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Press H for a quick keyboard help almost anytime in the game. The following is partly copied from that.

Walking AroundEdit

Esc Skip some cutscenes, menu: options, quit
Arrow keys Walk around
Tab held Run
M held Move the viewable area
S held Don't talk to people you walk into
Space or Enter Switch to ground combat mode
C Personal computer (Quine 5000): save, load, view missions, manifest, stats, sector maps, news
E or I Equipment/Inventory
L Look at characters (shows names and equipment)
Q Quest menu (download them first)
F5 Message log
F6 Start/stop recording movie
F8 Quick save
P Pause game
Shift-O Options
Shift-Q Quit game

Flying in SpaceEdit

Esc Skip some cutscenes, menu: options, quit, walk around while in flight
Left/right arrow Turn ship
Up/Down arrow Increase/decrease speed
Home/End Full/zero speed
Tab held Afterburner
A Engage autopilot
J Jump (at jump point) to a different system
N Nav computer: maps, missions
Shift-N Select next nav point
Space Fire guns
Enter Fire missiles
G Cycle guns
W Cycle missile launchers
T Select next target (ship)
Shift-T Select next target (cargo container, escape pod)
L Lock selected target (for missiles)
C Communicate with base/planet (to land) or ship in view
Shift-C Communicate with selected target
Shift-W Communicate with wingman
Shift-M Match speed with selected target
D Show nav destination
E Show selected target
R Show damage report
Shift-R Select component to repair first
M Cargo and passenger manifest
1/2/3 Toggle gun 1/2/3 on/off individually
F1 All turret AIs on/off (e.g. if you don't want the auto-turrets to destroy a ship you intend to board)
F2/F3/F4 Rear/starboard/port turret AI on/off individually
S/Shift-S Increase/decrease shield level (if you need all power for guns and know what you're doing)
F5 Message log
F6 Start/stop recording movie
P Pause game
Shift-O Options
Shift-Q Quit game

Ground Combat Mode (red frame)Edit

Esc Exit ground combat mode
Arrow keys Walk around
M held Move the viewable area
Space or Enter Fire weapon
E Equip your character
L Look at characters (shows names and equipment)
W Wait
F5 Message log
F6 Start/stop recording movie
Shift-O Options
Shift-Q Quit game

Commodity ExchangeEdit

Esc Close Commodity Exchange screen
Page up/down Previous/next commodity on base
1/2/3 Buy 1/10/100
Home/End Previous/next commodity on ship
Shift-1/2/3 Sell 1/10/100
F1 Commodity list
F2 Local graph
F3 Index graph
Shift-O Options
Shift-Q Quit game

Nav ComputerEdit

Esc Close Nav Computer screen
Tab Toggle between quadrant/system map
M Toggle mission display on/off
Page up/down Select next/previous nav point
Home/End Select next/previous mission
Shift-O Options
Shift-Q Quit game