View Full Version : Removing information dialogues...?

05-01-2003, 06:25 AM
I read somewhere that it is possible to get rid of the annoying information dialogues that appear in Windows XP

eg: the one that pops up to tell you that you have successfully connected to teh internet and what the connection speed is - it is like a speech bubble that hangs around the connection icon in the menu bar.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to getting rid of this? I saw the info in a magazine recently but can't for the life of me find it again

Thanks for your help!


Jim B
05-01-2003, 07:18 AM
If you find these simply annoying, you can add the following Registry entry to kill them off for good.

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer \Advanced
Name: EnableBalloonTips
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

If you later decide that you want the balloons back, you can delete the entry, or set its value to 1. As always, please use caution and frequent backups when editing the Registry.

05-01-2003, 07:52 AM
thanks heaps Jim B

once you told me what the annoying things are called (a huge help) i was able to use Tweak UI to disable them.

Your help is much appreciated