Unlocking Hidden Features in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes packed with many hidden features and settings that can enhance your user experience and productivity. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to unlock and utilize some of these hidden gems:

1. God Mode

  • Create a new folder on your desktop.
  • Rename the folder to: 'GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}'.
  • This folder will now contain shortcuts to various settings and options, providing easy access to advanced system settings.

2. Secret Start Menu

  • Right-click on the Start button or press the Windows key + X.
  • This opens a hidden menu with quick access to various system tools and settings, including Device Manager, Command Prompt, and Task Manager.

3. Hidden Taskbar Icons

  • Click on the upward arrow (^) in the system tray.
  • This reveals hidden icons and notifications that may not be visible by default.

4. Clipboard History

  • Press the Windows key + V to open the Clipboard history.
  • Enable clipboard history in Settings -> System -> Clipboard to save multiple items for easy access.

5. Night Light

  • Go to Settings -> System -> Display.
  • Enable Night Light to reduce blue light emissions and improve sleep quality during nighttime computer use.

6. Virtual Desktops

  • Press the Windows key + Tab to open Task View.
  • Create multiple virtual desktops to organize your workspaces and switch between them seamlessly.

7. Quick Assist

  • Search for "Quick Assist" in the Start menu.
  • Use this built-in tool to provide remote assistance to friends or family members by controlling their desktops or sharing your screen.

8. Disk Cleanup

  • Search for "Disk Cleanup" in the Start menu.
  • This utility allows you to free up disk space by removing temporary files, system files, and other unnecessary items.

9. Windows Sandbox

  • Search for "Windows Sandbox" in the Start menu.
  • Use this feature to safely run untrusted applications or browse potentially harmful websites in an isolated environment.

10. Registry Editor Tweaks

  • Launch the Registry Editor by searching for "regedit" in the Start menu.
  • Be cautious when making changes to the registry, as incorrect modifications can cause system instability.


By unlocking these hidden features and settings in Windows 10, you can customize your computing experience and unlock new capabilities that enhance productivity and usability. Experiment with these features to discover what works best for your workflow and preferences.