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HMRC internal manual

Inheritance Tax Manual

Assessing: COMPASS: other features: keyboard conventions

The following is a list of keyboard shortcuts for various actions within the COMPASS program.

To select File from a menu

To select a button

To select Register from drop down menu

To open a list

To select an item in a list

To cancel a selection in a list

To move from option to option - forwards

To move from option to option - backwards

To move the selection cursor from option to option

To move the selection cursor left, right, up or down

To identify a specific place of Grant within the probate screen

To move to ‘Next Screen’ button

To move to ‘Cancel’ button

To move to next screen

To move to previous screen

To remove a warning ALT + F

ALT + underlined letter


Alt + down arrow




Shift + Tab

An arrow key

An arrow key

S + down arrow



Enter or Alt + N

Alt + P