MT4 Keyboard Shortcuts

Chart Navigation

Left arrow — scroll chart to the left
Right arrow — scroll chart to the right
Up arrow — quickly scroll the chart to the left or (if the scale is defined), scroll chart upwards
Down arrow — quickly scroll the chart to the right or (if the scale is defined), scroll chart downwards
Numpad 5 — restores chart vertical scale to its original default. If the scale was defined, this returns the chart back to its visible range
Page Up — scroll a whole screen to the left
Page Down — scroll a whole screen to the right
F12 — scroll the chart one bar to the left;
Shift+F12 — scroll the chart one bar to the right
Home — move the chart to the start point (first bar)
End — move the chart to the end point (last, i.e. most current) bar

Chart Zoom

“–” (minus) — zoom out (there are 6 levels of zoom available)
“+” (plus) — zoom in;

Chart Tools

Ctrl+A — arrange all indicator window heights by default
Ctrl+E — enable/disable the attached expert advisor
Ctrl+F — switch to “Crosshair” mode
Ctrl+G — show/hide the vertical/horizontal grid
Ctrl+H — show/hide the OHLC line
Ctrl+L — show/hide volume data on the main chart
Ctrl+P — print the chart
Ctrl+S — save the chart prices (OHLCV) in a file having extensions: “CSV”, “PRN”, or “HTM”
Ctrl+Y— show/hide date (period) separators
Ctrl+Z — undo object deletions in the reverse order they occurred
Ctrl+F6 — switch to the next chart window
Backspace — delete most recently added objects, on a last-added-first-removed basis;
Delete — delete all selected objects
Alt+1 — display the chart as OHLC bars
Alt+2 — display the chart as OHLC candlesticks
Alt+3 — display the chart as a line (closing prices only)
Alt+A — copy all test/optimization results onto the clipboard

​​​​Open or Close Windows and Panes

Enter — open/close the fast navigation window
F1 — open the online help “User guide”
F2 — open the “History Center” window
F3 — open the “Global Variables” window
F4 — open MetaEditor
F6 — call the “Tester” dialog window for testing the expert attached to the chart window;
F7 — open the EA properties window of the chart to change its settings
F8 — open the chart properties window, allowing basic chart parameters, colors, etc to be changed
F9 — open the “New Order” window to place a trade
F10 — open the “Popup prices” window
Ctrl+B — open the “Objects List” dialog window
Ctrl+D — open/close the “Data Window”
Ctrl+I — open the “Indicators List” dialog window
Ctrl+M — open/close the “Market Watch” window;
Ctrl+N — open/close the “Navigator” window;
Ctrl+O — open the “Setup” window;
Ctrl+R — open/close the “Tester” window;
Ctrl+T — open/close the “Terminal” window
Ctrl+F9 — open the “Terminal — Trade” window and switch the focus into it
Alt+W —  open the chart management window
Esc — close any dialog window
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 — close the chart window that’s currently in focus

Profile Switching

F5 — switch to the next profile;
Shift+F5 — switch to the previous profile;

Program Tools

F11 — enable/disable full-screen mode
Alt+F4 — exit the program
Ctrl+C — copy to the clipboard

Setting Custom Hotkeys

Right click on your Expert Adviser or indicator
Select "Set Hotkey" from the menu.
Select your key combination from the "Control" (Alt or Ctrl) and "Key" columns.

 


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