Add All Tasks to Control Panel in Windows 10

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How to Add All Tasks to Control Panel in Windows 10 (the God Mode folder)

You may be aware of a hidden "All Tasks" applet that lists all Control Panel items in a single view. Here's how to add it to the classic Control Panel in Windows 10.

In Windows 10, Microsoft is moving everything from the classic Control Panel to the Modern app called "Settings". It has already inherited many options which were exclusively available in the Control Panel. If you prefer using the classic Control panel, you might want to add some extra applets to it to make it more useful.

There is a way to access God Mode in Windows 10 with a shell command. Press Win + R shortcut keys together on the keyboard, and type the following in the Run box: shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.

This will open the All Tasks folder, widely known as "God Mode". From there you can access all settings in Windows 10.

In Windows, it is easy to add custom items to the Control Panel. Check out the following blog post:

How to add anything you want to Control Panel

Using the trick described in the mentioned article, we can prepare a Registry tweak to add the All Tasks item to the Control Panel. Here we go.

To Add All Tasks to Control Panel in Windows 10,

  1. Download the following Registry files (the ZIP archive): Download Registry Files
  2. Extract them to any folder you like. You can place them right on the Desktop.
  3. Close the Control Panel if you have it open.
  4. Double-click the file Add All Tasks To Control Panel.reg and confirm the operation.
  5. Now, open the Control Panel  and go to System and Security.

You are done. You now have All Tasks in the Control Panel. It is also visible in the 'Large icons' and 'Small icons' view.

To get rid of it, you can use the included undo tweak, which is Remove All Tasks From Control Panel.reg.

Here are other useful links to check:

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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