Patron controls are as straightforward as they get. You can do everything using the mouse, but using a keyboard + mouse combo is of course faster, and likely more enjoyable.
That pretty much covers the basics. Let's look at some of the more important shortcuts.
- Jobs board - [J]
- Cycle grid - [G]
- Toggle trees rendering [T]
- Research panel - [U]
- Jump camera to the Town center - [H]
- Toggle Annual panel - [O]
- Set time speed - 
- Toggle time pause - [Space]
All of the shortcuts above can be remapped, either in the game Launcher or in the in-game options panel.