Thursday, January 7, 2010

Windows 7's "God Mode"

For the past few days I've seen countless blog posts touting a Windows 7's hack called "God Mode" that essentially allows you to create a shortcut to the control panel but with a simple list of services instead of the categories.

Here is the Lifehacker article.

I made the hack myself by putting it on my desktop. I created a new folder and then gave it the follow name: Control Panel Explorer.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. I thought the name "Control Panel Explorer" was much better than "God Mode" because it's technically more accurate. The "God Mode" shortcut doesn't really unveil any extra power, just a different way to organize the control panel. Anyways it's a small little hack that is quite handy, especially when you are used to Windows XP and going straight to the control panel area you want to look at.

Personally I hate that Windows 7 and Vista hide the View Network Connections window which "Control Panel Explorer" now let's me get to without problems. You might find the same benefits, just know there's nothing God Like about what you are doing to Windows!

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