God Mode in Windows 10 not working
June 17, 2018 3:17 AM   Subscribe

I'm intrigued by the so-called God Mode in Windows 10 and although I can set up the icon/folder, when it opens the explorer window it immediately closes and the icon moves to the top left of the desktop.

The code I'm using is GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} which seems to be correct. Has this been written out of the latest update of Windows?
posted by feelinglistless to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: I've just tried to open the original control panel via a search and the same thing happened.
posted by feelinglistless at 3:20 AM on June 17, 2018

Best answer: I don't think 'God Mode' is needed in Win 10 as a right click on the Start Button in the bottom left hand corner on the Task Bar pretty much gives you everything you need.
posted by lungtaworld at 4:17 AM on June 17, 2018 [4 favorites]

My Windows is up to date, and everything's showing up fine. You must have a Control Panel plugin which is crashing the Explorer window when Explorer attempts to display its icon.
posted by ambrosen at 4:45 AM on June 17, 2018

Check the Windows event logs for clues. If something is making it crash, it may be listed in the system or application logs.
posted by nalyd at 6:44 AM on June 17, 2018

(As a total aside, can someone ELIA5?)
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 7:05 AM on June 17, 2018

Windows has a lot of settings. These are spread among several places. This creates one place with all of them.
posted by jclarkin at 7:27 AM on June 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

When you say "the latest update," are you talking about the April 2018 update (1803)?

Edit: I've asked mainly because 1803 has only just been released world wide in the last week. Before this, I'd see it here and there but there was little consistency.
posted by tcv at 8:00 AM on June 17, 2018

I have the latest Windows 10 updates on this laptop, created the folder on my desktop, names it with copy&paste from your ask, and it works as it should.

i_am_a_fiesta, God Mode is a hack where you name a desktop folder as noted, and all the settings tools are in 1 place.
posted by theora55 at 10:35 AM on June 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

this link explains what's actually going on.

This page has some kind of downloadable shortcut that exposes the "all tasks" folder.

(this is "task" as in "control panel actions/wizards," not "task manager" as in cpu processes, jobs)
posted by snuffleupagus at 2:30 PM on June 17, 2018

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