Let’s agree to the fact that these notification balloons in the Windows system tray are annoying. They distract us from the work. If you’re wondering how to disable/turn off these pop-up notification balloons, then this article is for you.
If you want to disable the notification for a single application, you can do so from clicking on the arrow in the notification area on the taskbar, and then clicking on Customize.
Now click on “Hide icon and notifications” for the application that is disturbing you. This would hide that icon and also notifications, but what would you do if you just want to disable notifications and want the icon to be visible?
Disable Notification Balloons from System Tray
Before proceeding, please note that this will disable all the notifications.
- Click on Start, type gpedit.msc and press enter. This should open “Local Group Policy Editor”.
- From the left pane, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
- From the right pane, scroll down and find “Turn off all balloon notifications”. Double-click on it.
- This will open a new window. Click on “Enabled”. Enabling this setting means no notification balloons will be shown to the user. Click on OK to save the changes.
Later on if you change your mind and want to enable notifications, you can follow the same method and select “Disabled”. This will start displaying balloon notifications.
Get riddance from those annoying pop-up notifications from system tray by following this method. This trick can be applied to Windows 7, Vista and XP.