I've been running Vista since it was available on MSDN and overall I like it.  There are a few things that I don't like though, one of which is how log it takes to get to the "Network Connections" control panel.  In XP it was an expandable folder on my start menu so I could just right click on a connection and view its properties.  Not so easy in vista...Start->Network->Network and Sharing Center->Manage Network Connections. 

I visit that several times a day, so the extra steps are really annoying.  I finally did some googling and found a few different ways to create a shortcut to Network connections. 

I also figured out you can simply drag the network connections icon from the address bar right onto the desktop and Vista creates a shortcut for you.  Then you can copy it to your start menu, quickest, etc.

Now if I could just figure out how to make vista select the full file name (including the extension)... Or even better if I could find a copy of Windows Edition for Power and Professional Users I would be very happy.

Posted at 5/24/2007 3:07 PM
Comments [2] - Permalink
Thursday, 09 August 2007 09:16:46 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Man, you saved me a lot of aggravation with that "drag the icon" tip for the "Manage Network Connections" panel. I too am a recent XP-upgraded-to-Vista user, and I was really beginning to hate the process of getting to the vpn connections list in Vista. Thanks so much for the tip! I'll be showing this to all my colleagues today.
Monday, 24 July 2017 02:20:38 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful sites online.
I most certainly will recommend this website!
Please login with either your OpenID above, or your details below.
Home page

Comment (Some html is allowed: a@href@title, i) where the @ means "attribute." For example, you can use <a href="" title=""> or <blockquote cite="Scott">.  

Enter the code shown (prevents robots):

Live Comment Preview