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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?

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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.

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