Realtek, your drivers are driving me… into annoyance-ville!
A couple of months ago I finally had the cash to say goodbye to the Shuttle XPC that has served me well for the past 3 years, this was especially urgent as it is now terminally sick. The result, it turns out, of a swollen capacitor – operation lazarus is underway to repair this so that it may live out its retirement years in servitude as my TVPC.
So, toodle-oo to Rumble and hello to Perceptor. I’ve returned from my SFF PC experiment to a midi tower case since I wasn’t able to keep my main rig updated and being ultra small and portable is no longer a requirement since my LAN party days are over for now.
After waiting patiently for my order to arrive I plumbed in all the equipment, installed windows and piled the drivers and software into it. All that’s left is to savour the Fresh PC(tm) sensation you get with a brand new machine.
Well.. I would have if this little annoying bugger didn’t exist.
I know I did, it wasn’t an accident! I didn’t fall across the room and land, jack first, into the unsuspecting port. And no, there is no innuendo or hidden message in there no matter how much you look for it!
It even tells me when I’ve unplugged it… I don’t need to know this, yet it insists on alerting me every time I do it.
There has to be a way to turn this incessant and pointless spam off.
A look through the settings brings me no joy.. There only appears to be an option for getting rid of the tray icon which only happens to silence it as an incidental result, bit like tearing out the lenses from your 3D glasses if you want it to stop showing you 3D images.
Still, if you want to silence this annoying message telling you about things you have actively gone out to do you’ll find it here:
* Right click the tray icon and select Sound Manager
* Click the blue "I" in the bottom right (above the OK button)
* Click the blue dot next to "Display Icon in Notification Area" to remove the tray icon, and the popups. It’s not like you needed that icon anyway.