turing off yellow tips bubble..

Discussion in 'Windows XP Basics' started by pwr cybernautics, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Hi everybody..

    Annoying annoying annoying.. that's about all I can say about those stupid
    yellow help bubbles that pop up everytime I move my mouse over something in
    XP for example icons, they tell me what it does or where it's located. So
    how do I turn those stupid idiot bubbles off?

    thanks for any help,

    paul
     
    pwr cybernautics, Jul 9, 2003
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    Hitman Guest

    Hi paul!
    there is a tool which will help.
    it´s called "TWEAK UI".
    http://download.com.com/3000-2341-10002117.html?
    legacy=cnet
    download this program and install it.
    then start it and config. your system!!
    i hope i could help,

    Hitman
     
    Hitman, Jul 9, 2003
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    Torden Guest

    Actually, I would recommend using the lastest Microsoft version of TweekUI,
    2.00.1.0. It, and the other powertoys are designed and work for both XP Pro
    and Home.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

    There are a number of other very usefull programs at this location. I
    particularly appreciate the graphing calculator.


    Hi paul!
    there is a tool which will help.
    it´s called "TWEAK UI".
    http://download.com.com/3000-2341-10002117.html?
    legacy=cnet
    download this program and install it.
    then start it and config. your system!!
    i hope i could help,

    Hitman
     
    Torden, Jul 9, 2003
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    sqr Guest

    If you do not want to downlaod XP powertoys then you can do this to turn off
    balloon tips in applications that support XP Themes:

    A: Start Regedit
    B: Go to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advance
    d\
    C: Create a DWORD value of EnableBalloonTips
    D: Give it a value of 0

    0 is for disable
    1 is for enable
     
    sqr, Jul 9, 2003
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  5. While in there also change ShowInfoTip to 0. Good luck.
     
    The Revernd XP, Jul 9, 2003
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    Danny Bleu Guest

    I understood it perfectly. What part of concept don't you understand?

    While in where? Apparently you have no concept or know how to quote a post
    you're responding to.
     
    Danny Bleu, Jul 10, 2003
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  7. TweekUI, ok looks good but where do i find the option to turn off those
    annoying bubbles..?

    paul
     
    pwr cybernautics, Jul 10, 2003
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  8. Wellllll.....???

    so where in TweekUI do i turn off those annoying yellow bubbles..????? I've
    looked everywhere and found nothing..!!
    paul
     
    pwr cybernautics, Jul 12, 2003
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  9. Hi,

    I think the poster was referring to the Taskbar setting in TweakUI (uncheck
    "enable balloon tips"). You may also want to read this:

    HOW TO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP [Q307729]
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307729

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x

    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
     
    Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers, Jul 12, 2003
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  10. Thanks Rick,
    Found the setting you were talking about in TweekUI but it had absolutly no
    effect on the Taskbar. Then checked out that how-to article about disabling
    balloon tips in XP, gave it a try and it too had absolutly no effect
    either..!! So will I be eternally reminded of what everything is on my
    desktop even though I already know what everything does...?

    paul


     
    pwr cybernautics, Jul 12, 2003
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    Sharon F Guest

    Right click the taskbar item.
    Not perfect solutions but the following suggestions should help a bit:

    -- Folder Options> View: Towards the bottom of the list, uncheck box for
    "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items.

    -- In any shortcut's properties, edit the comments. If you remove all of
    the comments a path is displayed instead. If you add a single
    punctuation mark such as a period, you'll still get a yellow popup but
    it will be very small.

    Sharon F
    MS MVP [Shell/User]

     
    Sharon F, Jul 12, 2003
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  12. BINGO...!!!

    Thanks Sharon, that's the one that work..!!! :)

    paul


     
    pwr cybernautics, Jul 12, 2003
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