God Mode still works in Windows 10

A lengthy list of commands in God Mode -- some of them even useful -- made the transition to Windows 10

The Windows Vista-era parlor trick commonly called "God Mode" is alive and well in Windows 10. I, for one, was quite surprised to see it made the transition, as it's based on a hook into Control Panel, which is being disassembled rapidly in Windows 10. The parts of God Mode that appear in Windows 10 are slightly different from the elements in Windows 8.1 (which, in turn, are slightly different from Windows 7), but the overall effect is the same.

To access God Mode on your Windows 10 Insider Preview PC, right-click (or tap and hold) any empty spot on the Desktop. Choose New > Folder. When the new folder appears, right-click (or tap and hold) on it and give it this name:


You can use any valid Windows filename instead of GodMode -- call it Parlor Trick if you like.

The result is a lengthy list of commands that, in my brief experiments, all seem to work.

Windows 10 God Mode

Windows 10 "God Mode"

Some of these commands may be useful. For example, the AutoPlay option, when accessed through God Mode, brings up the old Windows 7/8 AutoPlay dialog, which is considerably more advanced than the Windows 10 Settings version of AutoPlay (Start > Settings > Devices > AutoPlay).

t/h RC Primak

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