MT4 Keyboard Shortcuts

 

MetaTrader-4 from Metaquotes is a free platform for trading Forex currencies, Metals, Energies, Equities and Stocks. MT4 is used by millions of traders worldwide and supports Automated Trading, Expert Advisors, mobile trading and much more. These are some very useful MT4 shortcuts that every Forex trader should know about.

General MetaTrader-4 Shortcuts

Data Window

Ctrl+D

Terminal

Ctrl+T

Market Window

Ctrl+M 

Options Window

Ctrl+O

Navigation

Ctrl+N

Fast Exit from MetaTrader4

Alt+F4

MT4 Chart Move Back / Forward

Scroll the price chart to the left

Left arrow

Scroll fast the price chart to the left

PgUp

Scroll to the 1st bar of the chart

Home

Scroll the price chart to the right

Right arrow

Scroll fast the price chart to the right

PgDown

Scroll to the last-bar of the chart

End

Zoom in the Chart

{+}

Zoom out (6 zoom levels)

{–}

Other MT4 Chart Charting Shortcuts

Change to Bar Chart

Alt+1

Change to Candlesticks Chart

Alt+2

Change to Line Chart

Alt+3

Change cursor to –Crosshair Mode

Ctrl+F

Grid On / Off

Ctrl+G

OHLC line On / Off

Ctrl+H

Period separators On / Off

Ctrl+Y

Go to the next chart window

Ctrl+F6

MT4 Chart Objects / Indicators

Open the -Objects List- window

Ctrl+B

Delete selected object (one or more)

Delete

Delete recent-added LIFO (Last-in-First-Out)

Backspace

Undo object deletion

Ctrl+Z

Arrange all indicators heights

Ctrl+A

Call -Indicators List- window

Ctrl+I

Other MT4 Resources

Historical Data Center

F2

Open Meta-Editor

F4

Tester window On /Off

Ctrl+R

Change the parameters of price charting

F8

New Orders

F9

Full screen On / Off

F11

Change profile (go the previous profile)

Shift+F5

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Customizing MT4 Shortcuts

Traders can customize their own hotkeys on MT-4. These are the steps to customize shortcuts:

  1. Ctrl+N (navigation)
  2. Press the Right click
  3. In menu that reveals , choose -Set hotkey-
  4. There, you may customize your own shortcuts

Add Indicators to the Favorites Tab

Via the navigation window (Ctrl+N) you may add any indicator to the –Favorites- and bring it up only with a few clicks.

 

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MT4 Keyboard Shortcuts

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