Windows 10's hidden function God Mode gives direct and convenient access to dozens of system settings. Some of these are almost secret, unless you're using God Mode. It's activated very easily, and this article will show you how to get started.
Like all modern operating systems, Windows 10 is full of features and settings. It is sometimes difficult to navigate, since many of its components were developed by different teams.
The Hidden Menu to Access All Settings
Microsoft created God Mode to provide direct access to dozens of Windows 10 settings, including some that are more advanced. Because of the advanced level of access could lead to mistakes, Microsoft has preferred to hide this mode to all comers by default. Instead they make it accessible to advanced users. However, there is no risk to using God Mode, especially when it comes to quickly access classic settings. It allows you to avoid having to go through countless parameter the Windows' Settings Menu. You just have to avoid changing functions that you do not understand.
Create a God Mode Folder
In Windows 10, right-click on a free area
of the desktop, and select New Folder
from the pop-up menu that appears:
Then click on folder name
, and rename it exactly as
. Ideally, copy and paste this to avoid typing errors:
The folder icon will then change, and the name will disappear. This is as expected and means your God Mode folder is ready:
Note that you can create this folder anywhere. We chose to place it on the desktop for obvious reason, so that it's immediately visible and easily accessible. On the other hand, it is not possible to pin it to the Taskbar in Windows 10.
Use God Mode
To get started, double-click the God Mode
folder icon. A file Explorer Window will then open. It lists dozens of functions and settings grouped by category (Taskbar and Navigation, Windows Mobility Center, Network and Sharing Center, etc.). Further options include: Group similar windows on Taskbar, Manage Offline Files, Manage Network Passwords, Restore Your Files Using File History, Choose When to Turn Off the Screen, Change the Power Management Mode, Scan a Document or Image, View Installed Updates, and more:
Scroll through the list and double-click the function
that interests you. The window will then adjust to that function settings. Make your adjustment, or activate the optional function. Then click on the back arrow
at the top to return to the God Mode list, or close the window if you are done.
Most of the proposed settings lead directly to the corresponding parameter window, without having to go through multiple windows. But some open a web page with tips. In any case, don't hesitate to explore the settings list in God Mode. You will discover exciting settings you didn't know existed!
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