balloon be gone?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Lars M. Hansen, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Anyone know if it's possible to prevent that annoying balloon from
    popping up telling you which wireless network you are connected to when
    using the Windows wireless configuration?

    Lars M. Hansen
    www.hansenonline.net
    Remove "bad" from my e-mail address to contact me.
    "If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?"
     
    Lars M. Hansen, Aug 29, 2004
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    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Lars M. Hansen mused:
    |
    | Anyone know if it's possible to prevent that annoying balloon from
    | popping up telling you which wireless network you are connected to when
    | using the Windows wireless configuration?

    I've been combing the web looking for this same answer this last week.
     
    mhicaoidh, Aug 29, 2004
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    Steve Caple Guest

    I've been forced to follow time honored advice for dealing with pests:
    ignore it and it will go away.
     
    Steve Caple, Aug 29, 2004
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  4. go to network connections and unclick "notify me then connection is
    awailable" at the bottom.
     
    big hole in the head, Aug 29, 2004
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  5. On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 17:58:57 -0400, big hole in the head spoketh
    Doesn't have that anymore. That may have been pre-SP2. Now it says
    "notify me when this connection is limited or no connectivity".

    The only way to get rid of it is to disable showing the icon in the
    systray, but I'd rather keep the icon...

    Lars M. Hansen
    http://www.hansenonline.net
    (replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)
     
    Lars M. Hansen, Aug 29, 2004
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    Louie Guest

    Lars,

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307729&Product=winxp

    This works in SP1, not sure about SP2. HTH
     
    Louie, Aug 30, 2004
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    mhicaoidh Guest

    mhicaoidh, Aug 30, 2004
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  8. Lars M. Hansen

    Louie Guest

    Sorry 'bout that. It works on my Gateway Essential 866. I'll Google some
    more and see what I can come up with.
     
    Louie, Aug 30, 2004
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  9. Download the TweakUI tool from:
    <http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-
    b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe>

    Click on Taskbar in the lefthand pane, and uncheck 'Enable balloon
    tips' on the right.

    Hope this helps

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    Richard Perkin, Aug 31, 2004
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  10. On 31 Aug 2004 01:09:06 GMT, Richard Perkin spoketh
    I have a distinct feeling that'll do just about the same as the registry
    hack mentioned before. It'll disable all the balloons, not just the ones
    specific to the wireless service.

    Lars M. Hansen
    www.hansenonline.net
    Remove "bad" from my e-mail address to contact me.
    "If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?"
     
    Lars M. Hansen, Aug 31, 2004
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    Louie Guest

    Didn't realize it before, but X-Setup (www.xteq.com) by Xteq Systems has a
    way to disable XP's "balloon tips". Again, this works on my particular PC.
    YMMV

    If you decide to D/L and install, after starting the program, choose
    "Classic" mode. Entry is under "Appearance", "Interface", "Tool
    Tips/Balloon Tips", "Windows XP Balloon Tips". Uncheck the box on top
    right. Restart your PC. HTH
     
    Louie, Aug 31, 2004
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  12. Lars M. Hansen

    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Richard Perkin mused:
    |

    | Download the TweakUI tool from:

    You know, I knew TweakUI had that setting, but I couldn't find it. Your
    description of clicking on the left pane menu jogged my memory ... for some
    reason, on this laptop, TweakUI installs the older version. The one with
    the tabs clustered on the top. I have downloaded it from MS, and from
    another site. The other site had a screen shot showing the correct
    interface ... but that's not what I get.

    On my main XP install box, I have TweakUI in the Administrator Tools,
    and it looks right. On this laptop, it is in the main Control Panels group,
    and looks like the old TweakUI. The difference was it was installed on my
    main box *before* SP2, and *after* SP2 on the laptop. Perhaps the installer
    has a bad OS version verification.

    But, Lars, you are correct. This setting in TweakUI disabled *all*
    balloons.
     
    mhicaoidh, Aug 31, 2004
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  13. Didn't work for my Dell Latitude D600 laptop (WinXPsp1) either. I
    thought I saw something about those 'popups' in the Windows Taskbar(?)
    configuration, but I can't find it any more...
     
    William P.N. Smith, Aug 31, 2004
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    John Lalicker, Sep 2, 2004
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  15. you can do this with tweakUI from MS....its under annoyance/paranoia
    settings
     
    John Lalicker, Sep 2, 2004
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