Posts Tagged ‘GodMode’

Windows 7 “Godmode” Only the Beginning

January 7, 2010

It seems that word that people are using the Windows 7 “GodMode” settings panel trick has reached right back to Microsoft, with the revelation that there are plenty of other similar shortcuts.

Cnet managed to score an interview with Microsoft’s Windows division president, Steven Sinofsky, who was fairly happy to talk about the recently uncovered GodMode tweak in some detail. According to Sinofsky, the aim with tweaks like GodMode is to provide easy access to a plethora of settings for developers who might conceivably need to test everything in as little time as possible.



Windows 7 Godmode Unlocked

January 5, 2010

Windows 7 users are enjoying an increased amount of access to settings this week after the revelation that users can create a “Godmode” folder.

The whole “Godmode” part comes from the fact that once you set up the new preference pane, it names itself “GodMode.” Essentially, it seems that, using a fairly simple folder rename, users can get access to some of the more out-of-reach settings in Windows 7 (and, according to some reports, in Windows Vista). The altogether very simple operation just requires users to create a folder with the name, “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” and you’re away.