How to Disable Windows Volume Popup

You are working on code or writing something important, you are in the flow, you reduce or increase the volume a bit for the perfect sound-level and pops-up this ugly big annoying Windows 10 volume control disrupting not only your thought process but captures the screen real-estate for 5 seconds before it fades away.

This is down-right evil and will no longer be tolerated 🙂
Well thanks to Marcus Venturi there is a way to disable this.

Download and install the small (about 300 KB) software “HideVolumeOSD” from his site at: http://wordpress.venturi.de/?p=1

It lives happily in the tray or you can hide it completely and it will disable the volume popup.

Maven Error Return code is: 501, ReasonPhrase: HTTPS Required

Windows 10
NetBeans 8.2
JDK 1.8.0_241
GlassFish Server 4.1.1
Maven 3.0.5 (bundled with NetBeans 8.3)

Issue

In NetBeans IDE, trying to run a Maven project on GlassFish generates the following Maven Error:

Return code is: 501 , ReasonPhrase:HTTPS Required

Cause

Effective January 15, 2020, the Maven Central Repository no longer accepts non-SSL HTTP connections. You have to use TLS, i.e. the HTTPS protocol. Upgrading to a more recent version of Maven resolves the error.

Fix

Use a non-bundled recent version of Maven installed on your system. Download directly from the Maven site and install on your system.

Then in NetBeans 8.2, go to Tools -> Options, then select the Java tab and then the Maven tab:

Note the outdated version. Click the drop-down box and select the stand-alone version that you installed.

Upgrading to the later Maven version, for example 3.6.3 resolves the error.

Cannot run program “cmd”, Malformed argument has embedded quote

Windows 10
NetBeans 8.2
JDK 1.8.0_241
GlassFish Server 4.1.1

Issue

While trying to run a Maven project, the following error is generated in NetBeans IDE:

Cannot run program “cmd”, Malformed argument has embedded quote

Fix

Edit:
C:\Program Files\NetBeans 8.2\etc\netbeans.conf

Append to “netbeans_default_options”:
-J-Djdk.lang.Process.allowAmbiguousCommands=true

For example:
netbeans_default_options=”-J-client -J-Xss2m -J-Xms32m -J-Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -J-Dapple.awt.graphics.UseQuartz=true -J-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true -J-Dsun.java2d.dpiaware=true -J-Dsun.zip.disableMemoryMapping=true -J-Djdk.lang.Process.allowAmbiguousCommands=true”

The cause of this error is due to the Java update mentioned here:

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/13-0-1-relnotes-5592797.html#JDK-8221858