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Step by Step feature

Use MetaTrader5 (MT5)'s Step by Step function to scroll the chart horizontally from one candlestick to another. It's useful for simulating trades using past data.

Here we will look at how to use Step by Step function. This function can be accessed from the function key "F12", the menu, or the chart menu. Use the F12 key to display each leg instantly.

Step 1

When using the Step by Step function, you need to toggle the chart auto-scroll off, which is on (background color is light blue) by default. To turn it off, click the light blue "Auto Scroll" button on the menu.

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Step 2

Scroll the chart to the left to the position where you want to start using the Step by Step function.

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Use Step by Step with shortcut key

Press the "F12" function key on the keyboard. By pressing the "F12" key continuously, each leg will be displayed in a row.

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Use Step by Step from the menu

Click "Charts" in the menu and select "Step by Step".

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Use Step by Step on the chart

Right-click on the chart and select "Step by Step".

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 : 2022.07.14


Last updated

 : 2022.08.12


Takayoshi Nakamaru

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

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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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