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MetaTrader shortcut keys

You can use the shortcut keys to open/close windows, display the Market Watch, and perform other tasks to increase your productivity on MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5). In order to use the keyboard shortcuts, you must first click the window to activate the window. Here we'll look at the shortcut keys on MT4/MT5.

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esc

Close the dialog windows.

F1

Open the user guide.

F2

Open/close the History Center.

F3

Open "Global Variables".

F4

Open the MetaEditor.

F6

Open the Tester when Expert Advisor (EA) is running.

F7

Open the settings of an Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.

F8

Open "Properties" of the chart.

F9

Open "Properties" of the chart.

F10

Open "Popup prices".

F11

Enable/disable full-screen mode.

F12

Use "Step by Step" to the right. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Shift+F5

Switch the chart profile in reverse order.

Shift+F12

Use "Step by Step" to the left. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Ctrl+F5

Switch the chart profile in order.

Ctrl+F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in reverse order.

Ctrl+F9

Open the Terminal. If it is already open, switch to the "Trade" tab.

Ctrl+A

Reset the chart sub-window to the default height.

Ctrl+E

Allow/prohibit the use of Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.

Ctrl+F

Display "Crosshair". (Related article: Use crosshair mode)

Ctrl+G

Show/hide gridlines on the chart.

Ctrl+H

Show/hide OHLC (open, high, low, and close prices) on the chart.

Ctrl+I

Open the indicator window when an indicator is used.

Ctrl+L

Show/hide the real volumes.

Ctrl+M

Show/hide the Market Watch.

Ctrl+N

Show/hide the Navigator.

Ctrl+O

Open the "Options" window.

Ctrl+P

Print the chart.

Ctrl+R

Show/hide the Tester.

Ctrl+S

Save the chart data (open, high, low, and close prices, time, and volumes).

Ctrl+T

Show/hide the Terminal.

Ctrl+U

Open/close the "Symbols" window.

Ctrl+W

Close the chart.

Ctrl+Y

Show/hide the period separators on the chart.

Ctrl+Shift+F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in order.

Alt+F4

Close MT4.

Alt+1

Change the chart type to bar chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+2

Change the chart type to candlesticks. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+3

Change the chart type to line chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+B

Open/close the "Depth of Market" window.

Alt+T

Show/hide the one-click trading panel.

Alt+W

Open the windows manager.

Alt+Backspace

Undo chart deletion.

A

Enable/disable the auto-resize for columns in the Market Watch, Data Window, and Terminal. Press the key after right-clicking on these windows and opening the context menu.

D

Download the selected application in the "Code Base" tab of the Terminal.

G

Show/hide gridlines in the Market Watch, Data Window, or Terminal. Press the key after right-clicking on these windows and opening the context menu.

Insert

In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the server selection window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the MetaEditor.

+

Zoom in the chart.

-

Zoom out the chart.

Delete

Delete a selected item in the Navigator.

Backspace

Delete the last displayed object on the chart.

Enter

Open/Close the fast navigation window when a chart is selected.
In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the login window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

HOME

Go to the left end of the chart (oldest data).

END

Go to the right end of the chart (latest data).

PageUp

Scroll the chart fast to the left.

PageDown

Scroll the chart fast to the right.

▶

Scroll the chart to the right.

◀

Scroll the chart to the left.

▲

Scroll the chart up when the scale is fixed. When it is not fixed, scroll the chart to the left.

▼

Scroll the chart down when the scale is fixed. When it is not fixed, scroll the chart to the right.

5

Reset the scale of vertical axis to the default.

esc

Close the dialog windows.

F1

Open the user guide.

F2

Open/close the History Center.

F3

Open "Global Variables".

F4

Open the MetaEditor.

F6

Open the Tester when Expert Advisor (EA) is running.

F7

Open the settings of an Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.

F8

Open "Properties" of the chart.

F9

Open the new order window.

F10

Open "Popup prices".

F11

Enable/disable full-screen mode.

F12

Use "Step by Step" to the right. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Shift + F5

Switch the chart profile in reverse order.

Shift + F12

Use "Step by Step" to the left. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Ctrl + F5

Switch the chart profile in order.

Ctrl + F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in reverse order.

Ctrl + F9

Open the Terminal. If it is already open, switch to the "Trade" tab.

Ctrl + A

Reset the chart sub-window to the default height.

Ctrl + E

Allow/prohibit the use of Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.

Ctrl + F

Display "Crosshair". (Related article: Use crosshair mode)

Ctrl + G

Show/hide gridlines on the chart.

Ctrl + H

Show/hide OHLC (open, high, low, and close prices) on the chart.

Ctrl + I

Open the indicator window when an indicator is used.

