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Windows is extremely customizable and power users tweak everything 8 Super Windows 8.1 Tweaks For Power Users 8 Super Windows 8.1 Tweaks For Power Users With Windows 8.1 came many changes. Some options are completely new, others were changed or moved. Whether you're using Windows 8.1 on a desktop, tablet, or something in between, these tweaks will come in handy! Read More , but some of its most common settings are found in the Control Panel. If you’ve read our guide to the Control Panel Unlock Windows Potential: Control Panel Demystified Unlock Windows Potential: Control Panel Demystified If you want to be the master of your Windows experience, the Control Panel is where it's at. We untangle the complexity of this power tool. Read More , you know how many useful configuration options it holds, but the menus can prove difficult to navigate.

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:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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!

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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.

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What are your favorite God Mode options? Let us know how you use this tool below!

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  1. murray
    January 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    great tip

  2. Dennis Primm
    October 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    That is one cool shortcut! I would have never ever figured out that string that comes after "God Mode". Can someone explain it to me how it works? I'd sure appreciate it!!!

    Thanks a bunch!

  3. pravin_29
    October 15, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Thanks Ben,

    That's pretty good. Through God Mode I came across many features which I have forgotten with time. Also it make sure that all computer settings are at one place.

    By the way, is there any full form of God?

  4. ringhalg
    October 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I have known about God Mode for a long time, but I don't use it. I actually have it on my primary desktop and have never used it. I usually just open Control Panel and search for the setting from there. Also, this method will work on any PC and there's no need to remember some random combination of letters and numbers to create the folder.

    • Ben Stegner
      October 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Right, you can always search, but it can be tough to remember every entry you want to look for.

      God Mode isn't a replacement for searching the Control Panel, it's just a nice supplement. Also, you don't have to remember the combination to create the shortcut - you can just copy and paste it - it's a one-time deal.

      I understand God Mode won't be super useful for everyone, but that shouldn't stop you from trying it out!

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