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Taskbar Icon Balloons Not Appearing


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#1 j54ams

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:25 PM

I reinstalled windows xp media center 2005 after installing a new hard drive.
After doing so, the information balloons in the taskbar doesn't appear, just
get popping sound. For instance, when using the safely remove hardware, I
don't get the balloon stating it's safe to remove. Only hear the popping
sound. When resting the cursor over an icon, I get the name of the program
and right clicking brings up the menu. But, I can't get the information
balloon.
I read a tip to log off and log back on to fix it but it didn't work. Any suggestions?

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:28 PM

Have a look at this one

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=789619

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:35 PM

Tried it and it didn't work. Just got the pop sound again when I right clicked on the icon (in taskbar)and selected Fix ToolTips. When I tried it from the desktop icon, I get a message about older version of scripts running, click OK to replace. Then nothing happens. Thanks, anyway!
Any other ideas?

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:36 PM

Hi j54ams

That tip works if your popups are hiding behind the taskbar.
The only other suggestion I have is to check in Folder Options.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:39 PM

That didn't help me either. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:26 PM

Solved my problem with TweakUI. There is a setting to select "enable balloon tips." Thanks to all who tried to help me!

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:45 PM

start --> run --> regedit
navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
in that folder there should be a BallonTip key and its value should be 1
if the key is not there click Edit --> New --> DWORD Value and call it BalloonTip and set its value to 1
base is hexidecimal
do not screw with anything else in there, this is your windows registry




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