Is there a way to remove the bubble that pops up each time Windows XP connects to a network? I often use my laptop in a cafe where the network seems to come and go, and each time Windows (re)connects, it notifies me with a dialog box / bubble. It's distracting and largely useless. Is there a way to remove it?

  • What have you tried? Have you tried right-clicking on the wireless indicator in the notification area, and looking for an option to not be notified? – kajaco Feb 26 '10 at 15:56

Answertips is right:

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  • Someone edit either answer to have the image inline – Ian Boyd Mar 2 '10 at 19:53
  • I'd like to keep the icon... – oKtosiTe Apr 30 '12 at 8:01

Did you try to disable Show icon in notification area when connected from Network Connections for the Wireless network?

  • i'd +1 you if you had a screenshot of the checkbox :) – Ian Boyd Mar 2 '10 at 19:32
  • I'm giving you the +1. Thank you! – JDelage Mar 9 '10 at 21:14
  • So there is no way to show the icon, but hide this balloon, without hiding all balloons? – oKtosiTe Apr 30 '12 at 8:01

If you want to keep the tray icon, you can follow these instructions to knock off balloon tips in the notification area:

How do I disable balloon tips in the notification area in Windows XP or Vista?

Tweak UI (MS Powertoys) can do that as well.

Or use the VBS script provided at Kelly's Korner to disable/enable balloon tips (11/L).

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