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Adjust chart scale

MetaTrader5 (MT5) displays the chart in the center of the screen. If you move the horizontal time axis left and right, the scale on the vertical axis will change accordingly. You can also choose to fix the scale for the vertical axis, fix the scale for both axis, or expand/shrink the scale to your liking.

Note that the color of the chart scale is set in "Foreground" on the "Properties" window. If the foreground color is set to transparent or the same color as the "Background" color, the chart scale will not be displayed.

Step 1

Right-click on the chart you wish to fix the scale for vertical axis, and select "Properties".

Click Properties Click Properties

Step 2

In the "Common" tab, adjust the chart scale and click "OK".

Click Properties Click Properties


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You can use the bar to adjust the scale on the horizontal axis (time) and the vertical axis (price). If you shift the bar to the right, the scale will expand relative to the time and price. If you move it to the left, the scale will shrink relative to the time and price.


Scale fix one to one

Check the "Scale fix one to one" to set the horizontal (time) and vertical (price) scales evenly. When you check the "Scale fix one to one" box, the "Scale fix" box will automatically be checked as well since the vertical scale will be fixed.


Scale fix

Check the "Scale fix" box to set the range for vertical axis (price). Set the maximum value of the vertical axis in "Fixed maximum" and the minimum value in "Fixed minimum".

point Scale of vertical axis can't be changed when "Scale fix one to one" is checked
Scale of vertical axis can't be changed when Scale fix one to one is checked Scale of vertical axis can't be changed when Scale fix one to one is checked

You can change the scale of the vertical axis by dragging the cursor up and down. However, if you check the "Scale fix one to one", this operation won't be available.



 : 2022.07.22


Last updated

 : 2022.11.15


Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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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Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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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