Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stairway to Heaven

Many years ago, I was working a startup in Addis, LA and the process control technician explained to me the various titles for the operation’s staff.  At the top of the food chain was the title AAGLB.  I asked what it stood for.  The reply was “Almost A God-Like Being”.
So I was doing some Googling over the holiday weekend for Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts (I had some time to kill while I was smoking my ribs and brats). In addition to all the built-in, but little known keyboard shortcuts, I came across an interesting feature called GodMode.

GodMode (someone in Redmond has a sense of humor) is a searchable/clickable list of system tasks that automatically gets created when you create a very special folder on your Desktop named, you guessed it, GodMode.

Specifically, create a new folder on your Desktop and rename it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. You’ll see the icon change from the standard folder to one that’s typically associated with Control Panel. Double click on the folder and you’ll see the following:

Now you’ve got a fairly comprehensive, searchable list of system functions. Just double click on any one of them to run, or right click on one, create a shortcut, then edit the shortcut to give it a keyboard shortcut.  Hey, you're a AAGLB.


Jim Cahill said...

Bruce, Fascinating... I just gave it a try and it works right away. It's great how it organizes all the system functions in one easy to use place.

Thanks for sharing!


Charlie Sasser said...

Thanks Bruce. This works like a charm (pun intended) and only took seconds to setup.