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Disable Annoying Networking Balloon Tips in XP
Windows XP frequently displays annoying balloon tips in the task bar when network connection/disconnection events occur. For advanced users who can understand the net-notification icons (and their status) on the taskbar, this hack prevents the distracting balloon tip messages from displaying whenever a network connection/disconnect message occurs.

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[12/30/05 | Discuss (0) | Link to this hack]

You can disable networking event balloon tip notifications by adding a key to the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced In there create a DWORD value called "EnableBalloonTips", it will get the value 0 by default, dont change it. Exit the registry editor then reboot. Networking icons in the taskbar will operate as before (showing connectivity of network/dialup/wireless); however, balloon tips stating connection/disconnection events will no longer be displayed by XP.

See also: Notifications, Balloon Text, Registry hacks, Windows XP

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