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Topic # 56118 12-Jan-2010 18:06
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Just tweeted about this, anyone else heard of or used this?  I have XP at work so have t wait until I get home.


God Mode is a simple folder that brings all aspects of Windows 7 control in a single place. It collects all of the Control Panel functions, interface customization, accessibility options, just about every aspect of controlling Windows 7 into a single place.

God Mode is easy to set up too, just do this:

* Create a new folder anywhere.
* Rename the folder by pasting this name exactly as it appears (copy it first):
* GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That’s it, you now have a folder with the Control Panel icon that has all the controls in one place.

Screen grab: http://tinyurl.com/ydrfg2s

BTW you can use anything you want instead of GodMode eg.:

UltimateControlPanel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

As for vistam, some are warning that although it works fine in 32-bit versions of Vista, it can cause 64-bit versions of that operating system to crash.




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  Reply # 289364 12-Jan-2010 18:30
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Nice hookup Stevo!

I have now ascended into Godmode :D

I like this, very convenient!




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  Reply # 289365 12-Jan-2010 18:33
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No, it's not new. There are lots of other GUIDs that will give direct access to some features. It's just that someone gave it a catchy name... and of we go.




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  Reply # 289370 12-Jan-2010 18:40
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It's not secret, and not new. I used to use this with Windows 98 to get My Computer and the Control Panel as expanding items on the start menu.

For Windows 7 users, you can get a brief list of the more common ones by opening Regedit, and navigating to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\Namespace. Append any of those GUIDs to a folder and you've got an instant special folder anywhere you want.

{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683} is the control panel GUID for W7 x64.




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  Reply # 294923 31-Jan-2010 16:01
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Very useful however not so recent or secret development, Pity i cant use it with my 64 bit though ...

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  Reply # 294931 31-Jan-2010 16:13
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As per the OP the catch is for Vista x64, not W7 x64.

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  Reply # 298371 12-Feb-2010 13:53
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Yep God Mode great I have windows 7 and believe me, its simple to use and easy to operate. You can also have lots of windows pages open on the desktop at and then shake the page you are using to get minimize al the other open pages to the taskbar....its so good

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  Reply # 298400 12-Feb-2010 14:46
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Thanks, very useful.

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  Reply # 298790 14-Feb-2010 09:46
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Should be an easy way to activate it, like go to the command prompt and type 'IDKFA' or something ;)

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  Reply # 298796 14-Feb-2010 10:06
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Works for me on W7 x64

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  Reply # 299442 16-Feb-2010 10:51
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I'll have to give this a crack tonight, looks handy!

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  Reply # 299443 16-Feb-2010 10:52
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Adamal: Should be an easy way to activate it, like go to the command prompt and type 'IDKFA' or something ;)


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  Reply # 299660 17-Feb-2010 07:26
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This didn't work when created as a folder directly on my desktop in Win 7, but I tried it again by creating the folder on a subfolder on my C drive and it worked fine.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 306513 12-Mar-2010 10:28
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This was found in Windows Vista as Master Control Panel.

It has also been known to crash Windows Explorer in Windows Vista Ultimate.

Master Control.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


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