Volumeยฒ: the Windows Volume Control Replacement

I’ve been in this situation: The tiny little volume control icon on my Win 10 notification area went missing. Or maybe it was actually never there since the beginning, I didn’t know. I did some searching around but nothing found so I was really up the creek on this one. But then there was one thing that finally came to the rescue. It’s a tiny little free software called Volumeยฒ, a program to replace the standard Windows Volume Control developed by Alexandr Irza from Ukraine.

OK. That’s it. Sorry for the short post. Here eat a carrot.


How to Delete Files with Invalid Names

I once had some unused Linux files within several folders stored in my external hard drive. When I tried to delete them with a machine running Windows, it complained about the file names being too long or something. It turned out, ย those folders had some files with invalid characters.ย  As you know, a Windows filename cannot contain any of these characters: \ / : * ? ” < > |.


The workaround is running the following command:

chkdsk /f

in an elevated command prompt.
Yes, it should solve such problem as it automatically deleted them.

My Pick of Keyboard and Mouse Recorder Tool

Are you looking for an automation tool to do some repetitive task on the computer you don’t want to do yourself because as a normal person you would get bored to death if you had to do a same thing over and over again for so many times? If the answer is yes, then you’ll need to google for a macro software. And you would find so many of them because I guess those kinds of tool have been around since the first computer was built๐Ÿ˜› . The tricky part, however is choosing the right one. It’s because a good software, on my own terms, is that it must be free, doesn’t take too long to learn, is easy to use and the functionality just exactly meets my daily needs, no more and no less.

So there’s a list of top 10 free macro software in an old article which is a good place to start your search for your own favorite. I actually found one in that list. It’s called DoItAgain. I think it was named after an old song released in 1972. It’s an awesome application and has been a great help to me for so many years. The drawback is that it requires the old version of .NET Framework which is no longer enabled by default in the latest Windows O/S. Of course there is a workaround to enable it. But I thought it was the time to move on. So I started to look for something new.


It’s not easy to find a replacement for DoItAgain. But after a few clicks I finally found a good one. It’s called Mouse Recorder Premium. It’s completely free, well-documented and compatible with Windows 10. It is easy and fun to work with and gets the job done seamlessly with minimal effort.

Mouse Recorder Premium’s main features:

  • Recording of mouse movements, mouse clicks and scroll-wheel actions.
  • Recording of keystrokes and program window names, positions and size.
  • Wait for specific window states (e.g. wait until a web page is loaded).
  • Built-in macro step-by-step editor.
  • Variable playback speed.

So that’s it folks, my pick of keyboard and mouse recorder tool for now is the mighty Mouse Recorder Premium!

Muslims are to Avoid Suspicion

Malik recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that Allah’s Messenger said:

ุฅููŠู‘ูŽุงูƒูู…ู’ ูˆูŽุงู„ุธู‘ูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ุงู„ุธู‘ูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ุฃูŽูƒู’ุฐูŽุจู ุงู„ู’ุญูŽุฏููŠุซูุŒ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุฌูŽุณู‘ูŽุณููˆุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุญูŽุณู‘ูŽุณููˆุงุŒ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽู†ูŽุงููŽุณููˆุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุญูŽุงุณูŽุฏููˆุงุŒ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุจูŽุงุบูŽุถููˆุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชูŽุฏูŽุงุจูŽุฑููˆุงุŒ ูˆูŽูƒููˆู†ููˆุง ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฅูุฎู’ูˆูŽุงู†ู‹ุง

Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; do not spy on one another; do not look for other’s faults; do not be jealous of one another; do not envy one another; do not hate one another; and do not desert (shun) one another. And O Allah’s servants! Be brothers!

(The Two Sahihs and Abu Dawud recorded this Hadith)

Knowledge is Light

ุดูŽูƒูŽูˆู’ุชู ุฅู„ูŽู‰ ูˆูŽูƒููŠุนู ุณููˆุกูŽ ุญููู’ุธููŠ

ููŽุฃุฑู’ุดูŽุฏูŽู†ููŠ ุฅู„ูŽู‰ ุชูŽุฑู’ูƒู ุงู„ู…ุนูŽุงุตูŠ

ูˆูŽุฃุฎู’ุจูŽุฑูŽู†ููŠ ุจุฃูŽู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ุนูู„ู’ู…ูŽ ู†ููˆุฑูŒ

ูˆู†ูˆุฑู ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู„ุง ูŠู‡ุฏู‰ ู„ุนุงุตูŠ

I complained to Wakiโ€™ about my bad memory
So he advised me to leave sin
And that indeed, knowledge is light
And the light of Allah is not given to the sinner.

(Imam Asy-Syafi’i)