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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MT4 Shortcut Keys

Function Keys

F1 � open "Userguide" (i.e. Help)

F2 � open the "History Center" window

F3 � open the "Global Variables" window

F4 � open MetaEditor

F6 � call the "Tester" window for testing the expert attached to the chart window

F7 � call the "Properties" window of the expert attached to their chart window in order to change settings

F8 � call the "Chart Setup" window

F9 � call the "New Order" window

F10 � open the "Popup prices" window

F11 � enable/disable the full screen mode

F12 � move the chart by one bar to the left

Shift Combinations

Shift+F12 � move the chart by one bar to the right
Shift+F5 � switch to the previous profile


Alt Combinations

Alt+1 � display the chart as a sequence of bars (transform into bar chart)

Alt+2 � display the chart as a sequence of candlesticks (transform into candlesticks)

Alt+3 � display the chart as a broken line (transform into line chart)

Alt+A � copy all test/optimization results into the clipboard

Alt+W � call the chart managing window

Alt+F4 � close the client terminal

Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Z � undo object deletion


Ctrl Combinations


Ctrl+A � arrange all indicator windows heights by default

Ctrl+B � call the "Objects List" window

Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert � copy to the clipboard

Ctrl+E � enable/disable expert advisor

Ctrl+F � enable "Crosshair"

Ctrl+G � show/hide grid

Ctrl+H � show/hide OHLC line

Ctrl+I � call the "Indicators List" window

Ctrl+L � show/hide volumes

Ctrl+P � print the chart

Ctrl+S � save the chart in a file having extensions: "CSV", "PRN", "HTM"

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 � close the chart window

Ctrl+Y� show/hide period separators

Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace � undo the object deletion

Ctrl+D � open/close the "Data Window"

Ctrl+M � open/close the "Market Watch" window

Ctrl+N � open/close the "Navigator" window

Ctrl+O � open the "Options" window

Ctrl+R � open/close the "Tester" window

Ctrl+T � open/close the "Terminal" window

Ctrl+F5 � switch to the next profile

Ctrl+F6 � activate the next chart window

Ctrl+F9 � open the "Terminal � Trade" window and switch the focus into it. After this, the trading activities can be managed with keyboard

Other Keys and/or Combinations
"left arrow" � chart scrolling to the left

"right arrow" � chart scrolling to the right

"up arrow" � fast chart scrolling to the left or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling up

"down arrow" � fast chart scrolling to the right or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling down

Numpad 5 � restoring of automatic chart vertical scale after its being changed. If the scale was defined, this hot key will return the chart into the visible range

Page Up � fast chart scrolling to the left

Page Down � fast chart scrolling to the right

Home � move the chart to the start point

End � move the chart to the end point

"-" � chart zoom out

"+" � chart zoom in

Delete � delete all selected graphical objects

Backspace � delete the latest objects imposed into the chart window

Enter � open/close fast navigation window

Esc � close the dialog window

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