If you are like me and tether your 3G android device to PC's several times a day, you will realise that it is a PITA to go through the menu to enable tethering each time you want to connect.
Trying to make a shortcut, was impossible, there was no link to the tethering settings page.
I found Quickteth on the market, it is a lightweight app, that requires no unsafe permissions to run! (Lesson to learn you other android developers!)
Puts a simple shortcut on the desktop, press it and you are in your tethering settings page!
Check out Quickteth on the android market.