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Hard to find Settings

How to get fast access to Windows Settings

 
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Window is exceptionally flexible and customizable, but there are so many options and settings it is often difficult to find the one you want. You may even remember some setting exists, but have to hunt a bit if you don't use it frequently. Worse, every major Windows version seems to shift how you get to a option or setting just enough to add to our frustrations.

 
 
   
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  Windows XP, Vista, 7
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God Mode
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If you're using Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) or Vista (32-bit only), you can enable God Mode (yes, it's called that) and get quick and direct access to hundreds of panels and options. You create a specially named folder, where Windows magically provides all these links.

  1. Open Explorer to a hard disk such as C:. We'll place the new God Mode folder in the root, but you can place it in a sub-directory as well.
  2. Copy the following bold line into the clipboard (using Ctrl-C).

    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. In the right pane, right-click, and select New, then Folder. Paste the line above into the new folder name box (use Ctrl-V).
  4. Click on the "GodMode...." folder.

You can now select from each category, various settings and option dialogs.



The "GodMode" portion of the folder name can be anything and this will still function correctly. If you prefer, "Quick Settings" or anything else is fine, but keep the period, brackets and the digits and dashes in the folder name.

If you use a third-party file manager, you will likely see all the options without hard category breaks, but you can still select all of the options. If needed you can sort on the category column to get a similar organization as Explorer.

 
   
 
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Posted: 24-Feb-2010
 
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Third Party Tweakers
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There are quite a few free and paid products that can make accessing the standard (and not-so-standard) settings and options an easier and more consistent experience.

Search the Internet using the keywords Windows tweaker to see the latest products in this category.

 
   
 
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Last update: 24-Feb-2010 2:31 pm