Windows 7 Secret: ‘GodMode’

Some are calling it the “ultimate control panel”, but what does the new, secretive Windows 7 ‘GodMode’ do?

The foxy-sounding name is a little deceiving, because as far as we know, it is exactly what people are calling it – a glorified control panel.  However, that goes without saying how useful this feature actually is.

To access the simplified, all-in-one control panel, create a new folder anywhere you want and name it:

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

The folder icon will turn into the standard control panel icon, and once clicked will lead you to a place full of control panel options.  Anything from adding a printer to changing your display options can be found, all in one place.  The panel allows you to collapse and expand the options, according to how they appear in the normal control panel.

GodMode has also been said to work fine in Windows Vista 32-bit, but some are reporting a crash after trying it on their 64-bit versions of Windows Vista.  So, Windows Vista x64 owners, please try this at your own risk!

Currently, Microsoft isn’t releasing any details on the feature.


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5 responses to “Windows 7 Secret: ‘GodMode’”

  1. Jake McCormick Avatar

    This is very handy, thanks for the info. Thinking about making a direct link to this using autohotkey since I'm in those settings so often.

  2. Jake McCormick Avatar

    This is very handy, thanks for the info. Thinking about making a direct link to this using autohotkey since I'm in those settings so often.

  3. Jacob_K Avatar

    it could be handy for some but not all. i found it nice to be able to search for the setting i wanted to change rather than digging in the control panel all the time. but that is the only advantage i saw.

  4. Jacob_K Avatar

    it could be handy for some but not all. i found it nice to be able to search for the setting i wanted to change rather than digging in the control panel all the time. but that is the only advantage i saw.

  5. Blaydman Avatar
    Blaydman

    Half-asleep I tried it on Windows XP (32 bit) and explorer didn’t know what kind of file this folder was and asked me what to open it with. I told it “Windows Explorer” and it worked fine, just found it odd..

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