Disable Pop-Up Balloons

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:


Download and install the XP TweakUI PowerToy (it's a tiny little app) from the following Website:



Launch TweakUI and select the Taskbar and Start Menu category.


Deselect the "Enable balloon tips" check box, as shown in Figure 14-12.

Figure 15-12. Getting rid of balloon pop-ups.

Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
ISBN: 013167983X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 275
Authors: Brian Culp

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