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October 24, 2004 9:06:02 PM

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How do I stop the automatic balloon pop ups that ask me if I
want to update, check the status of this or that, let me
know (without me asking) the strength of my WiFi, and so forth.

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Anonymous
October 25, 2004 4:54:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Archived info:

"You can disable the balloons by modifying the XP registry. We decided to
write a pair of REG files to turn the balloons on and off. To create the REG
files, run Notepad and enter the code shown below. (Note: where you see
PRESS ENTER HERE, press Enter. Please don't type in PRESS ENTER HERE.)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
PRESS ENTER HERE

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000 PRESS ENTER HERE

Choose File, Save As, and name the file Balloon_off.reg to save it. Now
modify the line "EnableBalloonTips" as shown here.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
PRESS ENTER HERE

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001 PRESS ENTER HERE

Choose File, Save As, and name this file Balloon_on.reg. Click Save and
close Notepad. Now, double-click the new file Balloon_off.reg and click OK
(or YES) in the two dialog boxes that will appear. Restart the computer and
you will not get the balloon help any longer. To get the help back, run
Balloon_on.reg and restart the computer again."



"Michel" <Michel@no.spam.none> wrote in message
news:ejK4mWhuEHA.1712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> How do I stop the automatic balloon pop ups that ask me if I want to
> update, check the status of this or that, let me know (without me asking)
> the strength of my WiFi, and so forth.
Anonymous
October 25, 2004 4:54:48 PM

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Touch Base wrote:
> Archived info:
>
> "You can disable the balloons by modifying the XP registry. We decided to
> write a pair of REG files to turn the balloons on and off. To create the REG
> files, run Notepad and enter the code shown below. (Note: where you see
> PRESS ENTER HERE, press Enter. Please don't type in PRESS ENTER HERE.)
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
> vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000 PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> Choose File, Save As, and name the file Balloon_off.reg to save it. Now
> modify the line "EnableBalloonTips" as shown here.
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
> vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001 PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> Choose File, Save As, and name this file Balloon_on.reg. Click Save and
> close Notepad. Now, double-click the new file Balloon_off.reg and click OK
> (or YES) in the two dialog boxes that will appear. Restart the computer and
> you will not get the balloon help any longer. To get the help back, run
> Balloon_on.reg and restart the computer again."
>
>
>
> "Michel" <Michel@no.spam.none> wrote in message
> news:ejK4mWhuEHA.1712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>How do I stop the automatic balloon pop ups that ask me if I want to
>>update, check the status of this or that, let me know (without me asking)
>>the strength of my WiFi, and so forth.
>
>
>
Nifty, efficient, elegant and convenient!
Thanks a lot.
Related resources
October 26, 2004 5:26:53 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

How To: Turn off the Balloon Tooltips and Pop-ups

Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Advanced/Uncheck Popup
Descriptions for Folder and Desktop Items.

TweakUI/Taskbar/Uncheck Enable Balloon Tips
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Or use this automated edit:

Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All (Row 11)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Disable All includes: Balloon Tips, Folder Contents Info Tips, Explorer
Pop-Ups, Show Info Tips, Start Menu and Notification Area.

To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by
right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.


--
All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP-Shell/User
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


"Touch Base" <animals@thezoo.com> wrote in message
news:e5T442juEHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
> Archived info:
>
> "You can disable the balloons by modifying the XP registry. We decided to
> write a pair of REG files to turn the balloons on and off. To create the
> REG files, run Notepad and enter the code shown below. (Note: where you
> see PRESS ENTER HERE, press Enter. Please don't type in PRESS ENTER HERE.)
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
> vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000 PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> Choose File, Save As, and name the file Balloon_off.reg to save it. Now
> modify the line "EnableBalloonTips" as shown here.
>
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ad
> vanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001 PRESS ENTER HERE
>
> Choose File, Save As, and name this file Balloon_on.reg. Click Save and
> close Notepad. Now, double-click the new file Balloon_off.reg and click OK
> (or YES) in the two dialog boxes that will appear. Restart the computer
> and you will not get the balloon help any longer. To get the help back,
> run Balloon_on.reg and restart the computer again."
>
>
>
> "Michel" <Michel@no.spam.none> wrote in message
> news:ejK4mWhuEHA.1712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> How do I stop the automatic balloon pop ups that ask me if I want to
>> update, check the status of this or that, let me know (without me asking)
>> the strength of my WiFi, and so forth.
>
>
Anonymous
October 27, 2004 2:21:15 PM

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Kelly wrote:
> How To: Turn off the Balloon Tooltips and Pop-ups
>
> Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Advanced/Uncheck Popup
> Descriptions for Folder and Desktop Items.
>
> TweakUI/Taskbar/Uncheck Enable Balloon Tips
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> Or use this automated edit:
>
> Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All (Row 11)
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Disable All includes: Balloon Tips, Folder Contents Info Tips, Explorer
> Pop-Ups, Show Info Tips, Start Menu and Notification Area.
>
> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by
> right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
>
>
Thank you.
Michel
October 28, 2004 4:14:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Most welcome.

--
All the Best,
Kelly

Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP-Shell/User
2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


"Momma" <Momma@cincity.co> wrote in message
news:%23K%23eaiDvEHA.944@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Kelly wrote:
>> How To: Turn off the Balloon Tooltips and Pop-ups
>>
>> Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Advanced/Uncheck Popup
>> Descriptions for Folder and Desktop Items.
>>
>> TweakUI/Taskbar/Uncheck Enable Balloon Tips
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> Or use this automated edit:
>>
>> Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All (Row 11)
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Disable All includes: Balloon Tips, Folder Contents Info Tips, Explorer
>> Pop-Ups, Show Info Tips, Start Menu and Notification Area.
>>
>> To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it
>> and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
>> by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
>>
>>
> Thank you.
> Michel
!