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  • how to disable yellow balloons ?

    Hi all,

    Is it possible to disable the yellow balloons, on windows xp sp2, that is appearing above the icons on the low bar, that announced network connections status?
    crocus

  • #2
    Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

    Try going into the properties of that specific connection and uncheck the Show notification check boxes at the bottom of the general tab page.

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    • #3
      Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

      I do want to see the icon but not the yellow baloons.
      crocus

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      • #4
        Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

        I think there's a GPO option for that. Did you look?
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

          If you want to be adventurous, you can manually change it. By default (obviously) it is set to dword:00000001

          It is worth a look in this key as it has other annoying (for some) options that can be disabled.

          Code:
          REGEDIT4
          
          [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
          "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
          Copy code to Notepad (or similar) and save with a .reg extension. Backup Registry BEFORE applying this or editing the Registry.
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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          • #6
            Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

            biggles77,

            It is "startbuttonbaloon tip"
            but no matter what value i put in the ballons keep appearing.
            crocus

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            • #7
              Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

              Do a screen shot of what keeps appearing. (Remember to save it as a JPG before you post it.) I am confused as to what "ballon" you are talking about.
              Also note that in
              Code:
              Curre  ntVersion
              there is NOT supposed to be a gap between the e and n.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                The ballon above the network connection on the right.
                Attached Files
                crocus

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                • #9
                  Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                  Is this the only balloon that concerns you or are there others?
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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                  • #10
                    Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                    biggles77,

                    This issue concern me since one of my customers complaint abbout his laptop wireless connection baloon tip that whenever there is no wireless networks this baloon show up, so I beleave that disabling this one will be enough.

                    Thanks for your attention.
                    crocus

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                    • #11
                      Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                      http://www.trilithium.com/johan/

                      Having justified my reasons for considering this an annoyance I went looking for a way to remove it. There does not appear to be any way to get rid of only this balloon tip, although you can disable all balloon tips in Explorer's notification area through a registry modification. If that sounds like a good idea, locate the following key in the registry:
                      http://www.petri.com/disable_balloon...windows_xp.htm
                      Marcel
                      Technical Consultant
                      Netherlands
                      http://www.phetios.com
                      http://blog.nessus.nl

                      MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                      "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                      "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                      "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                      • #12
                        Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                        Thanks Dumber,
                        That did the job.
                        It disable the annoying baloon tips over network facilities and not from the printer condition and hard drives capacity which is exactly what I wanted to accomplish.
                        It is good to have you guys on Petri.
                        crocus

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                        • #13
                          Re: how to disable yellow balloons ?

                          you're welcome
                          Marcel
                          Technical Consultant
                          Netherlands
                          http://www.phetios.com
                          http://blog.nessus.nl

                          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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