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Disable Balloon Tips? RRS feed

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  • Anyone know how to disable notification area/taskbar balloon tips on Win7?  Methods which work for previous OS (XP Regedit: KB 307729 or Vista:gpedit) don't get rid of those pesky little blobs.  In particular the one that annoys the most is the balloon which appears when you move the mouse cursor over the start button..."Start", As if I don't know what that is.   Are there actually people in the world so dim who couldn't figure out what that round button with the Microsoft logo does less the cloud hanging overhead?

    Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:24 AM

Answers

  • The method in the KB is the only way to disable the tips. What tips do you receive when moving the mouse to Taskbar? If you could find the reason may be we could get rid of the tip. You may capture a screenshot when it appears, then submit the screenshot in SkyDrive of your Live Space. Please give us the direct link and then we can access it.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Thursday, August 6, 2009 4:52 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:37 AM

All replies

  • The method in the KB is the only way to disable the tips. What tips do you receive when moving the mouse to Taskbar? If you could find the reason may be we could get rid of the tip. You may capture a screenshot when it appears, then submit the screenshot in SkyDrive of your Live Space. Please give us the direct link and then we can access it.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Thursday, August 6, 2009 4:52 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:37 AM
  • Thank you for your answer but MrBrian200 is specifically asking for the Win7 fix not a KB for XP.  So are you saying that KB 307729 is now also for Win7 or that there is no way to fix it in Win7.  Please advise.  Thank you.
    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:45 PM