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Windows 11 Has a God Mode, Too—Here’s How to Activate It

Windows 11 logo on the Windows 11 default wallpaper.

Tired of digging through your Settings and Control Panel just to reach your backup tools or change your system’s clock? Like previous Windows releases, the Windows 11 operating system features a secret “God Mode” that gives you a desktop shortcut to over 260 management settings.

The Windows God Mode, officially referred to as a “Master Control Panel,” made its debut with Windows 7. While God Mode doesn’t add any new controls to your PC, it gives you instant access to management settings, all of which are organized in straightforward categories and accompanied by a search function.

How to Enable God Mode on Windows 11

Activating God Mode on Windows 11 is easy. In fact, How-To Geek‘s detailed God Mode guide will help you set it up on any version of windows (minus Vista and earlier releases). But for those who don’t feel like reading a detailed guide, here’s how to set up God Mode nice and quick.

Using an account with administrator privileges, right click your desktop, hover over “New Item,” and select “Folder.” An empty folder icon should appear on your desktop.

Right click this folder, click “Rename,” and paste this string of crazy nonsense into the highlighted text field.


Hit enter after renaming the empty folder. It should transform into a Control Panel icon with the name God Mode. Double-click this icon to bring up the “Master Control Panel” and start tweaking your PC settings one by one.

If you want your God Mode icon to have a different name, copy the above code and make a new folder on your desktop. Rename the folder, paste in the above code, and edit the part that says “GodMode” with a new name, like “Review Geek Mode.” (Leave the period before the “{” or this wont work.)

While God Mode is fun and all, be sure to avoid any settings that you don’t understand. You should also try searching for settings from the Start menu if you don’t feel like looking through the massive God Mode list.

Source: How-To Geek

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