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Use the fast navigation bar

On MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), enter symbol names, timeframe, date, and time in the fast navigation bar to quickly customize your chart.

Here we will look at how to use the fast navigation bar on MT4/MT5.

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

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Step 1

Click the chart for which you use the fast navigation bar and click "Enter" on your keyboard to show the fast navigation bar in the bottom left corner of the chart. You can also show it by double-clicking the bottom left corner of the chart.

Fast navigation bar Fast navigation bar

Step 2

Type a symbol, timeframe, date and time in the following format to switch between charts.

Item Descriptions
Symbol Enter the symbol name. E.g., to display a USDJPY chart, type "USDJPY".
Timeframe Enter "m1" for 1-minute timeframe, "h1" for 1-hour timeframe, "w1" for 1-week timeframe, and "mn" for monthly timeframe. E.g., to display a 30-minute chart, type "m30".
Date Enter the date. E.g., to display a chart for August 1st, 2022, type "2022.8.1" or "2022.08.01".
Time Enter the time. E.g., to display a chart for 7:05, type "7:5" or "07:05".
point Turn off auto-scroll when specifying date

Even if you specify the date to show the chart of a particular period, the chart will be updated to the current time unless "Scroll the chart to the end on tick incoming" is turned off. You can click the "Scroll the chart to the end on tick incoming" icon on the menu to turn it on and off.

Scroll the chart to the end on tick incoming icon Scroll the chart to the end on tick incoming icon
knowledge You can combine parameters on MT5

On the MT5 fast navigation bar, you can combine various parameters such as date and time, or symbol and timeframe. For instance, if you want to display the minute chart for EURJPY, enter "EURJPY m1" with a space between the symbol and the timeframe.

Step 1

Click the chart for which you use the fast navigation bar and click "Enter" on your keyboard to show the fast navigation bar in the bottom left corner of the chart. You can also show it by double-clicking the bottom left corner of the chart.

Fast navigation bar Fast navigation bar

Step 2

Type a symbol, timeframe, date and time in the following format to switch between charts.

Item Descriptions
Symbol Enter the symbol name. E.g., to display a USDJPY chart, type "USDJPY".
Timeframe Enter "m1" for 1-minute timeframe, "h1" for 1-hour timeframe, "w1" for 1-week timeframe, and "mn" for monthly timeframe. E.g., to display a 30-minute chart, type "m30".
Date Enter the date. E.g., to display a chart for February 1st, 2021, type "2021.2.1" or "2021.02.01".
Time Enter the time. E.g., to display a chart for 7:05, type "7:5" or "07:05".
point You can combine date&time or symbol&timeframe

On the fast navigation bar, you can combine various parameters such as date and time, or symbol and timeframe. When combining symbols with timeframes, enter a space between the symbol and the timeframe. For instance, if you want to display the minute chart for USDJPY, enter "USDJPY m1".


Date

Created

 : 2022.08.05

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.10.14

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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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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