God mode in Windows

God Mode in Windows is actually called as “Windows Master Control Panel” shortcut. It is also labelled as All Task or All Task Folder. Commonly called as God Mode by the bloggers, is a shortcut to access various control settings in windows. God Mode is available starting from Windows Vista to the latest Windows 10 operating system. God mode was designed as the base folder for searching control panel options using new start menu’s search function. The hack was published outside of the Microsoft documentation in 2007. The actually difference between normal control panel and the God Mode is none with respect to the system functionality. God mode does not offer or activates any additional functions. The only difference is the access to all the control panel options. The normal control panel clubs all the options into groups and present them in more like tree fashion. But in Windows Master Control Panel or so called God Mode, all the control panel options are discrete, they are only grouped but are not presented in tree fashion.

Normal control panel

Windows Master Control Panel (God Mode)

Getting God Mode

To get Windows Master Control Panel or so called God Mode, create a new folder with the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. As soon as you press Enter the icon of the folder will be changed to that of the control panel. This indicates successful creation. Failure to change the icon indicates error in the process.


How is this possible?

The general folder syntax to get God Mode is <folder_display_name>.(}. In the above implementation, in place of folder\_display\_name it is GodMode and in place of GUID it is ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C. Windows registry contains entries of valid class ID (CLSID) with a System.ApplicationName. Here GUID is the valid class ID. Thus, the so called GodMode. The CLSID {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} is of particular interest because the associated widget allows access to many Windows settings. folder\_display\_name can be anything not only "GodMode". It can be your name or your pet name, the actual thing that turns the normal folder into a special control is the unique GUID. As long as the GUID is correct the folder\_display\_name does not matter to get GodMode.

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