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Drag and drop orders

In this MetaTrader 4 tutorial you will learn how to...

  • Drag and drop pending orders
  • Drag and drop to place a stop loss
  • Drag and drop to place a take profit
This guide assumes that you have opened a chart and have activated one-click trading.

How to use drag and drop to modify a pending order

When you have a pending order on your chart...

1. Hover your cursor above the pending order and you will see the "drag to modify" text box appear, as below:

2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag your order to where you wish to place it – a second line should follow your cursor:

3. If you have one-click trading activated, when you release the left mouse button your order will be automatically modified to reflect the new position.

4. If you do not have one-click trading activated, you will be presented with a confirmation window detailing the modification you just made. Click the Modify button and your order will be changed.

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How to use drag and drop to add a stop loss to an open trade

If you have a trade open, you can use the drag and drop feature to place a stop loss directly from the chart.

1. Hover above your open trade line, as below.

2. Just as with your pending order modification, left click and drag to where you want your stop loss placed – a second line will appear to show where your stop loss will be placed.

3. In the example below, the open trade is a sell trade, so you would drag your cursor above the sell line:

4. If you have one-click trading activated, when you release the left mouse button the stop order will be placed automatically.

5. As you can see below, by hovering above your newly placed stop order you can modify it by dragging and dropping as described in Drag and drop a pending order above:

6. If you do not have one-click trading activated, you will be presented with a confirmation window detailing the modification you just made. Click the Modify button and your order will be changed.

How to use drag and drop to add a take profit to an open trade

If you have a trade open, you can also use the drag and drop feature to place a take profit directly from the chart.

1. Hover above your open trade line, as below:

2. In the same way as you did for your stop loss, left click and drag to where you want your take profit placed. A second line will appear to show where your take profit will be placed.

3. In the example below, the open trade is a sell trade, so you would drag your cursor below the sell line:

4. If you have one-click trading activated, when you release the left mouse button the take profit will be placed automatically.

5. As you can see below, by hovering above your newly placed take profit order you can modify it by dragging and dropping as described in Drag and drop a pending order above:

6. If you do not have one-click trading activated, you will be presented with a confirmation window detailing the modification you just made. Click the Modify button and your order will be changed.

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