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Disable Background Notification Balloon in Messenger (All Windows)

This tweak can be used to disable the popup message that notifies the user that Windows (MSN) Messenger is still running in the background when you close it.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called "DSBkgndMode" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DSBkgndModeREG_BINARY01 00 00 00|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MessengerService]
Value Name: DSBkgndMode
Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value Data: (00 00 00 00 = default, 01 00 00 00 = disable message)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: June 26, 2003