How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11

How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11

The brand new Windows 11 and Settings app has a simple and clean user interface. This is to make your experience simple, effortless, and effective. However, advanced Windows users and developers, on the other hand, consider these options and capabilities to be overly restrictive. If you are encountering problems finding a certain setting or control in Windows 11, activating God Mode will assist you with it. For a long time, Microsoft has been aiming to get rid of Control Panel and replace it with the Settings app. God Mode folder is your one-stop destination to access around 200+ control panel applets along with some discreet settings that are divided into 33 categories. Enabling God Mode is a straightforward process that can be completed in a few simple steps. Continue reading to learn how to enable, use, customize and disable God Mode in Windows 11.

How to Enable God Mode in Windows 11

How to Enable, Access, Customize & Disable God Mode in Windows 11

How to Enable God Mode

The user interface in Windows 11 has been completely revamped by Microsoft ranging from Start menu to Taskbar. These changes make it feel both familiar and unique, at the same time. Here’s how to enable God Mode on Windows 11.

1. Right-click on an empty space on the Desktop.

2. Click on New > Folder, as depicted below.

Right click on the desktop | How to enable and use God Mode on Windows 11

3. Rename the folder as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and press the Enter key.

4. Press the F5 key to refresh the system.

5. The folder icon of the folder will change into an icon similar to that of the Control Panel, but with no name.

God Mode Folder icon on the desktop

6. Double-click on the Folder to open God Mode tools.

Also Read: Create Desktop Shortcut in Windows 10 (TUTORIAL)

How to Disable God Mode

If you no longer have any use for it, follow the given steps to disable God Mode in Windows 11:

1. Click on God Mode folder from the Desktop screen.

2. Press Shift + Delete keys together.

3. Click on Yes in the confirmation prompt, as shown highlighted.

click on yes in the delete folder prompt windows 11

How to Access God Mode Settings

To use any particular feature, you just need to double-click on the entry in the folder. Moreover, use the given methods for easy access.

Method 1: Create Desktop Shortcut

You can make a shortcut for any particular setting by implementing these steps:

1. Right-click on the Setting Entry in God Mode folder.

2. Select Create shortcut option, as shown.

Right click option to create shortcut

3. Click Yes in the Shortcut prompt that appears. This will create and place the shortcut on Desktop screen.

Confirmation dialog box for creating shortcut

4. Hereon, double-click on the Desktop shortcut to access it quickly.

Also Read: Create Control Panel All Tasks Shortcut in Windows 10

Method 2: Use Search Bar 

Use the search box of the God Mode Folder to search for and use a specific setting or feature.

Search box in God Mode folder | How to enable and use God Mode on Windows 11

Also Read: How to Hide Recent Files and Folders on Windows 11

How to Customize God Mode Folder

Now that you know how to enable God Mode in Windows 11, then you can customize it at your convenience.

  • The tools in the God Mode folder are divided into categories, by default.
  • The tools within each category are listed alphabetically.

Option 1: Group Settings Together

You can adjust the structure of categories if you find the existing arrangement of options within the God Mode folder difficult to navigate.

1. Right-click on empty space within the folder. Then, click on Group by option.

2. Select one of the grouping options: Name, Application, Ascending or Descending order.

Group by option in the right click context menu

Option 2: Change View Type 

Due to the sheer number of settings available in the this folder, traversing the whole list of settings can be a tedious task. You can switch to Icon view to ease things, as follows:

1. Right-click on a blank space within the folder.

2. Click on View from the context menu.

3. Choose from the gievn opttions:

  • Medium icons, Large icons or Extra large icons.
  • Or, List, Details, Tiles or Content view.

Different view available in the right click context menu | How to enable and use God Mode on Windows 11

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Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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