How to Optimize your Metatrader 4 Terminal(s)
This guide is to optimize your Metatrader 4 terminal(s) so it will use less computing resources - Memory (RAM) and CPU. It assumes that you are not trading manually on your MT4 as it will turn off some MT4 functions that will disable readings.
Step1: Go to: Tools -> Options or CTRL+O.
Step2: Reduce Chart Bars - Go to Charts -> Un-check all the options and change bars to “1”.
Step3: Disable News - Go to Server -> Un-check “Enable news”.
Step3: Disable MT4 Audio - Go to Events -> Un-check “Enable” and click “OK”.
Step4: Hide all unnecessary symbols that you are now trading. Go to: Market Watch > Select the symbol > Right click and select "Hide".
Step5: Close all viewing feeds - Go to: View -> Turn off Market Watch or CTRL+M -> Turn off Data Window or CTRL+D -> Turn off Navigator or CTRL+N -> Turn off Terminal or CTRL+T.
Step6: Close all unused Toolbars – Go to: View -> Toolbars -> Un-ticks Standard, Charts, Line Studies & Periodicity
Step7: Close all unused charts – Only open chart that you are using for EA(s)/Indicator(s).
Step8: Restart your MT4 Terminal
Now your MT4 Terminal is being optimized and it will look like this: