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How can I disable this scrolling icon?

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Windows 7, Synaptics TouchPad

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let me guess, are you on dell ? –  Lamb Sep 12 '12 at 16:48
yes, i am using a dell laptop. –  Zulakis Sep 12 '12 at 16:58

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According to this forum topic there should be a registry key you can change:


Just add this to registry. Either copy-paste the above text into Notepad, save it as a .reg file and run it, or manually add it using RegEdit (on my system, this value didn't exist, so I had to create it manually). Afterwards, restart SynTPEnh.exe and SynTPHelper.exe (use TaskManager to kill them, then restart them from the Synaptics installation folder, which is usualy C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP). Or simply restart your system.

Registry changes are made with regedit, press Windows + R and type regedit.exe

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I somehow managed to disable this in my old windows installation without modifying any icon files. There must be a way. –  Zulakis Sep 12 '12 at 17:00
And yes, I only want to remove the icon. –  Zulakis Sep 12 '12 at 17:00
Thanks! This did it :-) –  Zulakis Sep 13 '12 at 7:52

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