How To Undock MT4 Charts (For Multiple Monitors)


Having access to multiple trading monitors is every traders dream. When you think of traders, you think of Axel on Billions, with 2 huge monitors, or a wall street veteran with 4 monitors stacked on the desk. In reality, even just having 2 monitors is overkill for most forex traders and comes with a range of problems. With 2 monitors, MetaTraderOpens in a new tab.

In this article we are going to look at how to undock your MT4 charts in just a few steps…

Step By Step Guide To Undocking Charts:

It’s that simple! Let’s cover this in more detail though…

How To Get Floating Charts On MetaTrader

Getting your charts undocked and floating between both monitors is actually a lot more simple than it seems! The benefit of using a slightly older trading platformOpens in a new tab.

1. Download a script or EA to undock the charts.

There are a huge amount of scripts out there to help undock charts. They can be found either online, or in the MQL4 storeOpens in a new tab.

2. Install the script on your MetaTrader files.

Regardless of which script you choose to use to undock charts, we need to install this on MT4. To do this, the easiest way is to open the MT4 program. Once open, go to File, then open Data Folder. Once in here, you’ll need to navigate to MQ4L, then place the script in the script folder, or the EA in the EA folder. Once done, reload your MT4 program.

3. Run the script on the charts.

Drag your script or EA onto the charts, then you should have access to floating charts immediately!

If you have struggled with this, there is a video with another method shown below that may be easier to follow…

The Benefits Of Undocking MT4 Charts

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Undocking your MT4 charts is crucial if you’re looking to have more than 1 monitor. As the MT4 program was built many years ago, it only has inbuilt functionality for 1 monitor, which may hold some traders back. High frequency traders and intraday traders especially need to see charts instantly and always keep an eye on them, so having multiple monitors maybe incredibly useful.

The Alternatives To Using Floating Charts On MT4

If you just want to see charts on multiple screens, there are other alternative trading platformsOpens in a new tab.

TradingViewOpens in a new tab.

Undocking Charts In MT5

If you’re one of the traders using MetaTrader 5Opens in a new tab.

To Conclude – Undock MT4 Charts In 5 Minutes

In this article we have learned how to spread your MetaTrader charts across multiple monitors and undock them in just 3 simple steps!

If you have any questions or need further help, please do let me know in the comments below.

Kyle Townsend

I've been trading forex full-time since 2016. Over the last few years I have tried and tested all of the most popular forex brokers after being scammed by an unregulated broker back in 2017. I post my reviews to help others stay away from potentially high risk brokers!

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