Ctrl + L

Show/hide the real volumes.

Ctrl + M

Show/hide the Market Watch.

Ctrl + N

Show/hide the Navigator.

Ctrl + O

Open the "Options" window.

Ctrl + P

Print the chart.

Ctrl + R

Show/hide the Tester.

Ctrl + S

Save the chart data (open, high, low, and close prices, time, and volumes).

Ctrl + T

Show/hide the Terminal.

Ctrl + U

Open/close the "Symbols" window.

Ctrl + W

Close the chart.

Ctrl + Y

Show/hide the period separators on the chart.

Ctrl + Shift + F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in order.

Alt + F4

Close MT4.

Alt + 1

Change the chart type to bar chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + 2

Change the chart type to candlesticks. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + 3

Change the chart type to line chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + B

Open/close the "Depth of Market" window.

Alt + T

Show/hide the one-click trading panel.

Alt + W

Open the windows manager.

Alt + Backspace

Undo chart deletion.

A

Enable/disable the auto-resize for columns in the Market Watch, Data Window, and Terminal. Press the key after right-clicking on these windows and opening the context menu.

D

Download the selected application in the "Code Base" tab of the Terminal.

G

Show/hide gridlines in the Market Watch, Data Window, or Terminal. Press the key after right-clicking on these windows and opening the context menu.

Insert

In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the server selection window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the MetaEditor.

+

Zoom in the chart.

-

Zoom out the chart.

Delete

Delete a selected item in the Navigator.

Backspace

Delete the last displayed object on the chart.

Enter

Open/Close the fast navigation window when a chart is selected.
In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the login window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

HOME

Go to the left end of the chart (oldest data).

END

Go to the right end of the chart (latest data).

PageUp

Scroll the chart fast to the left.

PageDown

Scroll the chart fast to the right.

Scroll the chart to the right.

Scroll the chart to the left.

Scroll the chart up when the scale is fixed. When it is not fixed, scroll the chart to the left.

Scroll the chart down when the scale is fixed. When it is not fixed, scroll the chart to the right.

5

Reset the scale of vertical axis to the default.

esc

Close the dialog windows.

F1

Open the user guide.

F2

Open/close the task manager.

F3

Open "Global Variables".

F4

Open the MetaEditor.

F6

Open the MetaTester.

F7

Open the settings of an Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.

F8

Open "Properties" of the chart.

F9

Open the new order window.

F10

Open/close "Popup prices".

F11

Enable/disable full-screen mode.

F12

Use "Step by Step" to the right. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Tab

Switch between the tabs in the Market Watch: symbols, details, trading, and ticks.

Shift+F5

Switch the chart profile in reverse order.

Shift+F12

Use "Step by Step" to the left. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Ctrl+F5

Switch the chart profile in order.

Ctrl+F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in order.

Ctrl+F9

Open the Toolbox. If it is already open, switch to the "Trade" tab.

Ctrl+A

Reset the chart sub-window to the default height.

Ctrl+B

Open the list of objects on the chart.

Ctrl+E

Allow/prohibit the use of Expert Advisor (EA).

Ctrl+F

Display "Crosshair". (Related article: Use crosshair mode)

Ctrl+G

Show/hide gridlines on the chart.

Ctrl+H

Show/hide OHLC (open, high, low, and close prices) on the chart.

Ctrl+I

Open the configuration window when an indicator is used.

Ctrl+K

Show/hide the real volumes.

Ctrl+L

Show/hide the tick volumes.

Ctrl+M

Show/hide the Market Watch.

Ctrl+N

Show/hide the Navigator.

Ctrl+O

Open the "Options" window.

Ctrl+P

Print the chart.

Ctrl+R

Show/hide the Strategy Tester.

Ctrl+S

Save the chart data (open, high, low, and close prices, time, and volumes).

Ctrl+T

Show/hide the Toolbox.

Ctrl+U

Open/close the "Symbols" window.

Ctrl+W

Close the chart.

Ctrl+Y

Show/hide the period separators on the chart.

Ctrl+Shift+F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in reverse order.

Alt+F4

Close MetaTrader5.

Alt+1

Change the chart type to bar chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+2

Change the chart type to candlesticks. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+3

Change the chart type to line chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt+B

Open/close the "Depth of Market" window.

Alt+T

Show/hide the one-click trading panel.

Alt+W

Open the chart manager.

Alt+Backspace

Undo chart deletion.

A

Enable/disable the auto-resize for columns in the Market Watch, Data Window, and Toolbox.

C

Copy the selected part in the "Journal" and "Experts" tabs of the Toolbox.

D

Download the selected application in the "Code Base" tab of the Toolbox.

