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Option to turn off notification pop-up

Boomer Hansen
suggested this on May 8, 2011, 03:46

I want the option to turn off the pop-up that says " 'Your Name' is controlling this computer"  because it is very annoying to have to click on that little X button or wait for like 10 sec. Also with the option to turn it off, you can prank someone if you get the chance :P.



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I too would like it turned off for reasons of annoyance. 

I may be one of the few splashtop users that has text to speech alerts turned on in OS X so everytime I connect via splashtop remote my computer tells me I've connected. Obviously I already know this at the time and I'd much rather not have to turn-off a core operating system feature that I use quite frequently. 

I'm not entirely sure why the feature is there anyway. If it's meant to be an alert because you're not sure how secure the password transmission is and you're worried someone might get hacked then I'd like to know that so I can turn the server off when I'm not at home. If it's just a courtesy to the user then please just turn the menubar icon blue or something. 

May 31, 2011, 20:21
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Please add the option of turning off the notifications as mentioned above. Thanks

October 20, 2011, 18:35
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Hannah Hamilton

Please do, this is REALLY annoying and something that really needs fixed. Thank you.

November 15, 2011, 04:26
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Hi all, This really needs adding ASAP as it causes major problems with my PC... My applications are losing focus when this popup displays after my ipad connects to my PC? This therefore causes my apps to require restarting or refocussing in some cases. Please can you allow a user option to disable the "connection" notification and also tidy up the mess that is displayed every time I reboot my pc. This app seems to display it's menu upon every launch, and displays notifications on every launch. A silent app with a changing colour icon will suffice. VNC etc do it, why don't you? It's untidy, messy, unprofessional and not user configurable! Please fix it, it's not a big job.
November 23, 2011, 05:41
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john anderson

yes that would be nice. I absolutely love these apps from yall splashtop ..... but  when i log onto my comp from my iphone i dont want other people to know and i dont need to know either cuz im the one logging on lol. please put a fix on that one as soon as possible .... thanks yall ..... johnny

November 28, 2011, 15:31
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sorin maxim

i would love that option too.i use the ipad and splashtop to remote support and and supervise my employees.i have a small family business and i cannot afford a more expensive tool just to do that. keep up the good work splashtop, ure the best

November 30, 2011, 17:50
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Ok, I may have a way to disable this via a little creative editing, and if they aren't willing to do it, I'll post in here (or elsewhere) for you guys to do too. It's just a reg tweak you can do manually, no install required (only tested on win7 so far) its not perfect but it kind of works but its better than noting... What don't thy jut add a check box? :-/ it's not a privacy issue as ALL VNC apps just change colour and DO NOT put up a huge popup.?..
December 15, 2011, 08:52
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Erik Arthur

I want to use splash top occasionally to also monitor my teen's computer usage.  The popup kind of kills the stealth. ;)

January 8, 2012, 10:26
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DEFINITELY!  Please add an option to disable the popup!  Why has splashtop not responded to this at all?  Is there a reason why you cannot allow this???

May 8, 2012, 08:08
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Splashtop Inc.

Hi all,

We internal actually discussed this request and got a conclusion that Splashtop doesn't want to get a 'spyware' image by users, so we can't provide option to disable this feature. Please understand.

May 8, 2012, 20:30
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I think this feature should be to behave correctly when in Windows 7 the user selects "Hide Icon and Notifications".  Currently this setting will still display the notifications when a user logs into a machine remotely.  This is breaking a Windows convention and I see the popup notification more associated with a 'spyware/crudware' image because it is not adhering to conventions.   I uninstalled it a few months ago because of this issue and am currently trying it out again. 

I am in full support of the default behavior to have the notification, but it should also respond correctly to the user selected windows notification settings associated with the application.

May 24, 2012, 09:00
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Their reply makes no sense? They are stating that by their definition TightVNC and all it's variations including others such software used in the industry is considered spyware? This is not ment as an offence but I have a feeling the guys running this are very very young and are missing the point of professional vs tat! I use professional products on a daily basis to remote into my pcs and none of them take controll of a window, minimise it, cause it to loose focus etc? They have embarrassed them selves and could... COULD have a good product on their hands but it's severely flawed by its useless management? Just give as a logo in the task bar that changes colour much like VNC not some tatty useless telly tubbie balloon tips that cause our widows to lose focus? This could be used as a professional solution or alternative to VNC but not in it's current state. Embarrassing to say the least! Sort it out guys, no body in their right mind thinks something that uses professional task bar icons to advise of status is spyware?
May 24, 2012, 11:24
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I have been using your software for approximately two months and I was going to purchase a license and integrate it into my business; that is, before I updated the streamer to the latest version and was accosted with your newest creation, feebly defended as the "LOOK WE'RE NOT SPYWARE" initiative. Aside from the fact that you're saying you'd rather your product be annoying than misunderstood (which you will NOT avoid, because a gigantic popup declaring that something isn't spyware is like a creepy wino holding up a sign saying "I am not a rapist"), you are disregarding the customer's needs because you're more concerned about the opinion of people who are too lazy to research a product before declaring it spyware.

Think about that. You're putting the opinions of morons over your customers. I want no part of a business with those ethics. I was set to deploy this over a small office network where MY customers would have been annoyed every day, which would have made it appear that I do not value their time or their workspace. As an aside, I am aware of your Early Access Program, and I am aware that you may sell a product to IT managers without this annoyance. The fact still remains that your company has made your software less user-friendly for a nonsense reason. I want no part of a business that treats their customers in that manner or that makes decisions based on that kind of logic.

In short, this is a bad call and I will not invest in your product because of it. It's a slap in the face to every professional using your software. Pros know what's running, don't need to be reminded, and hate start-up pop-ups like cats hate water. Start actually engineering for your customers instead of pandering to the ignorant.

September 11, 2012, 18:23
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Marcus Espenlaub

I agree.  I am uninstalling this dumb program right now because of this issue.  With so many other options out there such as Team Viewer which has been my remote program of choice for many years, I wonder why I even tried this.  I liked splashtop from my phone to my PC.  Lots of other software out there, to anyone who might read this just go with teamviewer.

October 15, 2012, 21:40
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Jojo Marababol

The notification pop up is absolutely annoying! I do agree there must be a user option to turn this off. I want to use this app in stealth mode so I can see who is using my laptop at home when I am not around.


Another app called JumiCam has moe features and can do this is stealth mode and is far cheaper. If you guys can have a user-option for this I woud use your app more often.

March 31, 2014, 18:13
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Sebastian Coeme

I hate to say this but as much as I want to see that pop up not appear at all, the reason why they seem to not want to add that feat is because they dont want Splashtop to become a spyware... Not sure how true that is but I read that somewhere.

May 18, 2014, 12:32
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Nuru magarang

anybody knows how to do this??


in Terminal if you have installed the app in /Applications/


defaults write /Applications/ LSUIElement 1

defaults write /Applications/ LSUIElement 1

June 8, 2014, 00:00
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Jojo Marababol

How can this be done on Windows 8.1?

June 18, 2014, 17:01