Disable balloon tips in Windows 7

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Balloon tips (the text you see when you hover over an icon) are great for beginners, but they can get pretty annoying.

Here is how to disable balloon tips in Windows 7:

Copy the following text into an editor, save it as disabletips.reg and double click it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
 "ShowInfoTip"=dword:00000000
 "FolderContentsInfoTip"=dword:00000000
 "StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:00000000
 "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
 "ShowInfoTip"=dword:00000000
 "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
 "StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:00000000
 "FolderContentsInfoTip"=dword:00000000

Answer with yes when you get asked if you want to import this file into the registry.



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