They are doing that on purpose
They can control (turn on and off) the EAs. They can not do that with manual trading systems. That is why they are disabling (making it messy) the visual back test. To prevent manual trading systems tests. It is all the deal they are doing for their customers (brokers) not for their victims (traders)
They are not doing it on purpose
They are simply not able to clean up the bugs - they showed it quite a few times that they have no idea what are they doing
Templates can not be applied the way they used to be applied before in the visual back test
MT4 is becoming more and more like MT5 in visual back test : useless
Same as scroll lock : pretending to be a "feature"
The scroll lock seems to be back on track in 787, while the templates in the tester still cannot be changed. You can only set them in advance as defaults.
Yes, they finally reverted that auto scroll nonsense
But as you have noticed, templates can not be applied, and still if you place an indicator on chart in visual back test you can not remove that indicator any more. It more and more reminds on mt5 in visual back test, and mt5 in visual back test is more or less worthless
PS: that is all about latest build 787
This is a quote from the mt4 help :
"The default indexing of all arrays and indicator buffers is left to right. The index of the first element is always equal to zero. Thus, the very first element of an array or indicator buffer with index 0 is by default on the extreme left position, while the last element is on the extreme right position."
That is a complete and utter nonsense. By default, element 0 is the first (leftmost) element of an array, while it is the last (rightmost) element of a buffer. Be carefull when reading the help since it is even more buggy than the mt4
They are unifying the mt4 and mt5 - and they started by unifying the worst things not the best
It is frustrating that we can not test indicators the way we used to - not being able to delete indicator from the visual is a mess
Hopefully they will correct that - since it is obviously an error
If it is not an error but a limitation, then I have no comment on any future development of mt
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