God Mode is an older Windows feature that allows you to quickly access different Control Panel settings in one place. Here’s how to use it on Windows 10.
Recent versions of Windows, including Windows 10, have a hidden feature called God Mode. This allows you to access a folder that contains links to many of the settings available on a Windows PC.
While this tool is less effective in Windows 10 than older versions, it still allows you to quickly access some of your most important (and possibly hidden) settings. It’s basically a super control panel where everything is located in one central location.
If you want to enable God Mode in Windows 10, you’ll have to follow these steps.
How to Enable God Mode in Windows 10
God Mode allows you to quickly access important Control Panel settings from a single location. For this to work, you have to have administrator rights for your PC first.
To enable God Mode in Windows 10:
- Right-click on the desktop and select New > Folder.
- Type or copy and paste in the following and press Enter (making sure there aren’t any spaces):
- When you’re done, you’ll see the following Control Panel style icon—double-click it to view the God Mode settings menu.
Using God Mode in Windows 10
Once you’ve created the God Mode menu, you’ll be able to view the consolidated menu of settings for your PC. You’ll be amazed at the number of items that are available to you.
Just like any folder, you can search for what you want in it. In the example below, we searched programs and features and got a list of eight related settings.
If you want to, you can also pin it to the Start menu—just right-click the folder and select Pin to Start.
You’ll then see the God Mode tile in your Start menu.. You can then group it with other important settings tiles to create a live tile group in your Start menu.
Navigating Windows 10 Settings
Using the steps above, you can quickly enable God Mode on Windows 10. God Mode makes it much easier to find a feature or setting that you need to quickly access. The steps should work similarly on Windows 11 PCs but, with increased prominence of the Settings app over the older Control Panel, you may find it isn’t as useful there.
If you’re still running Windows 10, however, creating a God Mode folder is a good way to access some important settings. It’s a good idea to do this when you set up a new PC, for example.