Windows 10 and 11 include an all-new Settings app, but Control Panel still exists and is very useful. Many users still prefer to use Control Panel to perform several settings on their Windows PCs.
Using the modern Settings app or classic Control Panel depends on whether the exact settings are challenging. We need to navigate through several options to find precise settings. For instance, to change our environment variables (which affect what apps we can launch from any directory via the command line), we need to go to Settings > System > About > Advanced System Settings or Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings. Then click on the Environment Variables button.
What is God Mode?
The God Mode in Windows 11 (as well as previous versions of Windows) is simply a folder that contains shortcuts to most or all of the options available in the Control Panel. It’s useful because it makes all of those shortcuts quickly available without navigating the potentially confusing interface of the Control Panel. All the items are sorted and grouped, so they’re easy to find.
The “God Mode” can bring our printer, Bluetooth, and several other settings in a single click. It doesn’t unlock any extra hidden secret features in Windows 11 or 10. It doesn’t let us do any tweaking that we can’t perform in the standard Windows interface. Instead, it’s a particular folder that can enable and exposes most of Windows’ admin, management, settings, and Control Panel tools in a single, easy-to-scroll-through interface. The best part of “God Mode” is that it lets us accurately view the complete list of direct shortcuts.
The God Mode folder has an easier way to browse through 206 direct shortcut tools and get to know them. When we create the “God Mode” folder, we will find the following categories of tools:-
- Administrative Tools
- Backup and Restore
- Color Management
- Credential Manager
- Date and Time
- Devices and Printers
- Ease of Access Center
- File Explorer Options
- File History
- Indexing Options
- Internet Options
- Network and Sharing Center
- Pen and Touch
- Phone and Modem
- Power Options
- Programs and Features
- RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
- Security and Maintenance
- Speech Recognition
- Storage Spaces
- Sync Center
- Tablet PC Settings
- Taskbar and Navigation
- User Accounts
- Windows Defender Firewall
- Windows Mobility Center
- Work Folders
Each of these categories contains several tools and may even include subcategories. To make it as easy as possible to find anything.
How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11 or 10?
To enable the God Mode folder, we need to log in using an account with administrative privileges. Then, on the desktop, create a new folder by right-clicking an accessible area and selecting
Next, name the folder as shown below :-
The name will disappear once we are finished. It will change the folder icon.
Now, double-click on the GodMode folder to open it. We’ll notice more than 200 settings organized into categories such as Security and Maintenance, AutoPlay, Power Options, etc. Now, we can access all the settings from a single window.
We can even drag and drop individual shortcuts to the desktop for quicker access. For example, if we wish one-click access to the “Backup and Restore” feature, pull it onto the desktop, and have a dedicated shortcut there.
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