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Hotkeys For Metatrader Shortcut

Comprehensive list of keyboard hotkeys that are available for Metatrader 4 forex trading platform.

Metatrader Shortcut + brief explanation

F1 — open the on line help “Userguide”;
F2 — open the “History Center” window;
F3 — open the “Global Variables” window;
F4 — open MetaEditor;
F5 — switch to the next profile;
F6 — call the “Tester” dialog window for testing the expert attached to the chart window;
F7 — call the properties dialog window of the expert attached to their chart window, in order to change its settings;
F8 — call the chart setup dialog window, allowing basic chart parameters, colors, etc to be changed;
F9 — call the “New Order” window, allowing the entry of market, limit, stop orders;
F10 — open the “Popup prices” window;
F11 — enable/disable full screen mode;
F12 — scroll the chart one bar to the left;

Shift+F12 — scroll the chart one bar to the right;
Shift+F5 — switch to the previous profile;

Alt+1 — display the chart as OHLC bars;
Alt+2 — display the chart as OHLC candlesticks;
Alt+3 — display the chart as a line (closing prices only);

Alt+A — copy all test/optimization results onto the clipboard;
Alt+W — call the chart management window;
Alt+F4 — exit the program;

Ctrl+A — arrange all indicator window heights by default;
Ctrl+B — call the “Objects List” dialog window;
Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert — copy to the clipboard;
Ctrl+D — open/close the “Data Window”;
Ctrl+E — enable/disable the attached expert advisor;
Ctrl+F — switch to “Crosshair” mode;
Ctrl+G — show/hide the vertical/horizontal grid;
Ctrl+H — show/hide the OHLC line;
Ctrl+I — call the “Indicators List” dialog window;
Ctrl+L — show/hide volume data on the main chart;
Ctrl+M — open/close the “Market Watch” window;
Ctrl+N — open/close the “Navigator” window;
Ctrl+O — open the “Setup” window;
Ctrl+P — print the chart;
Ctrl+R — open/close the “Tester” window;
Ctrl+S — save the chart prices (OHLCV) in a file having extensions: “CSV”, “PRN” or “HTM”;
Ctrl+T — open/close the “Terminal” window;
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 — close the chart window that’s currently in focus;
Ctrl+Y— show/hide date (period) separators;
Ctrl+Z or Alt+Backspace — undo object deletions in the reverse order they occurred;

Ctrl+F6 — switch to the next chart window;
Ctrl+F9 — open the “Terminal — Trade” window and switch the focus into it, allowing trading operations to be entered via the keyboard.

Left arrow — scroll chart to the left;
Right arrow — scroll chart to the right;
Up arrow — quickly scroll chart to the left or (if the scale is defined), scroll chart upwards;
Down arrow — quickly scroll chart to the right or (if the scale is defined), scroll chart downwards;

Numpad 5 — restores chart vertical scale to its original default. If the scale was defined, this returns the chart back to its visible range;

Page Up — scroll a whole screen to the left;
Page Down — scroll a whole screen to the left;
Home — move the chart to the start point (first bar);
End — move the chart to the end point (last, i.e. most current) bar;

“–” — zoom out (there are 6 levels of zoom available);
“+” — zoom in;

Delete — delete all selected objects;
Backspace — delete most recently added objects, on a last-added-first-removed basis;

Enter — open/close the fast navigation window;
Esc — close any dialog window;


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