You can easily access the Leopard Dock from the keyboard without any help from your mouse. This is handy for all keyboard commandos.
You can access your Dock, regardless of what application you are running. Non laptops use the following combination on your keyboard:
Macbook and macbook pro owners will need to invoke the fn key as well:
Once the dock is selected, you can use the arrow keys to move to the desired application and and then press the return key to select. You can also type the first letter of the desired app and then hit return (this doesn’t work quite as well if you have multiple apps with the same first letter in the name).
Esc will leave the dock.