Balloon Tips Are Not Read by Narrator Accessibility Tool

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Symptoms
Balloon tips that are displayed in Microsoft Windows XP are not read by the Narrator Accessibility tool as expected.
Cause
This behavior occurs because balloon tips are pop-up notifications that the user cannot place focus on, and Narrator can read only those windows that can receive the user's focus.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
More information
Balloon tips are displayed to notify the user of occurrences such as low disk space, the installation of new programs, and the fact that notification area icons have been hidden.

For additional information about the Narrator Accessibility tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
252435 Overview of the Narrator Accessibility Tool
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Article ID: 282962 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 17:16:59 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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