5 Hidden Windows 7 Tips and Tricks | ClipTraining CBT Blog

Earlier this week we showed you a video on how to create a secret folder with over 260 Control Panel applets in one spot called GodMode.  Today, we’ll build on this premise of hidden windows features starting with the first trick, a variation of GodMode. 

(1) Godmode Alternatives – Below are a list of variations to the all inclusive GodMode folder.  Watch the 2 minute clip “Setting Up Windows GodMode” to see how to implement these codes!  Note: these are for Windows 7  users only.

Action Center: {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}

Backup and Restore: {B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}

Biometric Devices: {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}

Display: {C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}

Recovery: {9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}

Speech Recognition: {58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}

Troubleshooting: {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}

 (2) Hidden Wallpapers – If you would like to see more than the standard windows wallpapers installed for your region (For example, USA) go to the Start Orb and in the Run dialog type the following:

C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT

That will open up several folders with wallpapers from Australia, South Africa, Canada, and United Kingdom. The themes contain  1920 x 1200 resolution wallpapers for your enjoyment.

 (3) Enhanced Calculator – Some things never appear to change, the Windows Calculator being one of them.  But there truly is a subtle update that while hidden is actually very useful.  In Windows 7 open Calculator.  On the view menu at the very bottom select Worksheets.  Here you can transform the simple calculator into a powerhouse ready to help you with Mortgage, Vehicle Lease, Fuel Economy and other calculator add-ons.

 (4) Burning Images – We’re talking .iso images here.  This simple trick is to just double click an .iso select a drive and press burn.  Fast and easy your disc will be done in no time!

 (5) Problem Steps Recorder – When you need help regarding a problem and you want to show them exactly what is happening on your screen the Problem Steps Recorder is the way to do it.  Just click the Start orb and type psr in the Instant Search dialog.  The recorder is easy to use and creates a .zip file that you can send to your Help Desk support (of super guru family member) for assistance.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

Categories: Follow-up Friday, Godmode, Windows 7

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