Windows 7 “GodMode”

Every software application hides its own secrets. It is a common practice among systems developers to create hidden code that would help them diagnose and take shortcuts when developing software packages. Some even hide a game or joke within their application which is known as Easter egg among the dev community. Windows 7 is no exception, some bloggers managed to discover one undocumented feature which earned the moniker of “GodMode”.  It is a quick shortcut to all computer settings that are normally found in the Control Panel. “GodMode” existed also in Windows Vista.

Rather than going through the process of locating each component from the Control Panel, with “GodMode” you can simple scroll through a list of system tasks, administrative tools and settings.

To enable ‘GodMode’, create a new folder with any name for example, My Control Panel and at the end add the following text string:  .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The full name would be My Control Panel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} 

The added text string would disappear and the folder name remains your selected one unless you are logged in with the default Administrator account.

Double clicking the newly created folder will load a full list of items that are normally found in the different categories of the Control Panel. It’s a fast way of invoking system tools and settings :)

Note: There were reports of system crashes after users implemented “GodMode”.

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