One of the biggest annoyances for me in Windows 7 or Vista is that you can’t immediately open the Network Connections list to see the list of adapters like you could in XP.
In Windows XP, you could right-click any network connection and select “Open Network Connections”, but in Windows Vista, the only option you have is to open the Network and Sharing Center via the same right-click menu.
To immediately open the connection list, you can just type ncpa.cpl into the Start menu search box:
And the network connection list just like I’m used to:
You can also create a shortcut somewhere to the full file path if you want even easier access.
Just type C:windowssystem32ncpa.cpl as the location of the shortcut.
Note that I have also tested this on Windows 7 as well and it works well.