When any version of Windows is first released enthusiasts are always intrigued and delighted by the special ‘nuggets’ the Windows team embeds which are eventually found and enjoyed.  Secret messages, little men marching across the screen, messages to Apple, small distractions all in good fun.  Except this time, this time we get “God Mode” which is a very useful hidden feature and I’m going to tell you how to find it and how you can use it.

 

When any version of Windows is first released enthusiasts are always intrigued and delighted by the special ‘nuggets’ the Windows team embeds which are eventually found and enjoyed.  Secret messages, little men marching across the screen, messages to Apple, small distractions all in good fun.  Except this time, this time we get “God Mode” which is a very useful hidden feature and I’m going to tell you how to find it and how you can use it.

 

Which version of the control panel do you use?  There are two.  Then there is your “My Computer”, “Advanced Functions”, “Display Settings” and many other settings to help you set up and configure Windows 7 to your tastes.  The problem is, finding the setting you need to effect changes can take a lot of digging.  Often you don’t even know there is such a setting until you read about it somewhere.  God Mode puts 288 settings all in one place, listed by category, easily accessed in seconds. It’s a very useful and appreciated feature.  Thank you Microsoft.

 

Which version of the control panel do you use?  There are two.  Then there is your “My Computer”, “Advanced Functions”, “Display Settings” and many other settings to help you set up and configure Windows 7 to your tastes.  The problem is, finding the setting you need to effect changes can take a lot of digging.  Often you don’t even know there is such a setting until you read about it somewhere.  God Mode puts 288 settings all in one place, listed by category, easily accessed in seconds. It’s a very useful and appreciated feature.  Thank you Microsoft.

 

To enabled God Mode bring up Windows Explorer and create a new folder off the root directory.  Name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} (I recommend you cut&paste this for accuracy).  Now, off your root directory you’ll see the tiny blue icon labeled “God Mode.”

 

To enabled God Mode bring up Windows Explorer and create a new folder off the root directory of your system drive.  For most people this will be the “C” drive. 

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

(I recommend you cut&paste all above boldface text to help ensure accuracy). 

Now, off your root directory you’ll see the tiny blue icon labeled “God Mode.”

 

That’s it.  To use God Mode you simply bring up Windows Explorer, click on the blue God Mode icon, and in the right panel you’ll see the 288 different settings choices.  Double click on the one you want and you’ll be allowed to effect changes . Simple right? The 288 choices are categorized and searchable.  You’ll discover features you knew you had but could never find, features you once found and lost, and features you never knew about but will be very useful.  Add God Mode to you favorites list or desktop for even faster access.  That’s it.  To use God Mode you simply bring up Windows Explorer, click on the blue God Mode icon, and in the right panel you’ll see the 288 different settings choices.  Double click on the one you want and you’ll be allowed to effect changes . Simple right? The 288 choices are categorized and searchable.  You’ll discover features you knew you had but could never find, features you once found and lost, and features you never knew about but will be very useful.  Add God Mode to you favorites list or desktop for even faster access.

 

That’s it.  To use God Mode you simply bring up Windows Explorer, click on the blue God Mode icon, and in the right panel you’ll see the 288 different settings choices.  Double click on the one you want and you’ll be allowed to effect changes . Simple right? The 288 choices are categorized and searchable.  You’ll discover features you knew you had but could never find, features you once found and lost, and features you never knew about but will be very useful.  Add God Mode to you favorites list or desktop for even faster access.

 

That’s it.  To use God Mode you simply bring up Windows Explorer, click on the blue God Mode icon, and in the right panel you’ll see the 288 different settings choices.  Double click on the one you want and you’ll be allowed to effect changes . Simple right? The 288 choices are categorized and searchable.  You’ll discover features you knew you had but could never find, features you once found and lost, and features you never knew about but will be very useful.  Add God Mode to you favorites list or desktop for even faster access.

 

 

In the view above you can see settings for Autoplay, Bitlocker, Color Management, Credential Manager, and desktop gadgets.

In the view above you can see settings for Autoplay, Bitlocker, Color Management, Credential Manager, and desktop gadgets.

 

In this view we see the Device Manager, Devices and Printers, Display settings I’ll bet you never knew you had, and the Ease of Access Center.

In this view we see the Device Manager, Devices and Printers, Display settings I’ll bet you never knew you had, and the Ease of Access Center.

 

This view shows sensors, keyboard settings, mouse settings, and all the hard to find Network settings.

This view shows sensors, keyboard settings, mouse settings, and all the hard to find Network settings.

 

Here we have Parental Controls, Pen & Touch settings, Performance tools an settings, and Personalization settings as well as modem and power options.

Here we have Parental Controls, Pen & Touch settings, Performance tools an settings, and Personalization settings as well as modem and power options.

 

In this last view we see Sound, Speech Recognition, Sync Center, and System Settings.

In this last view we see Sound, Speech Recognition, Sync Center, and System Settings.

I haven’t covered even half of them. All in one easy to access ‘clickable’ list.  A truly useful feature.

 

I haven’t covered even half of them. All in one easy to access ‘clickable’ list. A truly useful feature.