MT4 Keyboard Hotkeys & Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

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MT4 Keyboard Hotkeys & Shortcuts

Here is a printable cheat sheet which shows a list of Metatrader 4 platform keyboard shortcuts.

mt4-hotkeys-keyboard-shortcuts-diagram-metatrader-4.png

Also is there a key combination to switch no next chart in Metatrader without having to click on its tab with the mouse???


Re: MT4 Keyboard Hotkeys & Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

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Some other hotkeys (not sure how many still work)

These Are The MT4 Hotkeys

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

Other Useful MT4 Hotkeys
? – 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

Some Helpful MT4 Shortcuts

The new versions of MetaTrader 4 allow you to drag and drop your stop loss and take profit levels. Previously, you had to use an Expert Advisor to add this function.

In order to see your stop loss and take profit levels, use Ctrl+O or go to Tools –> Options. Select the Charts tab and check the box that says “Show trade levels”. Now you can see your levels, making it easier to drag them.

I also like to check the box directly underneath that says “Use ‘Alt’ key to drag trade levels”. With this box checked, you have to hit the “Alt” key to activate the drag and drop feature in MT4.

Note: I use the “Alt” key to drag and drop my levels so that I don’t accidentally move my trade levels while I’m clicking and dragging other objects on my charts.

This next shortcut is commonly used, but helpful if you don’t already know it. You can use “Ctrl” to duplicate any object on your chart. Simply double click the object to select it, then hold the “Ctrl” key and drag. This technique is especially useful if you use multiple colors when drawing objects (like trend lines and support/resistance levels).

You probably already know this next shortcut, but it is essential. You can click in the price grid (on the right of the chart) and drag down to shrink the scale of the chart. This can be helpful for placing stop losses, take profits, support/resistance levels, etc… that are outside the current automatic range of the chart.

To return the chart scale to default, simply click and drag up on the price grid. If you use automatic chart scaling, you can just hit Numpad 5.


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