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by JSteinmetz / March 28, 2004 7:35 AM PST

I'm running Windows Xp Home and the little message balloon pops up alot that tells me about my connection speed for the net (I have dsl). How can I get rid of this annoying balloon and can I just get rid of just that one? I just want to make sure if there is another balloon that pops up for something important, I don't want to miss it. Thanks

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Re:message balloon
by Michael Geist / March 28, 2004 7:45 AM PST
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Try the registry edit offered here:

Off the Balloons Tip:
By Raymond



One of the features that's new to XP is the pop-up balloons to let you know that a tour, or hotfix, or network connection (etc.) is available. If you find these simply annoying, you can add the following Registry entry to kill them off for good.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
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.

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Re:message balloon
by glb613 / March 28, 2004 8:07 AM PST
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If you don't want to edit the registry, go to the control panel then folder options. Select view and scroll to the bottom of the list. Uncheck the box for "show popup description for folder and desktop items".

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Re:Re:message balloon
by JSteinmetz / March 28, 2004 5:51 PM PST
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Thanks!!! I appreciate the help. Jeff

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Re:message balloon
by electric / March 29, 2004 6:07 AM PST
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Go to www.kellys korner.com (do a google search).
there are about 300 fixes. I used the ballon fix,It worked great.It changes your registry for you.

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