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Use the crosshair mode

On MetaTrade4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can use the crosshair mode to analyze the time and price transition from point A to point B, as well as the time and price at the given point.

Drag the crosshair on the chart from start to end to show the following information: number of candlesticks in between, points, and end price on MT4, and additionally the price change on MT5.

Here we will look at how to use the crosshair mode on MT4/MT5.

Switch between MT4/MT5 tabs to check the steps for each.

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Step 1

Click the "Crosshair" button in the toolbar.

Location of the Crosshair button Location of the Crosshair button

Step 2

The pointer on the chart will change to a crosshair. By moving it to the place you like, you can check the price on the vertical axis and the time on the horizontal axis. To end this feature, click on the chart.

Check time and price with crosshair Check time and price with crosshair
point Switch to crosshair with scroll wheel

When using a mouse, you can change the pointer to a crosshair by pressing the scroll wheel on a chart.

Step 3

Left-click at one point and drag to another point to see the time and price transition between them. Note that if you release the button, the crosshair will disappear. The number of candlesticks in between, points, and end price will be displayed at the end point until you release the button.

Check the number of candlesticks in between, points, and end price with crosshair Check the number of candlesticks in between, points, and end price with crosshair
knowledge Price change is provided on MT5

On MT5, the crosshair mode shows the price change in addition to the number of candlesticks in between, points, and end price.

Step 1

Click the "Crosshair" button in the toolbar.

MetaTrader5 - Use the crosshair mode MetaTrader5 - Use the crosshair mode

Step 2

The pointer on the chart will change to a crosshair. By moving it to the place you like, you can check the price on the vertical axis and the time on the horizontal axis. To end this feature, click on the chart.

A video on how to use the crosshair mode on MetaTrader5 A video on how to use the crosshair mode on MetaTrader5

Step 3

Click at one point and drag to another point to see the time and price transition between them. The end price, number of candlesticks in between, points, and price change will be shown.

The end price, number of candlesticks in between, points, and price change will be shown The end price, number of candlesticks in between, points, and price change will be shown

Date

Created

 : 2022.07.22

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.30

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.

【Business information】
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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