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The main menu provided by MT5 can be divided into seven menus : "File", "View", "Insert", "Charts", "Tools", "Window", "Help". For detailed functions of each main menu, click on the tabs below to check the description.

New Chart
It opens new chart. A drop-down currency pair list appears allowing users to select the chart to be opened. By clicking a currency pair, a new currency chart pair will appear.
Open Deleted
Deleted Chart can be recovered with this menu. Chart recovery will be available when “store deleted chart` has been selected at the Tools menu-option- Chart tab.
Profiles
User can store / delete chart type and period. User also can execute previously stored data by clicking from the menu below.
Close
Closes active chart in MT5. Shortcut < Ctrl+W > or < Ctrl+F4 >
Save As Picture
Chart data can be saved in the form of “JPG File”, Shortcut < Ctrl+I >
Open Data Folder
It opens the saved data folder in your computer. Saved folder as its data, price history, configuration files, MQL5 programs, etc. User can execute the same function with shortcut < Ctrl+Shift+D >
Print
Print function. User can choose color / black and white at Tools-option-chart. User can execute the same function with ‘Right click – print. Shortcut < Ctrl+P >
Print Preview
It is a feature that allows viewing what a printed version of the document would look like on the screen before printing.
Print Setup
Printer, page, size and direction.
Open An Account
You will be directed to the homepage to open MT5 live and demo account.
Login to Trade Account
You can log in to an existing account (whether a demo or live account).
Login to MQL5.community
You can log into MQL5.community where you can get additional services related to trading platform.
Exit
Program closure.
Language
List of languages supported by MT5. To apply newly selected language, restart the platform.
Toolbars
To set up Tools, Chart, Analysis tools and the detail of the period.
User can also set up using ‘tools’ icon located under the main menu.
Status Bar
Status bar can be found at the lower part of MT5. With this bar, If the status bar is ticked, it means active status otherwise closed. Status bar shows account name, the time and date of mouse pointer, and price and the status of the server connection.
Charts Bar
Located in the lower part of the chart. With this bar, User can set up / close, chart-name and move charts easily.
Symbols
User can see the specification, Bars, Ticks, description and expiration of each symbols. User also can execute shortcut < Ctrl+U >.
Depth Market
The depth of market is available for the symbols traded in the exchange execution mode, where trade operations are sent to an external trading system (exchange), as well as for non-exchange symbols.
Market Watch
Opens / closes the currency pair window. Currency pair bar shows sell / buy prices. User also can execute the same function with or < Ctrl+M > of the toolbar.
Data Window
It opens / closes a data window. It shows date / time / prices mouse pointed. Data window shows date / time / prices mouse cursor pointed. User can execute the same function or shortcut < Ctrl+D >.
Navigator
It opens / closes the navigator window and shows holding account, indicators lists, and the target of the system trading strategy, users` index and script. User can execute the same function or shortcut < Ctrl+N >
Toolbox
It opens / closes the Terminal window. Toolbox shows trade / Trade records / News / Alarm / Mailbox / System trading / trade daily records. User can execute the same function with Tools or shortcut < Ctrl+T >.
Strategy Tester
Testing and viewing of various reports, the expert parameters can be optimized in this window. User can execute the same function or shortcut < Ctrl+R >.
Chats
It connects with MQL5 community. User can execute the same function or shortcut < Alt+M >.
Full Screen
Changes / cancels overview mode. When open, window will show Main menu and Chart only. Shortcut < F11 >.
Indicators
Indicataors can insert / delete with `indicator`. User can insert into the chart by double clicking at the explorer window.
Objects
These are the types of analysis tools group. They are Horizontal Line / Vertical Line / Trend line / Equidistant. It is located at analysis tools icon. User can apply a particular line to the chart.
Depth Of Market
It displays real volumes and prices of trade requests. User can execute the same function with shortcut < Alt+B >.
Indicators List
Edits / deletes indicators inserted on the MT5 chart. User can execute the same function with shortcut < Ctrl+l >.
Objects
Manages the trend line inserted on the chart.
Bar Chart
Switches the chart type to the Bar Chart. User can execute the same function button or shortcut: < Alt+1 >.
Candlesticks
Switches the chart type to the Candlesticks. User can execute the same function with charts-Candle chart or button at the chart tools or < Alt+2 >
Line Chart
Switches the chart type to the Line Chart. Alternate methods: Charts- Line charts tool group button or shortcut < Alt+3 >
Timeframes
It sets period of the charts. User can select 1min, 5min, 15min, 30min, 1 hour, 4 hours, 1day, 1week and 1 month. Alternate methods: Icon >Click on `Tools` or Right click > chart -time frames.
Templates
Controls the Template for the active chart. User can apply the chart set up to another chart. Alternate method: Right click >Template.
Grid
Displays the Grid Lines on the active chart. Alternate methods: Right click - Grid. Shortcut < Ctrl+G >.
Auto Scroll
Enables Auto Scroll for the active charts. It refreshes the chart automatically. User can execute the same function.
Chart Shift
For the active chart. Shift the chart from the left window border to the shift label of the chart - (a grey triangle in the upper part of the window). The label can be moved with the mouse horizontally within 10 to 50% of the window size. User can execute the same function.
Volumes
Its displays the Volume on the active chart. User can execute the same function.
Tick Volumes
It shows / hide tick volumes in the chart. User can execute the same function.
Zoom In
Zooms In on the active chart. Zooming in will allow more detailed view. Press < + > on the chart tools group button or drag to right direction.Press < + > on the chart or perform chart tools button or drag to the left direction in the state of press left click at the lower parts of the chart.
Zoom out
Zooms Out on the active chart. Zooming out will allow broader view of the chart Press < - > on the chart or perform chart tools button or drag to the left direction in the state of press left click at the lower parts of the chart.
Step by Step
Shift the chart by one bar to the left or hit F12 to perform the same action.
Properties
Chart window can be changed with this menu. User can change the background or color of the chart. Right click -properties or shortcut < F8 >.
New Order
Double click on a currency pair at the currency prices window or Right click -Trades-new order or tools group button. Shortcut < F9 >.
Strategy Tester Agents Manager
Its open the MetaTester window manager of the strategy tester agents. Shortcut < F6 >.
MetaQuotes Language Editor
System trading strategy Expert Advisor, Executes `Meta editor for making new user indicator, Script and edit. Shortcut < F4 >.
Global Variables
Opens a new window for setting Global Variables for the window containing the list of global variables. Global variables are variables that are common of all Expert Advisors, custom indicators and scripts. Shortcut < F3 >.
MetaQuotes Language Code Base
Its open MQL5 code base published at MQL5.community for downloading. The base of source code is opened in MetaEditor at the "Code Base" tab of the "Toolbox" window. Shortcut < F2 >.
Options
Changes the user setting in MT5. User can change login and password and change the setting of chart, trend line and system trading. Shortcut < Ctrl+O >.
Tile Windows
It can arrange chart windows as a tile. User can execute the same function with shortcut < Alt+R >.
Cascade
Various charts arranged be terraced like stairs.
Tile Horizontally
When there are a number of charts open, the charts can be arranged horizontally.
Tile Vertically
When there are a number of charts open, the charts can be arranged vertically.
Arrange Icons
It arranges icons on minimized chart window.
Help Topics
The Help menu contains general useful information about MT5. Shortcut: < F1 >