Learn a few Hotkeys
People are often reluctant to learn hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts for software applications because there always seem to be so many of them. But MT4 shortcuts can speed up your workflow considerably – so it’s worth learning a few that you will use often. Here are some of the most useful shortcuts and hotkeys you may find useful:
Ctrl I opens the “Indicators List” on your chart, which is a lot quicker than doing so with your mouse.
Ctrl-A changes all indicator windows to their default height.
Ctrl L shows and hides volumes.
Ctrl F enables crosshair.
F8 opens the chart properties window where you can change the colour of an indicator.
F9 opens a new order window when you want to place an order
+ and – zooms the chart in and out.
Page Up scrolls the chart quickly to the left.
Page Down scrolls the chart quickly to the right.
ALT 3 changes the chart to a line chart – this is very useful when you want to remove all the noise that candlestick and bar charts include.