Create An All-Inclusive Control Panel Shortcut In Windows

By default, Windows' Control Panel broadly groups its options, tucking the nitty-gritty stuff you might be looking for into very general categories. You can, however, create a shortcut that lists all your Control Panel options in one list.

If you're a tech news follower, you might have seen this listed recently as a "God mode" explorer hack. But that is, as Ed Bott points out, kind of ridiculous. It's merely a kind of back-alley way of creating a shortcut, using a specialised identifier name, to present a search results list showing everything available in the Control Panel.

At his home away from Lifehacker, the How-To Geek has a handy step-by-step on creating what he dubs the "How-To Geek Mode". If you're handy with Windows, all you have to do is right-click on the desktop or in a folder, choose New->Folder, and give the new item something like this name:

How-To Geek.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Feel free, of course, to replace "How-To Geek" with "God mode" or whatever self-aggrandising shortcut name you'd like.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Enable the Secret "How-To Geek" Mode in Windows [the How-To Geek]


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