After starting the test, you can place orders in the program. There are two types of orders - market orders (when you immediately open a position by the current market price) and pending orders (when you place an order at some price and it will be triggered when the market price hits this level). You can place, modify or delete orders with help of this toolbar:
1. Place new market order - opens the market order dialog (you can also use F2 button on a keyboard).
2. Place new pending order - opens the pending order dialog (F3).
3. Modify order (F4) - you need to select an order first in Open Positions or Pending Orders tabs. This feature allows you to change stop loss and take profit parameters for already opened market orders. For pending orders, you can change not only stop loss/take profit levels but also the entry price of this order. Also, you can use this window to close the trade.
4. Close selected position - closes an open position (F5). You need to select an order first in the Open Positions list.
5. Close part of selected position – partially closes the order (Ctrl+F5). You need to select the order at fist in the Open Positions tab.
6. Close all positions and orders (Ctrl+C) – closes all opened market and pending orders from Open Positions or Pending Orders tabs.
7. Delete pending order – deletes a pending order (F6). You need to select a pending order first in the Pending Orders tab.
These buttons are duplicated with the Orders menu:
Market order dialog. With this dialog, you can place a new market order. Use droplet buttons to pick up the price directly from the chart. You can also type the price directly or use a simple calculator on the right to calculate Stop Loss and Take Profit values. Radio buttons “sell” and “buy” are used to define the calculation mode - Sell or Buy. With the "Risk" and "Lot" radio buttons you can choose how to calculate the lot - manually or based on risk management. Note that if you choose a risk-based lot calculation, you should enter a stop loss value. Trailing stop bookmark allows you to define trailing stop parameters for this order.
Pending order dialog. With this dialog, you can place a new pending order. Use droplet buttons to pick up the price directly from the chart. You can also type the price directly or use a simple calculator on the right to calculate Stop Loss and Take Profit values (the order type will affect these calculations). Use the "Risk" and "Lot" radio buttons to change the way the lot is calculated - manually or based on risk management. If you choose a risk-based lot calculation, please enter a stop loss value. Trailing stop bookmark allows you to define trailing stop parameters for this order.
Also, you can place orders with the right mouse click on a chart and with the use of a popup menu:
This menu allows you to pick up the price from the chart at that point where you click with the right mouse button. It shows this price in the menu as you can see (1.24030). In this example, you have 3 choices - you can Sell with the predefined Stop Loss at 1.24030, place Buy Stop order at this price or place Sell Limit order at this price.
There are two other options to place orders - you can make quick buy or sell with predefined parameters. It is better to use hotkeys for this (Ctrl+B and Ctrl+S), it allows placing orders very fast with lots of the predefined parameters like stop loss/take profit, trailing stop, lot size. You can define these parameters in the menu Tools → Options → Default orders:
If you set there only 1 order in the list, then after pressing Ctrl+B/Ctrl+S, the order will be set immediately, Otherwise you will be asked to choose which order to execute:
Note: you can change the hotkeys for these, and other actions via Tools → Options menu, Hotkeys tab.