The only true “God mode” in Windows 7 is…

… that it is there by default in Windows 7 (in the start menu)! Lately there has been spreading what is called a “God mode” trick that simply what it does is to create a shortcut to all settings available for each control panel item. The trick is a nice one but to be honest I see very little use for this trick as all settings that are listed on this page is searchable in the Start menu.

A much better trick in my opinion would be to use the search box in the start menu and always search for a keyword related to what you want to do. There are shortcuts in Windows 7 to take if you just learn to use the start menu search. Let’s take an example on which I often ask students when I teach Windows 7 classes how they would process on how to install/uninstall Windows components and the answer is “I would go to Add/remove programs (Programs and features) and then click Windows components (Turn Windows features on or off)”.

Well, in Windows 7 you don’t have to do this, you can just go ahead and type “features” in the start menu search box and it will list the option “Turn Windows features on or off” and you can save mouse clicks and time!

If you still want “God mode”, create a folder and name it “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” and you will get the list of all options available for each control panel item.

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