Hotkeys for MT5 (metatrader 5)

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Hotkeys are keys and their combinations that allow you to quickly execute various commands without accessing menus and control panels. It is possible to assign hotkeys to call any element of the “Navigator” window , except for the elements of the “Accounts” group . To assign a keyboard shortcut to an element, execute the ” Assign a hotkeyAssign Hotkey” command of its context menu.

Assigned hotkeys take precedence over predefined ones. For example, initially the combination “Ctrl + O” corresponds to the call of the terminal settings window . If the same combination is assigned to call the “On Balance Volume” indicator , then pressing “Ctrl + O” will not be able to call the terminal settings window.

The predefined hotkeys perform different functions depending on which terminal interface window is currently active. Some hotkeys perform specific functions regardless of focus.

Hotkeys in the chart window

HotkeysDescription
Left arrowScroll the chart to the left.
Right arrowScroll the chart to the right.
Up arrowFast chart scrolling to the left, and in the case of a fixed scale – chart scrolling up.
Arrow to downFast chart scrolling to the right, and in the case of a fixed scale – chart scrolling down.
NumPad 5Restoring the automatic vertical scale of the chart after changing it. And with a fixed scale – the return of the graph to the range of visibility.
Page UpFast scrolling of the chart to the left.
Page DownFast chart scrolling to the right.
HomeMove the chart to the beginning.
EndMove the chart to the end.
“-“Zoom out the graph.
“+”Zoom in on the graph.
DeleteDelete all selected graphic objects .
BackspaceDelete the last drawn objects in the chart window.
EnterOpen / close quick navigation window .

Hot keys for working with charts, regardless of the active window

HotkeysDescription
F2Open the source code base of MQL5 programs published on the MQL5.community for download.
F7Call the window with the properties of the Expert Advisor attached to the chart window to change the settings.
F8Call the chart settings window .
F12Move the chart one bar to the left.
Shift + F12Move the chart one bar to the right.
Shift + F5Switch to the previous profile .
Alt + 1Present the chart as a sequence of bars.
Alt + 2Present the chart as a sequence of Japanese candlesticks.
Alt + 3Show the graph as a broken line.
Alt + WCall the window for managing open charts.
Alt + Backspace or Ctrl + ZCancel object deletion .
Ctrl + ASet the default height of all indicator windows.
Ctrl + BCall the “Object List” window .
Ctrl + FEnable Crosshair .
Ctrl + GShow / hide the grid on the chart.
Ctrl + HShow / hide OHLC line .
Ctrl + ICall the “Indicators list” window .
Ctrl + KShow / hide real volumes.
Ctrl + LShow / hide volumes.
Ctrl + PPrint the schedule.
Ctrl + SSave the graph in a “CSV”, “PRN” or “HTM” file.
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4Close the current chart window.
Ctrl + YShow / hide period separators .
Ctrl + F5Switch to next profile .
Ctrl + F6Activate the previous chart window.
Crtl + Shift + F6Activate the next chart window.

Hotkeys in the “Market Watch window

HotkeysDescription
F9Call the “New order” window .
Space / TabSequential switching between the “Symbols” , “Details” , “Trade” and “Ticks” tabs .
AAutosize columns on the Symbols tab.
GTurn on / off the grid.

Hotkeys in the “Navigator” window

HotkeysDescription
EnterDepending on the sections, it performs: Authorization using the selected account, opening the selected Expert Advisor, custom indicator or script in the MetaEditor.
InsertOpen a new account when selecting the “Accounts” section or a specific trading server.
DeleteDelete the selected account, Expert Advisor, custom indicator or script.
GTurn on / off the grid on the Favorites tab.

Hotkeys in the “Data Window”

HotkeysDescription
Ctrl + CCopy information to the clipboard for later use in other applications.
AEnable / disable autosize columns.
GTurn on / off the grid.

Hotkeys in the “Tools” window

HotkeysDescription
F9Call the “New order” window .
EnterView the selected news , letter , application or change the selected alert , depending on the selected tab.
InsertCreate a new letter or alert , depending on the tab.
DeleteDelete email or alert , depending on the tab.
SpaceExpand a thread or enable / disable alert , depending on the tab.
CCopy the highlighted line of the platform or experts log to the clipboard .
DDownload the selected application from the Library tab .
REnable / disable display of the news category column .
AEnable / disable autosize columns.
GTurn on / off the grid.

Common platform actions

HotkeysDescription
EscClose dialog boxes.
F1Open this User’s Guide.
F3Open the “Global Variables” window .
F4Launch the MetaEditor advisor .
F6Call the “Tester” window to test the Expert Advisor attached to the chart window.
F9Call the “New order” window .
F10Open the “Quotes window”.
F11Enable / disable full screen mode.
Alt + ACopy all the EA testing or optimization results to the clipboard.
Alt + F4Close the trading platform.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + InsertCopy to clipboard.
Ctrl + DOpen / close the “Data window” .
Ctrl + EAllow / prohibit the use of advisors .
Ctrl + MOpen / close the “Market Watch window .
Ctrl + NOpen / close the “Navigator” window .
Ctrl + OOpen the “Settings” window .
Ctrl + ROpen / close the “Tester” window.
Ctrl + TOpen / close the “Tools” window .
Ctrl + F9Open the “Trade” tab in the “Tools” window and switch the control focus to it. After that, you can manage your trading activity using the keyboard.

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