Windows 7 has many more "GodModes"

Earlier this week, we reported a story from CNet about a way to access something called "GodMode" in Windows 7. Using a special string of characters, a user is able to create a shortcut that gives access to a single list containing all of the computer's control panels. As it was pointed out, it's a pretty useful tool if you're a power user.

Now, CNet is reporting that there are many "GodModes" that can be accessed in Windows 7. From an e-mail interview with Windows Division President, Steve Sinofsky, CNet learned that "several similar undocumented features provide direct access to all kinds of settings, from choosing a location to managing power settings to identifying biometric sensors."

Sinofsky revealed a list of other similar strings, noting that none of them actually give access to anything that you couldn't do already do in Control Panel. Below are some of the strings, along with what they give you access to. For a complete list of strings like these and what they give you access to, you can visit Canonical Names of Control Panel Items on MSDN's Windows Developer Center.

    Default Location - {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}
    Biometrics - {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}
    Power Settings - {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
    Notification Area - {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
    Manage Credentials - {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
    Get New Programs - {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
    Default Programs - {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
    NET Framework Assemblies - {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
    Wireless Networks - {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
    Network Neighborhood - {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
    My Computer - {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    Printers - {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
    RemoteApp and Desktop - {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
    Windows Firewall - {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
    Performance - {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
    GodMode - {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Go ahead and try them out. Let us know, in the comments, if you find anything interesting. To use the string, just make a new folder and name it anything you want, followed by a period, and then one of the strings above. Here's an example: NeowinIsMyFavoriteSite.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
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