PLAYING WITH THE DOCKING STATION

Keyboard Shortcuts
There are several keyboard shortcuts that you can use to help you control your game:

TAB Cycle between your creatures
ESC Exits Docking Station. This will show a confirmation dialog so you can be sure you did wish to quit. The game will automatically save on exit.
F1 Toggles Agent Help on or off
F6 - F12 Speech Hot-Keys. You can set specific phrases to each of these six keys by typing in the appropriate phrase, and pressing shift and that Function key simultaneously. From then on, pressing that Function key will repeat that phrase.
CTRL+S While holding down CTRL (the control key), press the S key. This will repeat the last phrase you typed.
INSERT Force tickle. While holding down this key, any click on a creature will be interpreted as a tickle, and reward the creature.
DELETE Force slap. While holding down this key, any click on a creature will be interpreted as a slap, and punish the creature.

If you just type on the keyboard, a speech bubble will appear. This is how you communicate with your creatures. If you just type a sentence, such as 'eat fruit', then every creature in earshot will hear that. So long as they understand the words, they'll consider performing that action. If you wish to address a sentence to a single Norn, you can prefix the sentence with the creature's name - so 'Alice eat fruit' will be directed to the Norn named Alice.

If you bring up a speech bubble by accident, press the backspace button a few times until it disappears.