Changing XP systray balloons timing

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I have asked this once before and got no reply, so i want to ask again.
    Is there any way to put a time limit for XP Home systray ballons. I like these baloons but want the to disappear after few seconds but they stay there for long or until I close them.

    Thanks.
     
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    Sense you like them then I guess disabling them, which I have done, is out of the question. Tried Googleing it using several different word variations on your request. All I find is info on turning them off. Sorry.:doubt:
     
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    Thanks.
    Infact I can safely disable them but only problem is my laptop,s low battery baloon alert. It is vital as I get it so often, otherwise I will just disable them.
     
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    A possible option as far as your low battery warning. Do not know the brand of your lap top or if it has dedicated power management software. In XP you have the option of placing battery icon in your sys tray by the clock. You would just have to remember to check it every once in a while. A possible work around......:rolleyes:
     
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    Ya thanks, But who will check it? lol
    I have battery widget that remain top of all applications, even then it,s the ballon that alerts me in time.
    It,s toshiba with its own software for power management( toshiba power saver).
    Regarding disabling them, did u disabled via tweakui or some other way?
     
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    I kind of like getting my hands greasy once in a while (my old Harley days I guess). I did it manually via regedit.

    "The short of it is - you can disable these balloons by changing this registry key:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\EnableBalloonTips

    To 0

    (You might need to create this DWORD value if it does not already exist)"
     
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    Thanks.
    ATM I will keep them so, however I might need this edit in future.
    I was always annoyed from these ballons but after knowing that there is no way to change their timing I feel just little annoyance.:)
     
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