How to Enable the Hidden ‘God Mode’ in Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

How to Enable the Hidden ‘God Mode’ in Windows 11

Windows 11 is a pretty complicated system, and it can be a long ride even for intermediate users to get to some apps and functions.

However, Windows 11 has a little wormhole called God Mode, that will allow you to get to all of the settings and apps a lot easier.

And, in a way, it’s like in video games when you can pass through walls because when you use it, you will get past all the steps to get to the final setting you need.

God Mode is a hidden Windows feature to access all sorts of settings you usually can't see or find in Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11? Think of it as Settings or the Control Panel on steroids. It's very easy to activate yourself in less than a minute.

1 .Create a folder

Right click on an empty space on your desktop (or in folder if you like)

Create a new folder

2. Rename the folder

Right click on the new folder, choose More Options, and then click on Rename in the menu.

Set the folder name to the following for God Mode.


3. Using God Mode

Double Click the Folder (which will change to a different icon) and have at it.

You'll be presented with a long panel that looks like this...


That's really all you have to do to access God Mode. But there are a multitude of other similar tricks possible using similar methods. That string of letters and numbers inside of the brackets after "GodMode." is known as a CLSID. CLSIDs are references to specific settings of which many are available, including:


  • {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}


  • {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}


  • {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}


  • {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}


  • {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}

What you put in front of the CLSID does not matter, so long as it has no spaces and it ends with a period. For example, you could name your Troubleshooting one like this:


tribble troubleshooting panel

 And yes, you can pretty much put these high-powered folders anywhere. So, if you want a single destination with quick access to a multitude of menus to customize Windows 11, including God Mode, that's entirely possible.

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