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Customize toolbar buttons

You can customize the buttons on the toolbar in MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5). Increase your efficiency by placing frequently used buttons on the toolbar for quick access. The toolbar settings will be saved, even after shutting down MT4/MT5.

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Step 1

There are four types of toolbars on MT4: Standard, Charts, Line Studies, and Timeframes. Right-click on the toolbar you wish to customize.

Toolbars Toolbars

Standard

Basic commands of MT4 are collected.

Standard Standard

Charts

Commands for displaying charts are collected.

Charts Charts

Line Studies

Line tools for chart analysis are collected.

Line Studies Line Studies

Timeframes

Timeframes are collected.

Related article: Customize timeframe toolbar

Timeframes Timeframes

Step 2

Right-click on the toolbar you wish to modify and select "Customize" on the context menu.

Toolbar context menu Toolbar context menu

Step 3

Open the customize toolbar window. The "Available" on your left side shows buttons not displayed on the toolbar. The "Selected" on your right shows buttons that are currently being displayed on the toolbar.

Customize toolbars Customize toolbars

To add a button to the toolbar

Select a button you wish to add to the toolbar in the "Available" field and click "Insert ->".

Customize toolbars Customize toolbars

To remove a button from the toolbar

Select a button you wish to remove from the toolbar in the "Selected" field and click "<- Remove".

Customize toolbars Customize toolbars

To add or remove a separating line

To add a separating line, select the line in the "Available" and click "Insert ->". To remove a line, select the line in the "Selected" and click "<- Remove".

click <- Remove click <- Remove

To reset the toolbars to default settings

Click "Reset".

Customize toolbars Customize toolbars

To rearrange the display order of the buttons

Select a button you wish to move in the "Selected" and click "Up" or "Down" to change the location.

Customize toolbars Customize toolbars

Step 1

There are three types of toolbars on MT5: Standard, Line Studies, and Timeframes. Right-click on the toolbar you wish to customize.

Three types of toolbars: Standard, Line Studies, and Timeframes Three types of toolbars: Standard, Line Studies, and Timeframes

Standard

Basic commands of MT5 are collected.

Standard Standard

Line Studies

Line tools for chart analysis are collected.

Standard Standard

Timeframes

Timeframes are collected.

Related article: Customize timeframe toolbar

Standard Standard

Step 2

Select "Customize" on the list.

Click Customize Click Customize

Step 3

Open the customize toolbar window. The "Available buttons" on your left side shows buttons not displayed on the toolbar. The "Selected buttons" on your right shows buttons that are currently being displayed on the toolbar.

Click Customize Click Customize

To add a button to the toolbar

Select a button you wish to add to the toolbar in the "Available buttons" and click "Insert ->".

Click Insert Click Insert

To remove a button from the toolbar

Select a button you wish to remove from the toolbar in the "Selected buttons" and click "<- Remove".

Click Remove Click Remove

To add or remove a separating line

To add a separating line, select the line in the "Available buttons" and click "Insert ->". To remove a line, select the line in the "Selected buttons" and click "<- Remove;".

Click Remove Click Remove

To reset the toolbars to default settings

Click "Reset".

Click Reset Click Reset

To rearrange the display order of the buttons

Select a button you wish to move in the "Selected buttons" and click "Up" or "Down" to change the location.

Click Up and Down to move buttons Click Up and Down to move buttons

Date

Created

 : 2022.07.12

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.10.19

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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