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How can we turn off the rollover popups in Windows?

On every Microsoft product (windows, office, visual studio, etc) there are these annoying popups that display information about the item you are hovering over.  A long time ago I found a setting in Windows that would turn that off, at least in explorer, but I can't find it anymore.  Does anyone know where it is? (currently on XP)
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charkerr
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Invictus88Commented:
Looks like there's a good number of places tooltips come up.  The regular way to do it is to go to Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View Tab, uncheck the second option from the bottom, "Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items".

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.tooltip(vs.71).aspx
http://www.flexbeta.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t4078.html


To disable balloon tips in the notification area (Right side of the task bar):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
EnableBalloonTips = 0

More Info MS KB Q279771
More Info MS KB Q307729

To disable "Show popup description for folder and desktop items" (Folder Options):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
ShowInfoTip = 0

To disable tooltip for folders:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
FolderContentsInfoTip = 0

To disable tooltips for the start button:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Explorer \Advanced]
StartButtonBalloonTip = 0

To disable tooltips for the start menu:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Policies \Explorer]
NoSMBalloonTip = 1
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charkerrAuthor Commented:
Awesome info, and links.  Thanks for the assist.
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