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    Shutoff ballon help? (Home SP1)

    How do I shut off all the balloon help?

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    Re: Shutoff ballon help? (Home SP1)

    Can you be a little more specific, please? For example, in Folder Options, View there is a check box for popup descriptions that you can turn off. I think you may be talking about more than that however. Also the TweakUI program in MS PowerToys for XP has other places you can choose (or not).

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    Re: Shutoff ballon help? (Home SP1)

    Bruce,

    If you mean the "balloon tips" you see when you hover over an icon, you can disable them with a registry addition. ( if you are comfortable with reg changes. )
    This from a MS help item.
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    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
    Navigate to the following subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerAdvanced

    Right-click the right pane, create a new DWORD value, and then name it EnableBalloonTips.
    Double-click this new entry, and then give it a hexadecimal value of 0.
    Quit Registry Editor. Log off Windows, and then log back on.
    These steps disable all Notification Area balloon tips for this user. There is no way to disable balloon tips for specific programs only
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    There are also a few XP utilities that have this enabledisable feature in them, if you don't care to go the reg route.
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    Re: Shutoff ballon help? (Home SP1)

    TweakUI has a check box under Taskbar and Start menu called "Enable ballon tips". This maps to the registry here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerAdvanced
    "EnableBaloonTips"=DWORD

    00000001 = yes
    00000000 = no

    So, you can use TweakUI or the registry entry described by viking33.

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