Friday, 24 January 2020

Windows 10 master settings

Since the release of Windows 8, I have been increasingly frustrated by Windows settings being stashed in all sorts of strange places, and having to trawl in the deeps of Microsoft's labyrinthine thinking. Going looking for power settings, for example, can take us to four different places, through four different access points. Confusing. Annoying. A huge time waster.

However, there is a way to get all your Windows 10 settings all together, and that is by using "God" mode. And - even better - it is very simple to set up a folder on our desktop so we can access all the MS settings from this one location. While it looks budget, search enables us to find whatever it is that we seek. Bliss.

First we need to check that we have administrator rights on our account (here for details). Once we have done that, then all we need to do is to simply right click on an empty space on our desktop. From the pop-up menu, select "New", then Folder. We then rename the folder as follows:
We can now see that the folder icon is replaced by a settings icon (like the accompanying image), and - when we click on the folder - we get a list of all the things that we can now access, grouped into helpful sections.

... and that's all there is to it.


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