MT4 Keyboard Shortcuts

Hot keys (accelerating keys) are keys and their combinations that allow to execute various commands fast and without using of menus or toolbars.

ï — chart scrolling to the left;

ð — chart scrolling to the right;

ñ — fast chart scrolling to the left or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling up;

ò — fast chart scrolling to the right or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling down;

Numpad 5 — restoring of automatic chart vertical scale after its being changed. If the scale was defined, this hot key will return the chart into the visible range;

Page Up — fast chart scrolling to the left;

Page Down — fast chart scrolling to the right;

Home — move the chart to the start point;

End — move the chart to the end point;

“-” — chart zoom out;

“+” — chart zoom in;

Delete — delete all selected graphical objects;

Backspace — delete the latest objects imposed into the chart window;

Enter — open/close fast navigation window;

Esc — close the dialog window;

F1 — open this “Userguide”;

F2 — open the “History Center” window;

F3 — open the “Global Variables” window;

F4 — download MetaEditor;

F5 — switch to the next profile;

F6 — call the “Tester” window for testing the expert attached to the chart window;

F7 — call the properties window of the expert attached to their chart window in order to change settings;

F8 — call the chart setup window;

F9 — call the “New Order” window;

F10 — open the “Popup prices” window;

F11 — enable/disable the full screen mode;

F12 — move the chart by one bar to the left;

Shift+F12 — move the chart by one bar to the right;

Shift+F5 — switch to the previous profile;

Alt+1 — display the chart as a sequence of bars (transform into bar chart);

Alt+2 — display the chart as a sequence of candlesticks (transform into candlesticks);

Alt+3 — display the chart as a broken line (transform into line chart);

Alt+A — copy all test/optimization results into the clipboard;

Alt+W — call the chart managing window;

Alt+F4 — close the client terminal;

Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Z — undo object deletion;

Ctrl+A — arrange all indicator windows heights by default;

Ctrl+B — call the “Objects List” window;

Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert — copy to the clipboard;

Ctrl+E — enable/disable expert advisor;

Ctrl+F — enable “Crosshair”;

Ctrl+G — show/hide grid;

Ctrl+H — show/hide OHLC line;

Ctrl+I — call the “Indicators List” window;

Ctrl+L — show/hide volumes;

Ctrl+P — print the chart;

Ctrl+S — save the chart in a file having extensions: “CSV”, “PRN”, “HTM”;

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 — close the chart window;

Ctrl+Y— show/hide period separators;

Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace — undo the object deletion;

Ctrl+D — open/close the “Data Window”;

Ctrl+M — open/close the “Market Watch” window;

Ctrl+N — open/close the “Navigator” window;

Ctrl+O — open the “Setup” window;

Ctrl+R — open/close the “Tester” window;

Ctrl+T — open/close the “Terminal” window;

Ctrl+F6 — activate the next chart window;

Ctrl+F9 — open the “Terminal — Trade” window and switch the focus into it. After this, the trading activities can be managed with keyboard.

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