They're everywhere: pop-up messages. But these pop-up messages are like a Cristo and Jeanne-Claude art exhibitbeautiful to some, grating to others. For example, there's one that pops up all the time when you've connected or are trying to connect to a wireless network, as shown in Figure 14-11.
Figure 14-11. One of XP's many pop-up balloons.
If you find these offensive rather than beautiful, you can easily turn off XP's pop-up reminders with a PowerToy called TweakUI. Here's how:
Figure 15-12. Getting rid of balloon pop-ups.