Windows – Disable Balloon Tips


Windows task bar balloons are a constant annoyance for me.  Today I finally took the time to hunt down the correct registry tweaks to permanently disable them.

balloon

To disable balloon tips in the notification area, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the following subkey:
  3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  4. Right-click the right side pane, create a new DWORD value, and then name it EnableBalloonTips.
  5. Double-click EnableBalloonTips, and then give it a value of 0.
  6. Close Registry Editor.
  7. Log off Windows, and then log back on.

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;307729

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