how to activate the hidden features of Windows 10

Often, to change or set anything in Windows, it is necessary to disentangle the various menus, submenus and wizards, present in the system, before being able to reach the control panel item, which is essential to be able to change or set a specific feature of the system operating. The solution to all this is the use of the hidden features of windows: the GodMode mode is an example.

Why the GodMode was designed

The “hidden” mode, GodMode, was created to facilitate the search and grouping of all the apps necessary to set certain operating system functions. Moreover, now, through the GodMode search box, it is possible to quickly search for an applet, since all of them are grouped by category. This guide is reliable for all Windows operating systems ranging from Vista to windows 10. Therefore, before applying this procedure it is necessary to go back to the version of the operating system installed. (which version of windows is installed on the computer).

How to activate the windows GodMode

The activation of the GodMode is very simple, just create a new folder on the desktop and rename it like this: God Mode. {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

The alphanumeric code shown above indicates the famous CLSID. Finally we press the send button on the computer to confirm the operation.

At this point the folder icon will change, and will assume the same icon depicting the windows control panel. If the icon does not look like this, it means that we have not correctly renamed the new folder previously created on the desktop.

Now double-click, with the left mouse button, on the newly renamed folder, to view all the windows management tools.

What is the CLSID code?

The CLSID code is nothing more than a 128-bit code, consisting of 32 alphanumeric characters, used by Microsoft Windows operating systems, which allows you to create quick links on the desktop to system features.

Most used CLSID list

Below is a list of useful CLSIDs for each type of requirement. Then, create a new folder on the desktop, rename it to the desired CLSID and replace instead of the term “Any_Name” an alias of your choice. You will see that the icon representing the folder will take on the appearance of the associated function in the list.

User Account: Any_Name. {60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}

Audio: Any_Name. {F2DDFC82-8F12-4CDD-B7DC-D4FE1425AA4D}

Backup and Restore: Any_Name. {B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}

Characters: Any_Name. {93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}

AutoPlay: Any_Name. {9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}

Application Bar: Any_Name. {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}

Operations Center: Any_Name. {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}

Accessibility Center: Any_Name. {D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}

Remote Connection: Any_Name. {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}

Network and Sharing Center: Any_Name. {8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}

Network Resources: Any_Name. {208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}

Parental Control: Any_Name. {96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}

Synchronization Center: Any_Name. {9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}

Date and Time: Any_Name. {E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480}

Encryption: Any_Name. {D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}

Home Group: Any_Name. {67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}

Gadget: Any_Name. {37efd44d-ef8d-41b1-940d-96973a50e9e0}

Devices and Printers: Any_Name. {A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}

Notification Area Icons: Any_Name. {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

Color Management: Any_Name. {B2C761C6-29BC-4f19-9251-E6195265BAF1}

Credential Management: Any_Name. {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}

Folder Options: Any_Name. {6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}

Mouse: Any_Name. {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}

Customization: Any_Name. {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

Preliminary Options: Any_Name. {CB1B7F8C-C50A-4176-B604-9E24DEE8D4D1}

Energy Saving Options: Any_Name. {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}

Country and Language: Any_Name. {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}

Indexing Options: Any_Name. {87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7}

Programs and Features: Any_Name. {7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}

Recovery Center: Any_Name. {9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}

Default Programs: Any_Name. {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}

Screen: Any_Name. {C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}

Troubleshooting: Any_Name. {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}

Administrative Tools: Any_Name. {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}

Position Sensor: Any_Name. {E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}

Performance Tools: Any_Name. {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

System: Any_Name. {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}

Keyboard: Any_Name. {725BE8F7-668E-4C7B-8F90-46BDB0936430}

Windows Update: Any_Name. {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

Telephone and Modem: Any_Name. {40419485-C444-4567-851A-2DD7BFA1684D}

Windows Firewall: Any_name. {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}

Windows Defender: Any_Name. {D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}

Printers and faxes: Any_name. {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Scheduled Tasks: Any_Name. {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

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