Okay, there will be more I am sure, but here is an awesome trick.
Is there any program you see yourself running and exiting a lot? For me, it has to be notepad. Between incessant CTRL+C's and CTRL+V's, it is incredibly helpful to store that connection string, ip address, or peice of code in notepad.
So, how do you run Notepad? CTRL+ESC, type "notepad" hit "enter"? Hmm .. okay try this ...
1. Click the "Start" button, and then click on "All Programs", and under "Accessories" find "Notepad", Right click Properties on that sucker (Shown Below).
2. Give it a shortcut key as shown below.
3. Hit "OK".
Now, while in your favorite program (Visual Studio? MS Word?), hit the shortcut key.
WALLA !! NOTEPAD :-)