When you execute a macro in Visual Studio, a balloon pops up in the system tray to indicate the macro is running, and it’s accompanied by the typical balloon “pop” sound.  The problem is on most fast development PCs, the balloon is visible for only a fraction of a second and therefore of little use.  And the pop sound can become annoying if you use macros extensively.

To hide macro balloons in Visual Studio:

  1. Run regedit to edit the Windows Registry.
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    (use 9.0 for Visual Studio 2008; 8.0 for 2005)
  3. Add the following DWORD value:
    “DontShowMacrosBalloon” = 1

The change takes effect immediately, even if Visual Studio is running.

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