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Windows 7: Notification area pop up bubbles - disable fade effect?

23 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Notification area pop up bubbles - disable fade effect?

Hi,
OS is actually Windows 7 starter on a netbook.

When an icon in the notification area wants to tell me something, it makes a pale yellow speech bubble thing.
The fade-in and fade-out effect is very distracting.

Can I disable it somehow?

Can I change the duration of these notifications?

thanks

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23 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Silmeria,

I don't like the fade effect either. You can uncheck all fade options in the Visual Effects in the tutorial below, and click on OK to stop that.
Visual Effects Settings - Change
The tutorial below can help show you how to set how long you want notifications to stay open for.
Notifications - Change How Long to Stay Open
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh, forgot to mention.
I've already ticked "Best performance".
Strange... if I put it to custom, it enables a couple of options.
If I tick them, and press apply/ok, close and re-open, they will be ticked again.

Is there a limitation in Windows 7 starter that makes some options forced?

As for the duration, yes, I knew about that.
I was hoping to set it to like, <1 second. Though that article says that 5 seconds is the minimum, so bah.
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23 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah hah!
Thanks for pointing me to that link.

When I tried to do it via poking at the registry, Windows gave a "lol u no permissions" error.

My user only had read access to the registry folder:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
and thus could not change the values properly.

Right clicking (left pane) that folder and setting the permissions fixed this.

Now I can disable everything using any method. Hooray!
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23 Nov 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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