ViaSat taskbar icon changed from globe to airplane

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My computer said I had lost my wireless connection. It started working right away but the taskbar icon changed from a globe to an airplane. Why?
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It could be that the OS is "confused" and thinks it's stuck in airplane mode.  If restarting the computer doesn't help, you should try a network reset.  WiFi may have its own reset, but I don't have WiFi on my desktop, so I'm not sure.  
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If Windows, do a Google search on rebuilding the Windows icon cache.
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Old Labs

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If Windows, do a Google search on rebuilding the Windows icon cache - stuff happens.
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Like double posts!
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That one's on me -  too many windows open (now that I can do that, I need to brush up on my multitasking skill set).
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High speed, low latency internet is not without its drawbacks!
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Got it straightened out. The computer settings magically changed by itself to airplane mode. Don't know if it was caused by Windows 10 or ViaSat but at least I'll know the next time.
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I had a couple of Win10 systems do some strange things this week.  Must have been an update,  The xBox Gamebar decided to launch itself on them!
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It's Microsoft's subtle way of getting you to think about buying an Xbox this Christmas.  :)