Before you close this as a duplicate, please read carefully.
In Windows XP, when there was a problem with Wifi, you could right-click on the icon, and the context menu allowed you to disable/enable the network adapter.
In Windows 8 (not sure about 7 since I haven't used a laptop) I need to search all over for network connections in the Control Panel (well, figure out network connections is what I want first since this doesn't happen that often). Then I need to select Wifi with the mouse, and hit Disable along the top, then make sure Wifi is still selected, then hit Enable along the top.
The Microsoft help says their troubleshooter will do this automatically - but, either it does not, or it's giving me the wrong troubleshooter, or something else is wrong, because running the troubleshooter did not solve the problem but painstakingly resetting the adapter did (as it always has).
Is there an easy way to do what I used to do (cycle the adapter quickly), or at least reset things from the Wifi Metro tab, rather than navigating all over for the correct Control Panel page?