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I have a ThinkPad T61p that is running Vista 32-bit SP2. I program in Eclipse a lot, and I find that when I try to type the code completion hotkey (Ctrl-Space), I often accidentally press the ThinkPad Zoom combination (Fn-Space). This not only causes the screen to switch to 800x600 resolution, but it swaps ALL my running applications back in, and derails whatever train of thought I had.

Does anyone know a way to disable this particular Fn-key combination?

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If this feature is completely useless and you would like to remove it permanently, you can always go to Vista's Control Panel > Programs and Features, and uninstall the Thinkpad Fullscreen Magnifier utility.

That will disable the Fn+Space keyboard combo.

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+1 Man, you're fast :). What's the time in Singapore, btw? –  alex Sep 17 '09 at 20:30
    
@alex oh darn, it's 4:37 in the morning. then again... it's FRRRIIIDDAAAAYY tomorrow!! :) go to work, hang on for the day, and then it's le weekend! –  caliban Sep 17 '09 at 20:38
    
It just became Friday where I live as well :). –  alex Sep 17 '09 at 21:01

Maybe this thread can help. Here's what they say about it:

If you don't plan to use the feature, you can use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall the ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier.

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I was looking to do this with my Lenovo running Windows 7 Pro x64, however, I did not want to uninstall it because I may need it later or another user on the laptop may need it.

So what I did was use the utility "pskill.exe" from SysInternals (Microsoft) and terminate the program "tpscrex.exe" upon login (using a shortcut in the user's Startup programs group).

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