Friday, April 6, 2012

Windows God Mode

Windows God Mode

This is nothing new, but it is certainly a secret to most. Windows for years has had a string value from the registry that when appended to the end of a folder name would create a so-called "God Mode"; which, contains a folder view of every select-able Windows option that exists. This is good for developers to have quick access for testing and building purposes, but for me it makes it easier than searching in the control panel and right clicking on anything.

Here you will find string values to create God Mode settings folders. To create a folder right click on your desktop or any folder and then "New" and then "Folder". Change the name to whatever you want followed immediately by "." and one of the string values below. I have create a simple tool for installation below.

Example given: myGodModefolder.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The folder will then change to a different icon corresponding to the option type and contain any options of the type.

Full list:

Main Gode Mode (all settinsg included):
  • Gode Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Specific Modes:
  • Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
  • Biometric Devices.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
  • Power Plan.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • Taskbar Notification Icons.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  • Windows Vault.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
  • Install Program From Network.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • GAC .Net Assemblies.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
  • Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
  • Workgroups.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
  • Remote Access.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
  • Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
  • Nothing.{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
  • Windows Performance Rating.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

I have created an executable to automatically install one or all of these options to your desktop. Run then file and it will give a brief explanation and present two options: [1] Install God Mode only or [2] Install all options to a God Modes folder. You can then move the files to wherever you like for your convenience.

Download: Windows God Mode Installer

Main Source Info:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10426627-56/windows-7-has-lots-of-godmodes-exclusive/

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