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Meta Trader Shortcuts Useful for Forex Trading.

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Function Keys

F1 � open "Userguide" (i.e. Help)


F2 � open the "History Center" window


F3 � open the "Global Variables" window


F4 � open MetaEditor


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 Combinations

Shift+F12 � move the chart by one bar to the right

Shift+F5 � switch to the previous profile



Alt Combinations

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 Combinations

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 "Options" window


Ctrl+R � open/close the "Tester" window


Ctrl+T � open/close the "Terminal" window


Ctrl+F5 � switch to the next profile


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


Other Keys and/or Combinations

"left arrow" � chart scrolling to the left


"right arrow" � chart scrolling to the right


"up arrow" � fast chart scrolling to the left or, if the scale is defined, chart scrolling up


"down arrow" � 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

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