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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┬áreconnecting 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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