We just released another Fix it Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Fix it disables notification balloon tips as described in KB 307729.
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I have tried to disable microsoft narrator. Please send information on how to keep it from popping up everytime I start my computer.
Excellent. Worked exactly as explained and prevented any further of those balloon messages from appearing. I can understand how they may be useful to some but the constant barrage about Wireless, VPN, etc was getting too much ;-)
is there a way to do this process in reverse so that i can have the tips i need for my calculator renabled? I am using windows vista in case that matters.
Is there a way to turn off the annoying info tip that appears when I place the cursor in the search bar or any field on a web form? The toop tip flashes while the cursor is there and interferes with typing in the data. Win XP Pro and IE8
Thanks for posting the positive feedback and I'm glad to hear that the Fix it helped you.
This was awesome! The "Fix it for me" downloaded quickly and fixed it for me without much intervention, thus avoiding any anxiety of editing the registry.
The entire concept of 'Fix It' is cool and I am very glad to see that Microsoft is acknowledging that not all of it's "cool" features are needed by everybody, thus allowing users to choose for themselves. This is a welcome change and I thank the Microsoft team who are trying to make things easier for their consumers.
"Fix it live" an excellent rapid solution, well done.
Hopefully this works, if so it is much better than messing with regedit, so thanks!
After a few weeks the balloon tips returned. Reinstalled this fix and after a few days the balloon tips were back once again. Using Vista