G

Show/hide gridlines in the Navigator (the "Favorites" tab), Market Watch, Data Window, and Toolbox.

R

Show/hide the category column in the "News" tab of the Toolbox.

Alt+Backspace

In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the server selection window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

+

Zoom in the chart.

-

Zoom out the chart.

Delete

Delete a selected item in the Navigator.

Backspace

Delete the last displayed object on the chart.

Enter

Open/Close the fast navigation window when a chart is selected.
In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open/close the login window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

HOME

Go to the left end of the chart (oldest data).

END

Go to the right end of the chart (latest data).

PageUp

Scroll the chart fast to the left.

PageDown

Scroll the chart fast to the right.

▶

Scroll the chart to the right.

◀

Scroll the chart to the left.

▲

Scroll the chart up when the scale is fixed.

▼

Scroll the chart down when the scale is fixed.

5

Reset the scale of vertical axis to the default.

esc

Close the dialog windows.

F1

Open the user guide.

F2

Open/close the task manager.

F3

Open "Global Variables".

F4

Open the MetaEditor.

F6

Open the MetaTester.

F7 Open the settings of an Expert Advisor (EA) when it is running.
F8

Open "Properties" of the chart.

F9

Open the new order window.

F10

Open/close "Popup prices".

F11

Enable/disable full-screen mode.

F12

Use "Step by Step" to the right. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Tab

Switch between the tabs in the Market Watch: symbols, details, trading, and ticks.

Shift + F5

Switch the chart profile in reverse order.

Shift + F12

Use "Step by Step" to the left. (Related article: "Step by Step" feature)

Ctrl + F5

Switch the chart profile in order.

Ctrl + F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in order.

Ctrl + F9

Open the Toolbox. If it is already open, switch to the "Trade" tab.

Ctrl + A

Reset the chart sub-window to the default height.

Ctrl + B

Open the list of objects on the chart.

Ctrl + E

Allow/prohibit the use of Expert Advisor (EA).

Ctrl + F

Display "Crosshair". (Related article: Use crosshair mode)

Ctrl + G

Show/hide gridlines on the chart.

Ctrl + H

Show/hide OHLC (open, high, low, and close prices) on the chart.

Ctrl + I

Open the configuration window when an indicator is used.

Ctrl + K

Show/hide the real volumes.

Ctrl + L

Show/hide the tick volumes.

Ctrl + M

Show/hide the Market Watch.

Ctrl + N

Show/hide the Navigator.

Ctrl + O

Open the "Options" window.

Ctrl + P

Print the chart.

Ctrl + R

Show/hide the Strategy Tester.

Ctrl + S

Save the chart data (open, high, low, and close prices, time, and volumes).

Ctrl + T

Show/hide the Toolbox.

Ctrl + U

Open/close the "Symbols" window.

Ctrl + W

Close the chart.

Ctrl + Y

Show/hide the period separators on the chart.

Ctrl + Shift + F6

When several charts are open, switch the active chart in reverse order.

Alt + F4

Close MetaTrader5.

Alt + 1

Change the chart type to bar chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + 2

Change the chart type to candlesticks. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + 3

Change the chart type to line chart. (Numpad can't be used)

Alt + B

Open/close the "Depth of Market" window.

Alt + T

Show/hide the one-click trading panel.

Alt + W

Open the chart manager.

Alt + Backspace

Undo chart deletion.

A

Enable/disable the auto-resize for columns in the Market Watch, Data Window, and Toolbox.

C

Copy the selected part in the "Journal" and "Experts" tabs of the Toolbox.

D

Download the selected application in the "Code Base" tab of the Toolbox.

G

Show/hide gridlines in the Navigator (the "Favorites" tab), Market Watch, Data Window, and Toolbox.

R

Show/hide the category column in the "News" tab of the Toolbox.

Insert

In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open the server selection window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

+

Zoom in the chart.

-

Zoom out the chart.

Delete

Delete a selected item in the Navigator.

Backspace

Delete the last displayed object on the chart.

Enter

Open/Close the fast navigation window when a chart is selected.
In the Navigator, when an account is selected, open/close the login window. When an Expert Advisor (EA) or indicator is selected, open the program in the MetaEditor.

HOME

Go to the left end of the chart (oldest data).

END

Go to the right end of the chart (latest data).

PageUp

Scroll the chart fast to the left.

PageDown

Scroll the chart fast to the right.

Scroll the chart to the right.

Scroll the chart to the left.

Scroll the chart up when the scale is fixed.

Scroll the chart down when the scale is fixed.

5

Reset the scale of vertical axis to the default.


Date

Created

 : 2022.07.19

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.10.27

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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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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