Comment 4 for bug 929948

I understand, but those would be in nm-applet's list of the last five or so networks you've connected to before that are found in scan results now. At this point the "correct" network is listed in the "main" menu rather than needing you to navigate the submenu too.

So, right now it's a matter of two clicks and a relatively short mouse trip down, rather than maneuvering menus; in that particular use case.

This doesn't change that we'll eventually implement connection priorities, but it's not going to be fixed in 12.04, and so is a Wishlist bug. Upstream has it on a roadmap or is at least aware of the issue as a frequently requested change.