Windows 8/8.1/10 GodMode : Tame IT ! Control IT ! Be IT's master !

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LocalFound 1st Apr
Windows 10 has been creating waves since it rolled out, but if you like personalizing your PC and stirring things up a bit more, the new OS offers the perfect treat for you: GodMode.

GodMode is a hidden folder that makes available a range of handy customizations for your PC. The best part is that it is easy to install and not complicated.

The hidden tweak, which not many know about, was available for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and still works for Windows 10. The GodMode feature basically offers users easy access to the innumerable features on Windows, as well as the customization options, all in a single interface. It also sorts them into categories, such as Administrative Tools and Display, to make life a lot easier.

If you're looking to change the resolution of your monitor or alter the taskbar's notification space, it's all available at a single click thanks to GodMode.

As Windows 10 has shifted maximum features to the Settings screen (and is phasing out the traditional Control Panel slowly), one will be able to access the settings on your PC that exist in the latest OS but are not visible in the new UI or the Settings screen.

To enable the hidden feature for Windows 10, here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Right-click on your desktop and make a new folder. For the folder's name, paste the string given below:

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

Do not forget to insert the period after "GodMode." You can also alter the name of the folder (even though the hack is called GodMode). To do so, simply alter the "GodMode" part of the string to the name you want.

Step 2: Once you have inserted the string, hit Enter and the icon will resemble the Control Panel.

Step 3: Open the folder to see the available customization options/configuration settings at your disposal. It is pretty easy to shift around GodMode on your system the same manner in which you can shift any traditional folder.

In the event you change your mind and want to remove the customization, just click on the GodMode icon on your system and simply delete it. Re-enabling it is easy too and can be done using any of the above-mentioned steps.
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Supermod
Thanks for posting @mtodak Moved this to Misc for discussion
This was introduced in Vista, not 8 and for all the hype it's just a collection of shortcuts which are already grouped in control panel and available through numerous other shortcuts. The 'Godmode' name which isn't Microsoft's choice makes it sound far more impressive than it is.
Johnmcl71 h, 7 m ago

This was introduced in Vista, not 8 and for all the hype it's just a …This was introduced in Vista, not 8 and for all the hype it's just a collection of shortcuts which are already grouped in control panel and available through numerous other shortcuts. The 'Godmode' name which isn't Microsoft's choice makes it sound far more impressive than it is.


Microsoft like your local supermarket love to move stuff round. Nothing worse than trying to do a simple task but not remembering the keyword you need to find it. This is the same OS that makes phantom homegroups for some random reason even though your the only PC on the network or Cortana tell you she can't shutdown your PC or anything else useful but spam you with Bing.

Sometimes it's nice to have a huge list of commands you can look through to get to where you want to be.
Windows 10 has been creating waves since it rolled out.

Agreed, most people have thrown their PC's in the canal
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