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Process name: On screen display drawer

Product: On screen display or Rescue and Recovery or Client Security Solution or Adobe Shockwave or msxml4 sp2 or IBM ThinkPad On Screen Display

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Lenovo Group (lenovo.com) or Lenovo (Japan) (lenovo.com/jp)

File: TPONSCR.exe

This process is installed on ThinkPad laptops from Lenovo (formerly IBM). It implements the onscreen displays that appear when you use function keys to change the system volume, and so forth. It may also be used to configure hotkeys on certain models, to let you control how some functions are activated. This process isn't mandatory for system operation, but is not recommended, as you'll lose important functionality on your machine.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/tponscr.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of TPONSCR.exe: based on 24 votes. Read also the 19 reviews.

  • 1763 users ask for this file. 17 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about TPONSCR.exe:
allows configuration of IBM ThinkPads special hotkeys. kaz
IBM Thinkpad
Allows ThinkPad hotkeys (e.g. volume and mute) top operate. Chris Miles
IBM Thinkpad hotkey operator, totally cushty, no worries mate. Jonno
IBM program to draw volume indicators on screen when using the Volume up/down/mute buttons on a ThinkPad laptop  See also: Link matt
tponscr.exe is installed alongside the drivers for Thinkpad laptops and allows for configuration of the ThinkPads special 'hotkeys'. This program is a non-essential process Baron
shows volume bar, brightness and keys light - configuration ON SCREEN...usefull thing!! don't disable that  See also: Link //bob
Draws the on screen display for the IBM thinkpad hotkeys, but is /not/ necessary for them to function. Faux
Also responsible the on screen display of a ThinkPad's volume level, etc überRegenbogen
The ThinkVantage button will not work for Lenovo users, preventing you from entering a pre-boot Rescue and Recovery operation. Would not remove it if you own a Lenovo.
The tponscr.exe process is used to configure and use the hotkeys found on IBM Thinkpads. If this process is not running the Hotkeys will not work, so unless it is causing problems on your system you should leave this process running.  See also: Link IBM User
Think Pad Utility "Thinkpad on Screen", hence tponscr.. Stephen
Useful, shows the onscreen info for volume,display,presentation etc. No need to disable. srikrishnak
Good file Provided by Lenovo Think Pad Technologies TM. It provides an onscreen display of your volume whenever you use the built in volume buttons. If you get an error every time you use a built in volume key saying that tponscr.exe has crashed but would like to have this onscreen display go to the link in this description.  See also: Link Dylan Jones
This file basically shows you the volume levels, both the pop up and tray icon. Ending this process will prevent the pc from drawing the image(bar, graph etc) and remove the tray icon. Not recommended if you are not sure about keyboard hot keys Shadowcreeper
I have a ThinkPad with this cpu consuming process running Andres
can be either: if it's in '.../program files/lenovo/hotkey' it's the real one, if it's in a window directory and creating a file named 'verison.dll' in the roaming data folder, then it's most likely an adware trojan. right-click the entry in task manager and choose 'open file location' to find out where it is being run from.
This file is only for the graphics that show up when you press a hotkey. Hotkeys still function even if you close this process. This process will often hog your CPU for no apparent reason. Safe to close. David
One of my users uninstalled this thinking it was malware, and now cannot use his function hotkeys (cannot turn off/on Wi-fi) Jim

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