Long time back we blogged about the hidden secret "God Mode" feature found in Windows 7 which was actually not a secret thing but a built-in search page which is used by Windows to show items in user initiated search results. You can read more about it at following link:
Although its not a secret thing but there is no doubt its very useful. You can access all Control Panel items and other system tools in a single place. We also posted tutorials to add "God Mode" shortcuts in Desktop context menu, My Computer context menu and in Taskbar:
- How to Pin Windows 7 "God Mode" Shortcut to Taskbar?
- How to Add Windows 7 "God Mode" Shortcut in My Computer Context Menu?
- How to Add Windows 7 "God Mode" Shortcut in Desktop Context Menu?
Now you might be wondering why are we suddenly telling you all these things? Its because one AskVG reader "Ian" asked us how to add "God Mode" icon in Control Panel? Actually its a good idea! It would be useful if we can add a shortcut to "God Mode" in Control Panel.
So today in this article, we are going to tell you how to add "God Mode" icon in Control Panel and in My Computer window so that you can access it quickly and easily.
Following screenshots show you "God Mode" icon present in Control Panel and My Computer window:
"God Mode" Icon in Control Panel:
"God Mode" Icon in My Computer Window:
To add "God Mode" icon, you'll need to edit Windows Registry and will need to add references of "God Mode" GUID in various Registry keys. It'll take lots of time and will require expertise.
For you convenience, we are sharing a ready-made Registry script which will do the whole task automatically. You can download the Registry script using following link:
Once you download the above mentioned ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it.
It'll immediately add "God Mode" icon in Control Panel and My Computer window.
An extra uninstallation Registry script is also available in ZIP file in case you want to remove the icon.
Some references were taken from registry script shared by "KeybrdCowboy". So big thanks goes to him...