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15 May 2014 Lenovo X1 Carbon and Cisco AnyConnect VPN reconnecting fix

Disable-internet-connection-sharing-ics-service-windows-81This is just a short note on how to fix the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (VPN) dropping the tunnel and reconnecting my Internet connection in Windows 8.1.I have had problems with AnyConnect ever since I got my Lenovo X1 Carbon and have not found a solution until now.The solution was as simple as to disable the “Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)” service.The solution was found on Lenovo Support page http://support.lenovo.com/en_BD/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077908

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25 Apr 2013 Disable Windows super key in Ubuntu

I am running a virtualized Windows 8 installation on VMware Worlstation in Ubuntu 12.10 and this can be confusing since the window manager uses the same key as my Windows machine to open the launcher. Therefore I use to disable the super key in Ubuntu so that only my Windows machine responds to the key.

This is one way to disable the super key from a console window as the user you are logged in with:

# dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher '""'

This command does not require a logoff or restart so you can test the behaviour of the Windows super key immediately.

You might have to install the apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager package if this command does not work.

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