TIP: Access All Control Panel Applets/Tools

From reading the features on PIMP-MY-RIG reloaded, you will have probably decuded that the we have this funny habbit of making things efficient. Some find it weird, but this unconventional behavior for us is the norm, it is after all more effective, useful and practical. Always, always put technology to good use.

We take the new Control Panel in Windows 7, for example. In its categorized view, you will get lost from the cryptic options. But don't take our word for it, see it for yourself! Icon view is a bit better.. How would you like another way of looking at the control panel the easier (or perhaps the easiest) way? Here's how.

You might have heard about the Windows 7 "God Mode". If you haven't, then it's about time. God mode in Windows 7 is a way to access all the applets or tools of the control panel at once. The Control Panel icon view pales in comparison to God Mode. But when I first saw the menu, there is just too much information. It is virtually finding a needle in the haystack.

For the information of those who first heard of God Mode in Windows 7, you just basically have to create a folder on your computer and name it "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. Here, the string GodMode can be any name or word as long as the rest is preserved. We named ours "Hack Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}, which gives it a nicer ring. When you browse this folder, you will notice a ton of configuration options, like below.



From there you probably agree with our earlier statement that there is just too much information. You can, however, filter it to the particular function you will want to use. To do this, use the search bar on the upper right corner of the window. In this example, the keyword "display" is used. What this does is filter (or search) the control panel tools that are related to "display" (refer to screenshot below).


All that is left is to select the functionality you want for display. Since the menu options are quite descriptive of what they do, things will be faster and more efficient for you to accomplish what you want.

That is the functionality that is needed with a better interface and easier to manage. Best of all, it is easy to do in a non-destructive manner.

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