When I updated to Windows 10 it installed the latest Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo W520. I tried to remove the driver but Windows brought it back with the next round of updates.

This particular driver registers a global keyboard hook on Alt+Shift+L to generate and show its log file. However, as long time user of Resharper, I was already using that keyboard shortcut regularly while running Visual Studio.

I don’t want to see the Synaptics log file, ever. I don’t even use the touchpad. I tried disabling it in the “Device Manager.” Does anyone know how to kill the Synaptics global keyboard hook?


2 Answers 2


From here:

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SynTP\Parameters\Debug /v DumpKernel /d 00000000 /t REG_DWORD /f

Then reboot the computer.

  1. I tried with uninstallation of synaptics driver uninstall completely
  2. then restarted my device
  3. installed driver taken from official website of my laptop.

woww... issue gone .

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .