47 MetaTrader 5 Keyboard Shortcuts

This blog post will show you 47 Metatrader 5 Keyboard Shortcuts that can help you save time and improve your trading. However, it can be quite overwhelming for new traders.

If you are a forex trader, you must be familiar with the Metatrader 5 platform. Metatrader 5 is a powerful trading platform that comes with a lot of features and tools.

Metatrader 5 Keyboard Shortcuts

List of MetaTrader 5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here is a list of some useful keyboard shortcuts for MetaTrader 5 (MT5):

Keyboard Shortcuts (HOT Keys)Usage (Description)
F1Open the user guide.
F2Open the “History Center” window.
F3Open the “Global Variables” window.
F4Open the MetaEditor.
F5Switch to the following profile.
F6Open the “Tester” window (must have an Expert Advisor attached to the chart).
F7Open the properties window of the Expert Advisor that you have attached to your chart.
F8Open the chart properties window.
F9Open the “New Order” window.
F10Open the “Popup Prices” window.
F11Enable/disable full-screen mode.
F12Move the chart ahead by one candlestick/bar.
Ctrl+BOpen the “Objects List” window.
Ctrl+DOpen/close the “Data Window.”
Ctrl+EEnable/disable the attached Expert Advisor.
Ctrl+FEnable crosshair.
Ctrl+F6Switch to the next chart window.
Ctrl+GShow/hide grid.
Ctrl+HShow/hide the OHLC line (top left).
Ctrl+IOpen the “Indicators List” window.
Ctrl+LShow/hide volumes.
Ctrl+MOpen/close the “Market Watch” window.
Ctrl+NOpen/close the “Navigator” window.
Ctrl+OOpen the “Setup” window.
Ctrl+PPrint the chart.
Ctrl+ROpen/close the “Tester” window.
Ctrl+TOpen/close the “Terminal” window.
Ctrl+WClose the chart window.
Ctrl+YShow/hide period separators

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Here are some more keyboard shortcuts for MT5:

Keyboard Shortcuts (HOT Keys)Usage (Description)
Alt+1Display chart as bars.
Alt+2Display the chart as candlesticks.
Alt+3Display the chart as a broken line.
Alt+BackspaceUndo the last deleted object(s).
Alt+F4Close MT5.
Alt+WOpen the chart management window.
BackspaceDelete the last object added to the chart.
Ctrl+ARevert all indicator window heights to default.
DeleteDelete all selected graphical objects.
EndMove the chart to the end (current price).
EnterOpen/close the fast navigation window.
HomeMove the chart to the start (earliest record you have downloaded).
Numpad 5Restore the automatic chart scale after it’s been changed or return it to the visible range (if the scale is defined).
Page DownFast scroll to the right.
Page UpQuickly scroll to the left.
Shift+F12Move the chart back by one candlestick/bar.
Shift+F5Switch to the previous profile.
Keyboard ArrowsScroll left, right, up, and down.
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