suffix, unless two symbols are the same apart from the suffix.
The tree shows the various symbol lists (see Symbol Lists), but for the favourites list only symbols actually in the database. Clicking on an entry makes that list current, so N and P then navigate within that. Initially the start of the tree is current, so N starts in the first list.
To add a new symbol, enter it and click “New” (Alt-N). In this case you must have upper/lower case and the suffix correct. There’s no validation for that, you just have to be careful. An initial download is done and the chart is displayed.
When adding a lot of new symbols the command line download (see Invocation) may be easier than entering them individually in the GUI. You can give a long list and let Chart go away and do all the initial downloads. (The command is the same as an “update”, because an update of a stock with no data means do an initial download.) For example,
chart --download TSCO.L RNO.PA FBU.NZ BMW.DE
The TreeView in the dialog has an irritating animated arrow when expanding or collapsing a symlist. You can fix that for Chart and other Gtk2 by adding to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file
gtk-enable-animations = 0
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