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  Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – Permalink –

Stop That Ballon!

Turn off pop-ups


There's a hard way and an easy way.

Sort of hard:


Balloon pop-ups typically appear when new programs and hardware are installed, when disk space becomes limited. If you do not want balloon pop-ups to appear, you can prevent them by setting values in the registry.

  1. Go to Start>Run, type Regedit

  2. In the Root list, select HKEY_CURRENT_USER

  3. Find Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

  4. For EnableBalloonTips, the value 2 enables balloon pop-ups and the value 0 disables them.
    For Start_NotifyNewApps, the value 1 enables balloon pop-ups and the value 0 disables them.

  5. Click OK
Note When EnableBalloonTips is disabled, enabling Start_NotifyNewApps has no effect.
Microsoft Developers Network:
 MSDN.Microsoft.com/


And, sort of easy:
  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Choose Properties
  3. Choose the tab Start Menu and then the Customize button
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. Remove the check by "Highlight newly installed programs"
  6. Then OK your way out



[Edited entry from 2/23/2005]


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<Doug Klippert@ 3:26 AM

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