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 interested in reading about the All Tasks folder (which many call informally as the God Mode). It is a secret hidden folder in Windows 10 which provides full access to all settings of the operating system. Here is how you can access the God Mode folder in Windows 10.
There is a way to access God Mode in Windows 10 using a special command.
Follow the instruction below to learn how to open the God Mode folder in Windows 10.
- Press Win + R shortcut keys together on the keyboard. Tip: see the ultimate list of all Windows keyboard shortcuts with Win keys.
The Run dialog will appear on the screen, type the following in the Run box:
By dragging any of the listed items to the Desktop, you can create a shortcut to the appropriate command, which is pretty useful.
Create a shortcut to the God Mode in Windows 10
You can create a shortcut to the God Mode on the Desktop in Windows 10. Just open the folder and drag the icon from the address bar which is to the left of the "All Tasks" text to the Desktop. A shortcut will be created to All Tasks:
Now you can pin it to the Start menu or to Quick access.
Pin God Mode to the taskbar in Windows 10
Use the following shortcut as a shortcut target:
Name it as you wish and change its icon to any desired icon.
That's it. In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, there was an additional "God Mode" folder which included Modern settings along with classic Control panel applets. More details can be learned from these articles: The list of shell commands in Windows 10 and The full list of Shell locations in Windows 8. Unfortunately, that folder was removed in Windows 10.
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