- alt + up / down (or alt + left / right) navigate the breadcrumb trail from the keyboard
- ctrl + l switches the breadcrumb trail for a more traditional address box and gives focus
- F9 disables / restores the left panel
- apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal provides an "open terminal" option in the right click menu
Not very exciting, but at least I'll remember it next time I have to install a system now...