Where does Windows XP Pro Keep System Tray Notications Configuration Settings

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As the title states can someone tell me where exactly in the registry (I believe) does Windows XP keep the settings for the System Tray Notification Settings ? In particular I would like to know where the settings for Hiding or Showing the balloon tips for each application typically found at the bottom right corner of the screen are kept ? I've taken a screen shot of a notification which I am trying to describe please see this link. Sorry the auto link feature for this post was not working for my browser.

http://web.ncf.ca/~eh936/temp1/Xp-System-Tray-Notifcation.bmp

Any help would be appreciated
 

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Last updated June 9, 2019 Views 489 Applies to:

you can not change the ballon notices individually, except through the program itself.

 

in the registry you can either turn off ALL  or none:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307729

you will be editing the registry and it will turn off all balloon notices.

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you can not change the ballon notices individually, except through the program itself.

 

in the registry you can either turn off ALL  or none:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307729

you will be editing the registry and it will turn off all balloon notices.

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Thank you Elizabeth23.

I did follow the instructions from the link you had provided above. The article does indicate that it does apply to Windows XP Professional but I could not find the key (EnableBalloonTips) in my registry. However at this same path there was a key called StartButtonBalloonTip. Also I also found the following registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify\BalloonTip

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

Can someone verify whether their copy of Windows XP Pro or equivalent does have this registry key I've noted here below ?

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

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you are going to CREATE the Dword  see picture

 

1. right click on Advanced

2. go to new

3. dword value

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1. in box you will type in EnableBalloonTips        (just like that, no spaces)

2. click on an open space

3. you now have a listing EnableBalloonTips

4. right click on this and choose modify

5. type in the box  0  (zero)

 

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I do not have that key in my xp pro, since I do not want to disable my notifications.

 

I do have the other two you mentioned, tray notify and start button, these are not the same as what you are creating.

 

However, I would not change any other listing except the one that is listed in the support doc.

 

and you should backup your registry also:

 

coutesy of Jose Ibarra:

Here is a link to a popular registry backup tool:

 

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

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when you close the registry, close out thru the file menu, and also reboot your pc.

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you are going to CREATE the Dword  see picture

 

1. right click on Advanced

2. go to new

3. dword value

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1. in box you will type in EnableBalloonTips        (just like that, no spaces)

2. click on an open space

3. you now have a listing EnableBalloonTips

4. right click on this and choose modify

5. type in the box  0  (zero)

 

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I do not have that key in my xp pro, since I do not want to disable my notifications.

 

I do have the other two you mentioned, tray notify and start button, these are not the same as what you are creating.

 

However, I would not change any other listing except the one that is listed in the support doc.

 

and you should backup your registry also:

 

coutesy of Jose Ibarra:

Here is a link to a popular registry backup tool:

 

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

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when you close the registry, close out thru the file menu, and also reboot your pc.


Thanks very much Elizabeth.

You have been very helpful. I do have one more question to ask of you. When you right click over the Start menu and choose Properties you get the Start Menu and Task Bar window. In there you can customize one or all of the applications that have a system tray icon and that also display a balloon tip notification. So why does the Registry not show all of each of these applications and allow you to customize any of them as opposed to all or nothing  ?

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That is XP, cannot change it.

 

some programs allow you to change the settings, but once you have edited the registry, you will not get any notifications from any program.

 

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the taskbar customizations are for showing or not showing the ICON, nothing about notifications.

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That is XP, cannot change it.

 

some programs allow you to change the settings, but once you have edited the registry, you will not get any notifications from any program.

 

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the taskbar customizations are for showing or not showing the ICON, nothing about notifications.

Actually the taskbar customizations are not for showing or not showing the system tray icons they are for showing or hiding the notifications. I would be happy to show you a picture of the Windows XP Taskbar Customization window. Having said that I have tried making changes to these settings and the icon does not disappear. Even if the "Always Hide" setting is chosen for a particular program the icon still is displayed at the bottom of the screen but the notifications are turned off.

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if the taskbar customizations are not working, please run the following, and tell me what is your current antivirus:

 

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All (Ctrl-A), Copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) the information back here in your next reply.

You can edit out any personal information.

 

Download, install, update and do full scan with these free malware detection programs:

 

Malwarebytes (MBAM):   http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS):  http://www.superantispyware.com/

 

Remove all found, reboot, and run again until scans run clean, these can be removed afterwards if you so choose.

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also which program is not responding to your wish to always hide?

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if the taskbar customizations are not working, please run the following, and tell me what is your current antivirus:

 

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All (Ctrl-A), Copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) the information back here in your next reply.

You can edit out any personal information.

 

Download, install, update and do full scan with these free malware detection programs:

 

Malwarebytes (MBAM):   http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS):  http://www.superantispyware.com/

 

Remove all found, reboot, and run again until scans run clean, these can be removed afterwards if you so choose.

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also which program is not responding to your wish to always hide?


Actually when I turn off the notifications for any icon located in the system tray the notifications do stop. I think right now it is working but I just wanted to know where in the registry does it allow you to manually make changes to the any of the system tray icons with respect to their notifications. With your help I found that its not possible to modify the settings for any particular notification in the registry and that its an all or nothing deal.

Anyways I'm using Nod32 (ESET) Version 6, It has the latest signature files updated as of today. Here is the information you asked for.

OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    ABC-6A19026436B
System Manufacturer    System Manufacturer
System Model    System Name
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    XXXXX Software, Inc. ASUS XXXX ACPI BIOS Revision XXXX, XXXXXX
SMBIOS Version    2.3
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name    ABC-6A19026436B\XXXX
Time Zone    Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory    2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    1.47 GB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    3.85 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys

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okey dokey, you are good to go.

 

if something is not acting right I always run scans to see if malware is sneaking around. :)

 

 

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