Windows 11 Has A Hidden God Mode With Advanced Settings, Here's How To Enable It

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In its efforts to make Windows more user friendly and unify the look of various menus and control panels, Microsoft has simplified or even removed a plethora of options in its various versions of Windows. Enthusiasts and power users, however, have long known about a hidden God Mode, which can be enabled using a simple trick. And yes, God Mode, does work in Windows 11.

God Mode is essentially an one-stop-shop menu that's even more thorough than the classic "Control Panel," which incidentally you can still access by pressing Windows Key (WIN) + R and typing "control" into the run field. We're here to show you how to get God Mode in Windows 11, though, which is pretty straightforward...

Step 1: Create a folder
  • Right click on an empty space on your desktop (or in folder if you like)
  • Create a new folder
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Windows 11 Create new Folder Interface

Step 2: Rename the folder
  • Right click on the new folder, choose More Options, and then click on Rename in the menu.
  • Set the folder name to the following for God Mode.
  • GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Step 3: Using God Mode
  • Double Click the Folder (which will change to a different icon) and have at it.
  • You'll be presented with a long panel that looks like this...
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Windows 11 God Mode Interface

That's really all you have to do to access God Mode. But there are a multitude of other similar tricks possible using similar methods. That string of letters and numbers inside of the brackets after "GodMode." is known as a CLSID. CLSIDs are references to specific settings of which many are available, including:
  • Bluetooth
    • {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
  • Mouse
    • {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}
  • Network
    • {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
  • Personalization
    • {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
  • Troubleshooting
    • {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
What you put in front of the CLSID does not matter, so long as it has no spaces and it ends with a period. For example, you could name your Troubleshooting one like this:
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 And yes, you can pretty much put these high-powered folders anywhere. So, if you want a single destination with quick access to a multitude of menus to customize Windows 11, including God Mode, that's entirely possible.