Get to Understand “God Mode” in Windows 7

Windows 7's so-called God Mode is actually a shortcut to accessing the operating system's various control settings.

Although it’s name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden “God Mode” feature that lets users access all of the operating system’s control panels from within a single folder.

By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to have a single place to do everything from changing the look of the mouse pointer to making a new hard drive partition.

The trick is also said to work in Windows Vista, although some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.

To enter “god mode,” one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:

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

Once that is done, the folder’s icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. I’m not sure it’s my idea of playing god, but it is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.

via CNET

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  1. […] in Windows 7 Posted on January 6, 2010 by David Ali If you were around to read about the Windows 7 “God Mode”, and it interested you, you may want to know that Windows 7 has many godmodes deep within the […]

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