How to enable God Mode in Windows 11

Claudiu Andone
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  • Enabling God Mode in Windows 11 offers you access to over 200 settings and shortcuts.
  • The procedure will get you a folder on your desktop where you can see all the available options.
  • There are some new features in the latest OS that cannot be accessed through God Mode.
How to get the God Mode folder in Windows 11
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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.

That is why our guides are increasingly detailed in explanations so that all users get to solve their problems or tasks as easily as possible.

However, Windows 11, like Windows 10 before, 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.

Why do I need God Mode?

God Mode is a folder on your desktop, or anywhere you want to create it, that will feature more than 200 settings, controls, and apps from your OS, sorted alphabetically in 33 categories.

Then, you can double-click any of them to get right to the setting you want to use without going through time-consuming steps and windows.

Why do I need God Mode in Windows 11? You don’t! But if you have it and use it as we suggest further on in our article, it will save you a lot of time and effort.

For instance, if you want to get to, let’s say a simple setting like changing the mouse settings, you will need to do the following steps:

  1. Click the Start button and select Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth & devices from the left pane.
  3. Scroll down and click on Mouse.
  4. Now select Additional mouse settings.

If you want to go even further, you will need to access the tabs. Well, you can easily get to the last step by double-clicking a file after having the God Mode folder.

How do you get the God Mode folder in Windows 11? That is a very simple and easy process so read below.

How do I enable God Mode in Windows 11?

  1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop, select New and choose Folder.
  2. Paste the following line in the name of the folder and hit Enter: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  3. Right-click again on a free desktop space and select Refresh.
  4. Your folder will look like a Control Panel icon after refresh.

You now have the God Mode folder on your desktop. You can create it anywhere but it’s much more effective to have it closer to your reach.

How to use the God Mode folder?

  1. Double-click the new God Mode folder.
  2. Now you have access to over 200 shortcuts, apps and settings that you can click directly. Just scroll down and double-click the one that you need.
  3. For instance, to get to the mouse settings we wrote about in the beginning of this article, type mouse in the search field from the top-right corner of the window, click the right arrow to search, then double click Change mouse settings.
  4. There you go! You’ve reached the same window that we’ve told you about before.

That was just an example we used to highlight how much time and effort God Mode can help you save.

However, if you need to be even more effective, drag and drop the most used commands on your desktop to have them even more accessible.

What are the most interesting hidden features in Windows 11?

Many of you have been asking about the hidden features in Windows 11 and the straight answer to that is that there are no hidden features.

There are, of course, some new ones and some features that were present in Windows 10 and have been removed in the new OS.

If you want to know more about them, we have an excellent comparison between Windows 11 and Windows 10 regarding the new features.

On this matter, however, there are a few settings that you cannot get to in Windows 11 using the God Mode folder.

For instance, there is a new feature in Windows 11 where you can disable the network adapters by accessing the Advanced network settings from the Network & Internet menu in Settings.

You can disable the adapters quickly from Advanced network settings

Well, there is no shortcut for this in the God Mode folder. In fact, we couldn’t even find the Network & Internet shortcut.

So, although the God Mode folder can help you a lot with some useful shortcuts to the most common settings, this tool is not yet updated with all the options from Windows 11.

And by the way, you can also use this on Windows 10 using the exact same steps as we described for the new OS.

We hope that this guide has helped you add and use the God Mode folder on your Windows 11 and now you have your most-used shortcuts on your desktop.

Of course, if you want to remove God Mode, just delete the folder and it’s done, no other steps are required.

If you want to further organize your experience, read our article on how to pin apps to the Start menu.

Did you find this guide useful? Drop us a line with your experience and input in the comments section below.

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