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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎02-06-2012
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

I'm using a Lenovo U300s.  Overall it's a solid laptop, but there's one thing that's really bothering me.

 

I use the shortuct combination, CTRL+SHIFT+T, quite often.  It's supposed to re-open the most recently closed tab in Firefox, Chrome, and IE.

 

Unfortunately, on my U300s, it opens up some screen whose function seems to be to select a desktop image.  I'm not very clear what this screen is supposed to do, but it's clearly not nearly as useful as re-opening the most recently closed tab.

 

Is there any way to disable this?

 

Thanks,

Andrew

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Registered: ‎07-13-2009
Location: USA
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

One thing to check is the graphics driver
Advanced settings, if Intel.

It has shortcuts, which you can disable.
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎03-19-2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

I am having the same problem.  I use the Eclipse IDE for java development and I need to have CTRL-SHIFT-R and CTRL-SHIFT-T to lookup resources and classes by name.  I could rebind it, or use the file menu for this, but being able to use the shortcut I've been using for the past 10 years is far more desireable.

 

Why would I even want a short cut to access notes or to change my desktop background?  Really this is useless and annoying, tell me how to turn these off or I'm may have to send the laptop back.

Blue Screen Again
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

Thanks for the graphic driver tip, but that's not it.  I disabled hotkeys from the Intel Control Center program, but Ctrl+Shift+T still brings up the desktop background toggle.

 

Seriously, this is very annoying.  CTRL+Shift+T is one of the most common shortcuts across internet browsers--Chrome, Firefox, etc.  I will not purchase a Lenovo again if there is no fix.

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎03-19-2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

The TouchZone.exe process in TaskManager is responsible for intercepting these shortcuts. Killing the process fixes the problem, but I'm not sure what else this is disabling or how to uninstall it so I don't have to do this everytime I boot the system.
Blue Screen Again
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

THANKS, that's a very helpful tip.  Works for me.  

 

Disabling it hasn't caused any problems so far.  I'll post here if I do get problems.

 

I don't reboot all that often, so it's not too big a hassle killing the process when it bothers me.  

 

Looks like these are instructions to remove it from startup? http://windowsvc.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=windowsvc&wr_id=20821&page=95

 

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Registered: ‎03-19-2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

I tried out the script from the page you linked and it worked for me.  Thanks.

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎10-23-2012
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

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I have the Lenovo y580 (win7x64)

 

here the touchzone.exe is hidden as SynLenovoGestureMgr.exe in %Program Files%\Synaptics\SynTP\

 

Click start-> type msconfig->click enter-> go to the tab system start and disable "SynGestureAPISampleApp"

 

Restart and the touchzone.exe doesnt start Smiley Wink

 

 update:

another way:

 

Click start-> type regedit->click enter->

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTPEnh\OSD\TouchPad\AppProfiles\Lenovo Gesture Manager

and remove the "directory"

go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Lenovo\Intelligent Touchpad

and remove the "directory"

 

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
Location: Colombia
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

For disabling ctrl+shift+R temporarily:

 

1. Open Task Manager (ctrl+shift+supr)

2. Remove process TouchZone

 

For disabling ctrl+shift+R permanently

 

1. Click start, type msconfig, click enter

2. Go to the tab startUp and disable "Intelligent Touchpad"

 

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Registered: ‎02-06-2014
Location: Argentina
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Re: CTRL+SHIFT+T - What does this hotkey do, and how can you disable it?

Thank you so much for your help! This shortcut is essential! Smiley Happy