How to activate God mode in Windows 10 and 11? [Guide]

If you’re a longtime Windows user, you’ve probably come across a special feature called God Mode in Windows 10 or 11. This feature gives you quick access to most control panel applets and commands. This tool is ideal for developers and advanced Windows users, but even ordinary users can use single access to all control panel tools. Let’s take a look at all the steps on how you can access and use this special feature.

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What is God Mode?

God Mode is a special feature available in the latest versions of the Windows operating system that gives you access to most of the control panel commands. In truth, the term “god mode” is just a humorous nickname given to the feature by online developer communities. The technical name of the feature is Windows Main Control Panel shortcut.

What the feature basically does is compile all the settings from the control panel and put them together in one folder. The compilation includes over 200 individual tools organized into categories such as administration tools, backup and restore color management, and more. The point of putting everything in one place is to save users the time and effort of not having to search for them individually.

Microsoft designed the tool for developers who need to get into the deeper levels of the system to create new software. Most of the tools listed on God Mode are a bit too complicated for the ordinary user, but that doesn’t mean that ordinary users cannot access them. In fact, the functionality can prove to be useful, especially in cases where the user is not familiar with specific tool names.

God Mode is available on the latest versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 10, and Windows 11. If you’re looking to update your Windows operating system, here’s an article explaining everything you need to know about Windows 11. accessing Windows 10 or 11 through a non-native Windows computer is done using virtualization software like Parallels Desktop. This type of software would allow you to install Windows on Mac, and vice versa. If you want to try Windows on your Mac computer, here is a guide on how to install windows on mac for dummies.

How to activate God Mode in Windows 10 and 11

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While the feature might seem complicated to a complete stranger, the process of activating the feature is actually very straightforward. Here are the steps to enable God Mode in Windows 10 or 11:

  1. The only requirement that you need to fulfill beforehand is that you need to have administrator privileges on your account. To check if you have administrator privileges, select the User Accounts option in Control Panel. Find your account name under User Accounts and search for Administrator under your account name.
  2. Close the Control Panel and return to the Windows home page. Select an empty space on the Windows desktop, right click your mouse, and then select the option to create a new folder.
  3. Select the folder and replace its name with the following code: “GodFashion. {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. “Press Enter and the system will automatically compile all of the Panel tools in the folder. Note: Be sure to copy the code as is; otherwise, the folder will not be able to compile the commands.
  4. Don’t be surprised if the folder icon changes to a blue graphics-like icon. The change in the design of the icons is intended to make it easier for you to locate the folder and does not affect the contents of the folder in any way.

How to use God Mode in Windows 10 and 11

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God mode is very easy to access, and also very easy to use. Granted, you might need to have some technical knowledge of the tools in it to be able to use them properly in the first place. But in general, everything you need should be available through the God Mode folder on your desktop. Here are some of the actions you perform in God mode, along with the steps:

Open a tool or a parameter

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  1. Opening the folder in God mode is as easy as opening any other folder on your desktop. Right click on the folder and you should be able to view all tools and settings from Control Panel.
  2. Opening a specific tool or setting also works the same as opening any other application through Control Panel. There are two ways to open an individual tool or parameter in God mode: you can either double-click on the tool, or right-click on it and select “Open”.

Create a shortcut for a tool or parameter

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You can create a shortcut for any particular tool or setting. However, you will need to store the shortcut on your desktop rather than in the God Mode folder. There are two ways to do this:

Option 1: Drag and drop any individual tool or setting onto your desktop to quickly create a shortcut for it. The shortcut will allow you to access any tool or setting through your desktop with just one click.

Option 2: Right click on a tool or parameter and select “Create Shortcut”. A dialog box will appear. It will warn you that you can only create a shortcut on the desktop and not in God mode. Accept the notification to store your shortcut on the desktop instead.

Display tools in alphabetical order

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The tools and settings in God mode are organized into categories. These categories are in turn sorted alphabetically. You can hide the categories and individual tools listed in alphabetical order if you prefer. To do this, select any empty area inside the folder using your mouse. Look for the “Group by” option and select the “Name” option.

Show settings as icons with one click

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If the individual tools and settings are too small for you, you can increase their size with a single click. Just right-click on an empty area in the God Mode folder and select Show. You can then enlarge the size of the icons by selecting “Medium icons” or “Large icons”.

Remove God Mode

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At some point, you may decide to remove the God Mode folder from your desktop. Having God Mode on your desktop can sometimes be a security risk, especially if you suspect someone is trying to tamper with your computer. It’s time to delete the folder, just right click on the folder and then select Delete. Don’t worry, as you will still be able to access tools and settings individually through the control panel.

Final thoughts on how to activate God Mode in Windows

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Windows has always loved secret features, and God Mode in Windows 10 and 11 is one of the best they’ve come up with. As a hidden feature, the only way you can possibly find out that it exists is by reading an article like this or looking for it specifically online. It is also completely optional and you can navigate the control panel very well without it. But at the same time, it is also an advantage to have access to all the control panel options in one single folder. Whatever your goal, it’s good to know that you can always access this feature and use it whenever you need to.

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