xp ballons

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kev59, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    how do i turn off the annoying xp ballons
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
    Pop that in a .reg file, then run it, or navigate to the key manually :)
     
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  3. Cen0x™

    Cen0x™ OSNN Fanatic.

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    lol speedy_b was faster then me nvm :)
     
  4. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    how do i do that
     
  5. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    1.open notepad
    2. copy the given code
    3. paste it into notepad
    4. save as balloons.reg
    5. close notepad
    6. double click on balloons.reg
    7. click Yes
    8. you're done :)
     
  6. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    it says i carn't
     
  7. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    log in as administrator
     
  8. kev59

    kev59 OSNN Senior Addict

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    i did
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Download tweakui for XP. There is an option in there to turn it off.
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Unless you change the "save as type" to all files it would have added the txt extension to the end of what you saved so you end up with balloons.reg.txt instead of balloons.reg like you need.
     
  11. the_scotsman

    the_scotsman Shaken Not Stirred

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  12. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    disable balloon tips; from regedit;
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    then set the value of 'EnableBalloonTips' to 0.
     
  13. Zaphod1620

    Zaphod1620 OSNN Junior Addict

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    If you are using XP Pro, go into the Group Policy editor (enter "gpedit.msc" in the run dialog box) and navigate to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar. Enable the "Remove Balloon Tips from Start Menu Items"

    -Zaphod