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Balloon Notifications

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pussy2, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Pussy2

    Pussy2 Flightless Bird

    I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    registry'
    I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    a simple method of overcoming this please?
    I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    This response is for disabling but should give the idea to enable.

    HOW TO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307729&sd=tech

    Control Panel-Folder Options-View
    Uncheck "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".

    There's a reg file here:
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm


    11. Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disableall.reg

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm




    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:21:01 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    >that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    >notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    >registry'
    >I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    >all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    >a simple method of overcoming this please?
    >I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou
     
  3. Pussy2

    Pussy2 Flightless Bird

    Thankyou Alan but does the entry have to have a value other than zero. I put
    it as 1 but still not showing the balloons. Thankyou

    "Alan Edwards" wrote:

    > This response is for disabling but should give the idea to enable.
    >
    > HOW TO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307729&sd=tech
    >
    > Control Panel-Folder Options-View
    > Uncheck "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".
    >
    > There's a reg file here:
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    >
    > 11. Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disableall.reg
    >
    > ....Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:21:01 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    > <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    > >that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    > >notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    > >registry'
    > >I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    > >all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    > >a simple method of overcoming this please?
    > >I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou

    > .
    >
     
  4. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    I have the balloon tips without having the item EnableBalloonTips but
    if there it should be 1 in your case. That is also the value that
    Kelly's .vbs file uses.

    Did you try the Control Panel option?

    ....Alan

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:25:01 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Thankyou Alan but does the entry have to have a value other than zero. I put
    >it as 1 but still not showing the balloons. Thankyou
    >
    >"Alan Edwards" wrote:
    >
    >> This response is for disabling but should give the idea to enable.
    >>
    >> HOW TO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307729&sd=tech
    >>
    >> Control Panel-Folder Options-View
    >> Uncheck "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".
    >>
    >> There's a reg file here:
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> 11. Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disableall.reg
    >>
    >> ....Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:21:01 -0700, in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    >> <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    >> >that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    >> >notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    >> >registry'
    >> >I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    >> >all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    >> >a simple method of overcoming this please?
    >> >I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou

    >> .
    >>
     
  5. Pussy2

    Pussy2 Flightless Bird

    Yes have applied the control panel option but no joy. I think I will try a
    third party version before I end up with nothing !!! Thankyou for your help

    "Alan Edwards" wrote:

    > I have the balloon tips without having the item EnableBalloonTips but
    > if there it should be 1 in your case. That is also the value that
    > Kelly's .vbs file uses.
    >
    > Did you try the Control Panel option?
    >
    > ....Alan
    >
    > On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 01:25:01 -0700, in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    > <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Thankyou Alan but does the entry have to have a value other than zero. I put
    > >it as 1 but still not showing the balloons. Thankyou
    > >
    > >"Alan Edwards" wrote:
    > >
    > >> This response is for disabling but should give the idea to enable.
    > >>
    > >> HOW TO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307729&sd=tech
    > >>
    > >> Control Panel-Folder Options-View
    > >> Uncheck "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".
    > >>
    > >> There's a reg file here:
    > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> 11. Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All
    > >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/disableall.reg
    > >>
    > >> ....Alan
    > >> --
    > >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:21:01 -0700, in
    > >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, Pussy2
    > >> <Pussy2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    > >> >that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    > >> >notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    > >> >registry'
    > >> >I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    > >> >all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    > >> >a simple method of overcoming this please?
    > >> >I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  6. sanjacstudent14

    sanjacstudent14 Flightless Bird

    "Pussy2" wrote:

    > I have just downloaded and installed Microsoft Time Zone, a small application
    > that downloaded and installed ok. Now I get a message that says 'Balloon
    > notifications are turned off on this machine and must be turned on in the
    > registry'
    > I have always avoided doing things in the registry, especially when that is
    > all it says. A case of, if not proficient leave well alone. Does anyone know
    > a simple method of overcoming this please?
    > I am running Media Center Edition service pack 3 Thankyou



    - Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
    - Locate the following subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    - Right-click the right side pane, create a new DWORD value, and then name
    it EnableBalloonTips.
    - Double-click EnableBalloonTips, and then give it a value of 1.
    - Close Registry Editor.
    - Log off Windows, and then log back on.
     

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