MT4 Hot Keys

Infographic of MT4 HOTKEYS

Even if you are only a beginner, you must have heard about MetaTrader 4. It is also known as MT4. This is a top rank Foreign Exchange platform. MetarTrader 4 is extremely popular and widely used by numerous traders around the world.

This is highly technical software that proposes something very important for all skill levels. It contains everything you may need for Forex trading.

Thus, if you are about to start your trading experience, or trade from time to time, and want to save time and efforts, you can use built-in MT4 hotkeys that will help you very much. Hotkeys are special combinations that can be pressed on the keyboard to execute various commands in MT4 much faster than using the mouse.

This is the infographic displaying the keyboard shortcuts that will allow you to save time in the process of using MetaTrader 4 platform:

Hot key Function
chart scrolling to the left
chart scrolling to the right
fast chart scrolling to the left or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling up
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 MetaTrader user guide
F2 open the “History Centre” 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
Hot key Function
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, activities can the trading be managed with keyboard