If you need regular access to a specific pane in System Preferences, you can get there quicker by creating an alias. LifeHacker shows us how…
I tend to turn Internet Sharing on and off a lot, and was tired of having to go through the whole process of switching it off and on every time. I created a simple shortcut to the Sharing Preference pane by going to /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ and dragging the Sharing.prefpane file to my desktop while holding Cmd & Option to create an alias. Now, opening the alias goes straight to the Sharing pane and saves me lots of time.
It’s not anything super technical (since we already know how to create aliases), but it is a good reminder that all these things are hidden away in OS X’s system files somewhere. A good place to stick this alias would be somewhere in Leopard’s stacks, so you can get to it quickly in a click or two. Check out the video to see a demonstration. Of course, remember that you can also access many preference panes by hitting option and the corresponding function key on your keyboard (i.e. Option+Volume Up will take you to the Sound preference pane).
Don’t forget, that if System Preferences is open, you can right-click on the System Preferences Dock Icon to show all the Preference Panels in a pop-up listing.