Windows 11 sought to further modernize the Windows interface. The Settings app – and most of the associated tools – were no exception. But what if you don’t want to have to wade through countless pages to get to a setting? God mode solves this problem.
What is God Mode?
God Mode consolidates all settings and administrative tools available on your Windows PC into a single folder. Putting all your options right in front of you can be great if you haven’t memorized all the settings – it’s much easier to find something by scrolling up and down a bit than digging through layers of menus.
If you already know everything of the tools available to you in Windows, the God Mode folder probably won’t save you much time. Pressing the Start button and then typing what you’re looking for is faster.
How to Use God Mode
God mode isn’t activated by clicking a button or checking a box – all you have to do is add something to a folder name.
First, copy the following line to your clipboard:
Create a new folder on your desktop or wherever you want. Right-click on an empty space, go to “New”, then click on “Folder”.
Then paste this line into the name box and press Enter.
To note: GodMode is just a common way to refer to this folder. It is not a formal Windows name and the folder does not need to work. You can replace “GodMode” with anything you want.
After naming the folder, the icon will change, although it may take a minute. You can force it to update by pressing “Refresh” in the right-click context menu.
Then double-click on the icon. You will see a long list of utilities – around 200 of them. They are categorized to make it easy to find what you are looking for.
Almost everything you’ll need is listed there, and it’s a good way to learn what’s available in Windows. Be careful. Some of the options presented can cause problems if not used correctly.