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Windows 7: Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons

11 Mar 2012   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ksanger,

No problem, you can right click on the downloaded REG file and click on Edit to open it Notepad to see what changes it makes and where in the registry. :)

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27 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks , it's work for me , but i want ask something , how the notification disable? i didn't disable it did you have any idea why suddenly disable itself? already 2 times like this, and if we randomly add register (Enable_Notification.reg) like that, can damaged our OS ?
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27 Mar 2012   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello sle3pingz,

I'm happy to hear that it enabled it for you again. :)

It's not going to hurt anything to use either REG files since all it will do is to either enable or disable balloon notifications.

Do you have any all in one tweaking type programs installed that may include the option to enable/disable balloon notifications, and may have mistakenly set it to disabled them?
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27 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

i don't know , maybe some program i install, but isn't balloon notification is microsoft tools? why install other programs can disable it?
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27 Mar 2012   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I suppose since a all-in-one tweaking type program just has a bunch of settings that allows you to be able to change them faster in one place instead of normally in Windows. Personally, I prefer to just change them myself since these type of programs usually tend to cause more issues for one reason or another.
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08 Apr 2012   #15


Thanks, it helped me a lot.
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08 Apr 2012   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Krtislav. :)
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08 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi - I know this is an older thread, yet this entire forum has been SUCH a great help in my conversion from a lean/mean XP
to a win7 that's getting closer each day because of all the tips/tweaks here - so Thank You very much!

Just wanted to add, for anyone else having these problems --
in addition to the initial procedures (I chose to set it via the Group Policy on win7 Professional),
I had to go into the system tray "Customize Notifications" ,
and then select "Windows host process(Rundll32)" - Show icon and notification" ,
before the balloon would popup properly as I wanted.

Anyone that's had real data corruption due to not following the "proper-official" removal protocol,
knows how important that final visual confirmation is, to remove the paranoia.

And for any of the lucky ones who maintain .... "why, that never happens to ME!
I can remove all sorts of drives while wrestling alligators w/ my bare hands!"
[as one of my smart*ss know-it-all friends said]

..... then, I'm really really happy for you .... maybe I can take YOUR seminar some day
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09 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Professional x64

Is there a way to turn off the balloons JUST for printing? I'm in an office with the printer nearby and I don't really need a balloon pop up for every single document I send to the printer.

*Edit* nevermind I think I got it:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by some blog commenter
From the Windows 7 Start menu, click Devices and Printers. The appropriate dialog box opens, but its toolbar contains only "Add a device" and "Add a printer."

Click a printer, and "Print server properties" appears on the toolbar, between the newly visible "See what's printing" and "Remove device" buttons (which have no button outlines).

Click "Print server properties" and in the dialog box that opens, click the "Advanced" tab to access the notifications check boxes.
Then untick the boxes to show informational notifications, either for local or network printers (network in my case). This is a system-wide setting that will affect all printers installed on your machine.
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11 Feb 2013   #19

Windows 7 64 bit
Email notifications

Thank you for the instructions and download to reset my notifications. IT WORKED! (No New Emails is on the taskbar now!)
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