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Neat Windows 10 Tips
Ken in Regina
If you're playing with, or are already solidly converted to, Windows 10 here is an article with some neat tips. Just to give you a taste, here's the first one I jumped all over.

Quote:
Set Up GodMode:

Create a folder anywhere on your root drive (usually your C: drive) and rename it
"GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" without the quotes.
If you are the sort of person who likes to be able to get at all the settings and management features of Windows but don't know some of them exist, or don't know how to find them, or you found them once but can't remember how you got there, this will make you very happy! When you open the folder you will see a list of every setting and management tool in Windows all grouped nicely by related functionality.

I created the folder in my "C:\Users\Ken\Desktop" folder so it's now sitting on my desktop ready to use any time I need it.

WARNING: If you do not know what a tool or setting does, do not play around with it. Either do some research online to understand what it does and whether you can recover from it if you mess up, or leave it alone.

Here is the article I got that tip from. It contains a bunch more. I hope you will find at least one or two that are interesting.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191541-windows-10-the-best-hidden-features-tips-and-t...2528Extremetech%2529

...ken...
Ken in Regina
The GodMode folder tip also works in Windows 7 if you want total access to all settings and management tools. Name the folder:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

...ken...
tcassidy
The important part of that folder name is the period and the part in braces.

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

Terry
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Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
The important part of that folder name is the period and the part in braces.

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

Terry
Yes, that's the part that matters. Copy/paste is the way to get it right. I love your variation!!

Just FYI, the Windows 10 version does not have all the Action Center stuff at the top. It starts with Administrative Tools.

...ken...
SpadesFlush
Thanks for sharing this with us, Ken, and thanks for your amplification, Terry.

This does what I like: it cuts through all the baloney of MSFT's notions of what is good for the consumer (dumbing-down?) and puts access to all that stuff in one place rather than forcing the user chase through all those usually-inconsistent screens.
LineChaser
Or you can pay homage to an earlier tool (for 98 & 2K) that had the same effect and call it TweakUI.(etc)
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