Did you know that Windows has many additional modes that include additional features, help troubleshoot or improve performance for specific tasks? Some of them are hidden, although you may have heard of others but have never tried them yourself. Let’s take a look at some of the hidden modes in Windows, including what they offer and how to access them.
1. Mode of god
God Mode has a command name, but it is not just a “mode”, but rather a set of shortcuts. It combines all control panel options as well as several commands that are not easily available on the control panel into one list.
This is easy to configure. Just right click on your desktop (or anywhere else) and choose Create > folder. When prompted to give it a name, type this:
If you want, you can change the text GodMode to another name of your choice. As soon as you press Enter, to save the name, the folder icon will change to the control panel icon.
2. safe mode
You may have heard of safe mode if you had to troubleshoot Windows. This mode only loads Windows with the necessary drivers and programs to boot, and nothing else. That way, you can exclude a third-party driver or an incorrectly configured setting that causes your problem.
3. Game mode
Windows 10 has more game functions than any other version. In fact, the settings have an entire panel dedicated to game functions. One of them is Game Mode, which optimizes your system for better performance in games.
To find it, go to Settings > Games > Game mode. This is a simple switch called Game Mode turn it on, and Windows optimizes your computer for the game.
The Microsoft support page says that this prevents the Windows Update Center from installing drivers and notifying you of reboots. It also “helps achieve more stable frame rates depending on the specific game and system”, which is rather vague.
4. Battery saving mode
If you have a laptop, you probably had concerns about discharging your battery at a critical moment. To prevent these situations, Windows 10 has a mode designed to save battery power.
He disables energy-intensive tasks such as e-mail synchronization and application background updates. This feature also reduces the brightness, which is an important way to save battery power.
To change the battery saving settings, Select Settings > System > Battery. Select the Enable check box to enable the battery saving function Battery charge if the battery charge drops below, and set the percentage. If you wish, you can also enable control the battery saving state until the next charge, to enable it immediately.
To switch faster Battery Saverin future press Win+A, to open Support Center and use its shortcut in the group of icons at the bottom of the screen.
5. Dark mode
A majority of operating systems now have their own dark mode, and Windows 10 is no exception. Enabling this option disables most Store applications by default, as well as Windows elements such as Settings and Explorer.
To use dark mode, go to Settings > Personalization > Colors” and choose Dark in the section. You can also choose User,to set different modes for Windows elements and applications if you like.
6. Compatibility mode
Windows usually works well with backward compatibility, but especially old software that has never been updated for modern versions of Windows may not work correctly. This is why the OS includes a compatibility mode that can help older programs run on current versions of Windows, even if they are not officially supported.
In order to use compatibility mode, you need to right-click the program executable and choose Properties. From there, go to the Compatibility tab and you can run it in the mode intended for older versions of Windows. This section also allows you to switch between other compatibility settings, such as low resolution forced usage.
7. Airplane mode
Still one simple but useful mode, the flight mode works just like on your smartphone. Enabling this mode disables all wireless communication, so your computer will not use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cell data, etc.
Mode is also useful as an option to save battery power. If you are working offline and want to save the device’s battery power, activating Flight Mode can help you.
You will find it in Settings > Network & Internet > Airplane mode, but it is more convenient to use the panel in the Action Center. Press Win + A or click the icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar to display it.
8. Tablet mode
If you are using Windows 10 on your tablet or laptop, you should know about tablet mode. This makes it easy to use the interface on a touchscreen device when the mouse and keyboard are not connected. For example, all apps open in full screen mode, and some items have more indents so you can use them by selecting them with your fingers.
To change its parameters, Select Settings > System > Tablet Mode. Here you can choose which mode to use at startup, whether Windows should switch modes without asking you, and a few taskbar options that affect tablet mode.
9. Focus mode
While this function is called Focus rather than in Focus mode, we enabled it because it works as a unique mode. The Focus Assistant allows us to suppress notifications so as not to distract your attention while you’re working.
To configure, go to Settings > System > Focus. Press Customize Priority List, to select what will be displayed in this mode.
Bottom you can change when Focus Assist is automatically activated. These include at certain times, when duplicating your display (e.g. for presentation) or when playing a game.
10. Mode S
That mode you probably have heard of but don’t want to use. Some Windows machines come with Windows 10 in S mode, which is more locked than a standard Windows installation. Mode S only allows apps to be installed from the Microsoft Store and does not allow all browsers except Microsoft Edge.
Go to Settings > Update and Security > Activation. Click the Go to Store link in Go to Windows 10 Home/Pro.
The Microsoft Store page named Switch from S will be opened. Press Get and confirm your choice to exit S mode. This is a one-way process, so you won’t be able to return to S mode later.