Do you have favorite/most handy hotkeys? I started to appreciate them when in class taking notes fast and I don't have a mouse and resent using a mouse-pad heavily. All time favorite for me is "Windows + D". It minimizes all windows and takes you to your desktop. Absolutely love it. Close second I think is "Alt + Tab + Tab + Tab +.....". Lets you cycle through the windows that are open. What best about this though is that just one "Alt + Tab" takes you the the last open window. So if you are doing a task that requires going back and forth from one window to the other very often, making a single definite button push with your fingers I find is less distracting than going for the mouse, finding the window in the task bar, over and over. Also a fan of "Ctrl + left or right". It jumps the cursor word by word left or right. Really useful when I am racing to take notes in class and I don't have a mouse, and need to go back in the sentence to make a quick fix. You can tack on "Shift" as well to highlight simultaneously. I find doing little changes like this every few sentences slow and distracting with a mouse-pad. Also a bit faster than holding left or right.