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Process name: tphkmgr.exe

Product: On Screen Display or IBM ThinkPad On Screen Display or Rescue and Recovery or vitalsource KEY or Client Security Solution or Sybase ASE

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Company: Lenovo (lenovo.com)

File: TPHKMGR.exe


The ThinkPad Hotkey Manager is a process that looks for and interprets the special "FN" function key commands on ThinkPad laptops from Lenovo (formerly IBM). These keys implement many of the essential extra functions that are needed on notebooks, such as raising or lowering screen brightness, enabling external video output and so forth.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/tphkmgr.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of TPHKMGR.exe: based on 23 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

  • 2336 users ask for this file. 15 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about TPHKMGR.exe:
tphkmgr.exe is a system utilities task installed onto IBM Thinkpad laptops. It allows the configuration of the FN keys your IBM Thinkpad laptop Stefan Schaefer
This is the IBM ThinkPad HotKey Manager process.  See also: Link Kevin Brown
IBM Thinkpad DKuce187
Thinkpad Hotkey Manager Perseus
IBM ThinkPad file gojo
ThinkPad Hotkey Manager - installed on ibm thinkpads
IBM Thinkpad A21e: Necessary for the "Thinkpad" key (opens the IBM system support program) as well as the vol/mute buttons and all FN keys (Brightness, overhead light, sleep, hibernate, etc.) Foxfur
Standard Installation on Thinkpads Phillip
Allows Hoykeys to work
IBM Thinkpad file. When I stop it, nothing important was happened. Think, It can be removed safely. Alex Zigman
Hotkey-Manager on ThinkPad sportsman
Whenever i turn on my computer, the cpu usage suddenly shoots up to 100% disabling anymore processes. What i did was terminated the process tphkmgr.exe. To my surprise, my computer started running normally. Everytime I ran my computer i had to terminate the process as it slows down my computer very much. Ekkay
This file is not only found on IBM Thinkpads. Lenovo uses IBM software as well. I found this process on a Lenovo 3000 V100. The link shows LKenovo uses Thinkpad Technology.  See also: Link JYNX1973
The tphkmgr.exe process is installed by default on IBM Thinkpad computers. It allows various functions of your IBM notebook to be controlled using the blue Fn keys. If you use the blue Fn keys on your Notebook, you should leave this process running. Otherwise, if it is causing problems for your system you should terminate the tphkmgr.exe process.  See also: Link IBM User
The Fn key works after terminating the TPHKMGR. The process consumed 60% of my CPU and froze my TP. I think it is a rouge process Rajkiran Guru
tphkmgr.exe is a system utilities task installed onto IBM Thinkpad laptops. It allows the configuration of the FN keys your IBM Thinkpad laptop. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.  See also: Link Wormsworth

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