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A guide to controls in Fallout.
The basics. Most can be used during combat. Some of these may be unnecessary for normal play.
[Esc] : Access your pause menu. [Tab] : View your local map. [Enter] : End combat. [Space Bar] : During combat, end your turn. If safe, end combat. [Arrow Keys] : Move the camera. [Home] : Center the camera on your character. [1 ~ 8] : Activate skill with corresponding number.
 Sneak  Lockpick  Steal  Traps  First Aid  Doctor  Science  Repair
"I" : Bring up your inventory. Uses 4 AP in combat per use. "O" : Access pause menu. "P" : Bring up Pipboy. "A" : Initiate combat. "S" : View skills. "Z" : Rest for a set amount of time. Not available at certain locations or in combat. "C" : Bring up a detailed report of your character's stats. "B" : Swap your currently equipped item for your second one. Does not use AP in combat. "N" : Cycle through alternate actions with your currently equipped item. "M" : Change cursor mode.
[Ctrl] + "Q" : Quit the game. [Ctrl] + "X" : ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ [Ctrl] + "P" : PAUSE the game. Not to be confused with the pause menu. [Ctrl] + "S" : Save game. [Ctrl] + "L" : Load game. [Ctrl] + "M": End combat.
[Shift] + <LMB> : Run to location of cursor.
For dialogue or inventory use only.
[Esc] : Close non-dialogue menues. While bartering, cancel barter. [Arrow Keys] : Scroll through your inventory. [0 ~ 9] : Choose a dialogue option. "A" : Ask "B" : Barter
[Ctrl] + [Arrow Keys] : While accessing another inventory, scroll through that inventory.
[F6] : Quicksave [F7] : Quickload
 : Increase in-game brightness.  : Decrease in-game brightness.  : Rotate character 1 hex clockwise.  : Rotate character 1 hex counterclockwise.  : Display the in-game date and time on the in-game monitor.
[Ctrl] + "V" : Display game version on the in-game monitor.