Forums => Computers - Technology => Topic started by: chip! on August 27, 2010, 02:09:05 am

Title: GOD MODE in Windows 7 - [Quick Tip]
Post by: chip! on August 27, 2010, 02:09:05 am (

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" 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 "GodMode," one need only create a new folder and then rename the folder to the following:


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.

Title: Re: GOD MODE in Windows 7 - [Quick Tip]
Post by: Synbios on August 27, 2010, 11:09:40 am
I knew about this for a while and it's just a folder with all the control settings in one place, you can find most of the controls other ways in a more organized way. Still, it's pretty funny though.