Windows is extremely customizable and power users tweak everything, but some of its most common settings are found in the Control Panel. If you’ve read our guide to the Control Panel, you know how many useful configuration options it holds, but the menus can prove difficult to navigate.
Activate 'god-mode', on Windows 10, and you don't get to lose sleep over privacy https://t.co/BRM8EDmGOT
— Olalekan (@LekanAdio) October 12, 2015
Enter God Mode, a system shortcut that gives you access to all Control Panel items in one handy place (not like a video game cheat code!). It works on Windows 7 and above, and on Windows 10 it’s notable for bringing options from the Settings app and the Control Panel together.
To enable it, simply create a new folder on your desktop: Right-click > New > Folder and name it the following string:
If you don’t like the name God Mode, replace the text before the period with something else, such as “Administrator” or “All Settings.” Once you hit Enter to create the folder, it will morph into a Control Panel icon and you’ll have access!
Despite its name, God Mode doesn’t let you do anything crazy, but is basically a shortcut. It’s great for IT workers who want common functions all in one place, or anyone who just wants a simple list of everything you can change in Windows. If you like a clean desktop, just drag the icon to your Start Menu or into another folder.
How did I go all this time without knowing about God Mode administrative settings folder on Windows? o.o
— Remrie Arrie (@Remrie) September 7, 2015
Want more customization on Windows 10? Learn how to tweak the taskbar to suit your needs.
What are your favorite God Mode options? Let us know how you use this tool below!
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