MT4 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+E – enable/disable attached Expert Advisor

Ctrl+I – open the “Indicators List” window

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

Ctrl+N – open/close the “Navigator” window

Ctrl+T – open/close the “Terminal” window

Ctrl+Y – show/hide period separators

F7 – open the properties window of the Expert Advisor that you have attached to your chart

F9 – open the “New Order” window

F11 – enable/disable full-screen mode

F12 – move the chart ahead by one candlestick/bar

Shift+F12 – move the chart back by one candlestick/bar

– zoom the chart out

+ – zoom the chart in (must use with the Shift key)

Numpad 5 – restore automatic chart scale after it’s been changed or return the chart into visible range (if the scale is defined)

F5 – switch to the next profile

Shift+F5 – switch to the previous profile

Delete – delete all selected graphical objects

← – scroll the chart to the left

→ – scroll the chart to the right

↑ – fast scroll to the left or scroll up (if the scale is defined)

↓ – fast scroll to the right or scroll down (if the scale is defined)

Page Up – fast scroll to the left

Page Down – fast scroll to the right

Home – move the chart to the start (earliest record you have downloaded)

End – move the chart to the end (current price)

Backspace – delete the last object added to the chart

Enter – open/close fast navigation window

F1 – open the user guide

F2 – open the “History Center” window

F3 – open the “Global Variables” window

F4 – open MetaEditor

F6 – open the “Tester” window (must have an Expert Advisor attached to the chart)

F8 – open the chart properties window

F10 – open the “Popup Prices” window

Alt+1 – display chart as bars

Alt+2 – display chart as candlesticks

Alt+3 – display chart as a broken line

Alt+W – open the chart management window

Alt+F4 – close Metatrader 4

Alt+Backspace – undo last deleted object(s)

Ctrl+A – revert all indicator window heights to default

Ctrl+B – open the “Objects List” window

Ctrl+D – open/close the “Data Window”

Ctrl+F – enable crosshair

Ctrl+G – show/hide grid

Ctrl+H – show/hide OHLC line (top left)

Ctrl+L – show/hide volumes

Ctrl+O – open the “Setup” window

Ctrl+P – print the chart

Ctrl+R – open/close the “Tester” window

Ctrl+W – close the chart window

Ctrl+F6 – switch to next chart window