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    New Lounger
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    Cool Desktop shortcut that provides a selectable list of Win8.1 commands

    Several months ago a routine that installed a desktop shortcut, which when activated provided a selectable listing of Win8,1 commands. This was quite useful; did not have to work through multiple levels of the command structure to choose the exact command desired. Well, one of the recent MS updates removed this desktop shortcut and searching through back issues of Windows Secrets does not seem to locate the procedure to re-install the shortcut.

    If anyone has the link to this process I would appreciate your sending that link to me. Thanks in advance for whatever assistance can be provided.

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    Welcome to the Lounge as a new Poster!

    I think this is what you are looking for:

    Master Task List or God Mode!
    Basically this is an extended control panel that allows you to control various aspects of the OS that are not typically surfaced easily via a GUI.
    Here's how you enable it:
    • Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”).
    • Right-click on the folder and click on rename.
    • Copy and paste this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    into the rename box. {you can rename it later if you wish or replace GodMode with your choice of title in the line above}
    • Press Enter.
    If you want a shortcut key combo to invoke God Mode do the following:
    • Navigate to the folder used above in File Explorer.
    • Right-Click: the God Mode Folder and select Send to Desktop. (Don't try to create the shortcut in the folder as the Key Combo won't work!)
    • Goto the Desktop.
    • Right-Click: the shortcut and select Properties.
    • Tab down to the Shortcut Key field and press your desired key sequence.
    • Click Apply.
    • Click: OK.
    • Done.
    What comes up is a Control Panel like window with sections for Action Center ("Check security status" and so on), Administrative Tools, and AutoPlay.

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    Silver Lounger
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    More about it at, gives another list of commands one can use.
    Another page:

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