are you using stuff like,f1-f12,and shift/ctrl modifiers?
I use the keypad on the right side of the board rather than the letter keys, so I only use the four closest function keys, and I'm using insert, del, home, end, page up / down and so forth. I don't use modifiers, but I probably will once I'm more comfortable with the scenarios.
I play with an inverted mouse also, so don't take my binding advice.
edit: is there a way to turn cover bar off permanently?i turn it off but it comes back every 5-10 minutes
It's bugged. You have to disable it every time you change planets or log. Forgetting to do so has nearly killed me on several occasions.