Windows 7 Tips : How to disable balloon tips

In the Start Menu, if you hover your pointer over a program for a second , a little message is displayed in a fade  "balloon".  For programs that do not have this feature set up for their shortcut, the "balloon" just tells users where the program is located on their computer.This feature is useful for a beginning computer user. However, it can be another annoyance for more advanced users.
But you can always disable it, because you are an advanced user and not some newbie.
Here are the steps.

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1.Open the Start menu and then type regedit in the search box and press Enter
2. After the Registry Editor has opened, navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_
USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer, and
3. Right-click the entry called ShowInfoTip and select Modify.
4. Set the value to 0 to disable this feature, and click OK.
5. Close the Registry Editor and log off and back on so that the feature can
be removed.

The feature will be disabled once you log on to windows again or restart the machine.

1 comment:

  1. I have been looking for how to do this for my pc for a while now. I agree that this is just another annoyance in Windows, thanks for the help.