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MetaTrader default screen

When you first start MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), the main tools will be displayed on the start screen. Here we'll take a look at some of the tools available. The display settings and locations of these tools can be customized to your liking.

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Step 1

You will see this initial screen when you start MT4 for the first time.

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Number

Item name

Description

1

Menu

The menu bar provides basic key operations of MT4. It consists of seven items: File, View, Insert, Charts, Tools, Window, and Help.

2

Toolbars

Frequently used buttons can be found on the toolbars. You can customize your toolbars from the settings as well.
Related article: Customize toolbar buttons

3

Online Search

You can search for content on MQL5.community operated by MetaQuotes. When entering keywords, search results will be shown in the "Search" tab of the Toolbox.

4

MQL5.community

You can login to MT4 with your MQL5 community account as well. Link the accounts to use MQL5 services on MT4. After logging in, you can use the chat feature from this icon.

5

Market Watch

The Market Watch shows each symbol's data such as sell and buy prices. It consists of two tabs: Symbols and Tick Chart.
Related article: Manage symbols in Market Watch

6

Navigator

On the Navigator, you can manage your accounts, indicators, and Expert Advisor (EA).

7

Chart

Charts are displayed here. They can be arranged in a split view or stacked on top of each other.
Related article: Arrange chart windows

8

Charts bar

The symbol names of the open chart windows are displayed. You can switch between charts by clicking a symbol name on this bar.

9

Terminal

In the Terminal, you can manage positions and see the trade and account history, as well as the economic calendar and news.

10

Status bar

Shows the server connectivity and the ping rate (data transmission speed).

Step 1

You will see this initial screen when you start MT5 for the first time.

Initial screen when you start MT5 for the first time Initial screen when you start MT5 for the first time

Number

Item name

Description

1

Menu

The menu bar provides basic key operations of MT5. It consists of seven items: File, View, Insert, Charts, Tools, Window, and Help.

2

Toolbars

Frequently used buttons can be found on the toolbars. You can customize your toolbars from the settings as well.
Related article: Customize toolbar buttons

3

Online Search

You can search for content on MQL5.community operated by MetaQuotes. When entering keywords, search results will be shown in the "Search" tab of the Toolbox.

4

MQL5.community

You can login to MT5 with your MQL5 community account as well. Link the accounts to use MQL5 services on MT5. After logging in, you can use the chat feature from this icon.

5

Achievements

Provides you with turorials introducing the main features of MT5.

6

Market Watch

The Market Watch shows each symbol's data such as sell and buy prices. It consists of four tabs: Symbols, Details, Trading, and Ticks.
Related article: Manage symbols in Market Watch

7

Navigator

On the Navigator, you can manage your accounts, indicators, and Expert Advisor (EA).

8

Chart

Charts are displayed here. They can be arranged in a split view or stacked on top of each other.
Related article: Arrange chart windows

9

Charts bar

The symbol names of the open chart windows are displayed. You can switch between charts by clicking a symbol name on this bar.

10

Toolbox

In the Toolbox, you can manage positions and see the trade and account history, as well as the economic calendar and news.

11

Status bar

Shows the server connectivity and the ping rate (data transmission speed).


Date

Created

 : 2022.07.12

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.01

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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http://www.fintecs.co.jp/profile/

Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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