Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 6.5 Released

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We are delighted to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 6.5.

This version includes some minor bug fixes and backend rearrangement of the source code.

Ultimate Settings Panel Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

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Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Feedback

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 6.4 Released

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We are delighted to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 6.4.

This version includes some minor bug fixes, some code tidying up, URL updates and a slight GUI change.

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Ultimate Settings Panel Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v6.4

Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Feedback

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 6.3 Released

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We are delighted to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 6.3.

This version includes some minor bug fixes, some code tidying up, URL updates and includes a new video demonstration.

Screenshots

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Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v6.3

Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Feedback

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Windows 10 God Mode – Setup and Deploy

Windows 10 God Mode Setup and Deploy

God Mode for Windows is nothing new but have you got Windows 10 God Mode setup and do you want to deploy to end users?

As you may have seen some time ago in this post, God Mode could be setup and used in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to give you a huge amount of Windows configuration items. But with everyone now gradually moving over to Windows 10, can you still setup this useful feature?

Windows 10 God Mode

Well, the good news is that, yes, you can setup Windows 10 God Mode.

The process is actually exactly the same as it was for the previous releases of Microsoft Windows. But, we will go ahead and show you a few different methods to get God Mode on to your Windows 10 machine. We will also should you how to deploy Windows 10 God Mode if you want to do this in a corporate environment.

We will also show you a few alternatives that you may be interested in.

Create Windows 10 God Mode Manually

This is probably the most likely way that anyone will create the Windows 10 God Mode, on a single computer, quick and easy.

All you need to do is to carry out the following steps.

Right click on your Windows 10 Desktop and from the right click menu select New > Folder:

Windows 10 God Mode Right Click Create Folder

This will create a new folder on your desktop:

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Give this new folder the following name:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

You will notice that the icon of the folder will now change to a Control Panel icon. This means that the folder has been setup correctly, so go ahead and double click the folder.

This will open the Windows 10 God Mode list of settings:

Windows 10 God Mode Items

You can then have a browse around the options available to you, in total there are 214!

Windows 10 God Mode Video Demo

The video below will give you a quick run through of how to create the folder to give you access to Windows 10 God Mode:

Deploying Windows 10 God Mode to Multiple Computers

So, you now know how to create the Windows 10 God Mode folder on a single machine and yes, you could go around various machines and add this easily enough. However, what if you want to deploy it in a corporate environment? 

Well there are many options open to you depending on your infrastructure setup.

Group Policy

The most obvious choice is to use Group Policy as this is a feature almost any corporate environment would have. You could create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) and use the Preferences to create the Windows 10 God Mode folder on the desktop.

Then deploy the Group Policy Object to your selected Organizational Unit and there you go, Windows 10 God Mode deployed in bulk!

System Center Configuration Manager

If you have System Center Configuration Manager available to you on your corporate network, then you can use it to deploy Windows 10 God Mode.

You could use any of the deployment features within System Center Configuration Manager to carry this task out, including Task Sequence, Package and Application deployment.

Task Sequence Deployment

For a Task Sequence deployment, just create a new Task Sequence and add a Run Command Line step. Then use the following command line:

cmd.exe /c mkdir "%userprofile%\Desktop\GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
SCCM Task Sequence for Windows 10 God Mode Creation

When this task sequence is run on a users machine, it will create the Windows 10 God Mode folder on their desktop.

Package Deployment

You could also create a Program within System Center Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 10 God Mode.

When you create the program, there will be no need for any source folders so just complete the parts you want to and click Next:

Windows 10 God Mode Create a SCCM Package with no source files

Then select Standard Program and click Next:

SCCM Program Create a standard program

You then should fill out the parts of the form that you want to, but include the magic Windows 10 God Mode code for the Command Line:

cmd.exe /c mkdir "%userprofile%\Desktop\GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
SCCM Standard Program Command Line

Complete the wizard as you see fit and then you can deploy the package as per your own procedures.

Application Deployment

If you want to create an Application deployment for Windows 10 God Mode then we would suggest that you use the command line from the task sequence option above and place that into a batch file. Then, add this batch file to your source location and create an Application using that source location with your batch file in it.

Then setup a manual installer using the batch file source location and the program installer will be the batch file itself.

Once deployed, the batch file will run and create the folder on the end users desktop.

Deployment to End Users

Using these methods you can then choose to push Windows 10 God Mode out to collections that you wish to push it to, or you can make it available through your Software Center so your end users can install or request upon demand.

MSI Installer

If you wish to use an MSI installer for even easier deployment, then you are in luck as we have already created one ready for you to use and as with all our downloads – completely free.

Just go ahead and click the button below to take you to the God Mode MSI download page:

Download MSI Installer

Note that this MSI installer can also be used with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 should you have those still in your environment.

Windows 10 God Mode Alternative – Ultimate Settings Panel

If you are looking for something a little different with many more options than Windows 10 God Mode, then you should go ahead and take a look at our Open Source utility, Ultimate Settings Panel.

It has a larger number of settings available and comes with a very user friendly tab interface as well as some other tidy little features:

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You can download Ultimate Settings Panel completely free, just click the download button below:

Download Ultimate Settings Panel

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Ultimate Settings Panel Now on GitHub

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Ultimate Settings Panel was a C# learning project started a number of years ago, just something very basic for me to get to learn the ins and outs of Visual Studio and C#.

Since then, I have continued to develop and update the utility as it unexpectedly became more popular. To this day, between direct downloads on our own site here and downloads through software distribution sites like MajorGeeks (over 65,000 downloads) and Softpedia, Ultimate Settings Panel now has over approximately 250,000 downloads.

Keeping it up to date

I have tried to keep up to date with what people have been requesting to add to Ultimate Settings Panel, especially with the introduction of savable themes and colour schemes. However, the time has come to let go of Ultimate Settings Panel and allow C# developers a lot better than myself to take over.

I just do not have the spare time like I used to, to be able to spend any length of time adding new features to Ultimate Settings Panel or keeping it up to date. I do not want to just let it die though, so having been asked for the source code for years and refusing to give it out, I’ve now decided that the time is right to make the source code publicly available and hope that others can take it on and make it a better product.

Requested Features

Over time, I have been asked to include a number of new features to Ultimate Settings Panel. Some I have managed to include, but others I’ve not. Below are a few requests that I have had from people over time, hopefully the GitHub community can get these features added:

  • Drag and drop tabs – the ability to be able to move the tabbed panels around to whichever order the user would like
  • Hide tabs – the ability to hide tabs that are not required by the user
  • New tabs – the ability to add new tabs and drag buttons from existing tabs to it – effectively creating a customised tab for the user
  • Portable version of Ultimate Settings Panel

If you have any ideas for new features that you would like to be added to Ultimate Settings Panel, then please leave us a comment below in the comments section and I can get it added as a requested featured on the GitHub repository page.

GitHub

No that I have decided to hand over the source code for Ultimate Settings Panel, I thought that the only correct place to put it would be GitHub. If you are not familiar with GitHub, it is like a developer social network where people share source code, ideas and can make amendments to code all with source control included. It is the best and safest place to put the source code.

I will be adding some other programs’ source code that I have developed over the years to GitHub soon so you should also look out for them on my GitHub profile available here.  But for now, you can get access to Ultimate Settings Panel source code and updates on it’s GitHub repository available here.

The Future

I hope that the program will continue to evolve and provides some people with a little help. Over the years I’ve had abuse from random internet keyboard warriors about releasing such a simple program (why bother downloading it then?) but I have also had many emails from older people and people who are not technically minded who have found it incredibly useful to them, so there is a market for it.

I’m looking forward to what it may become, thanks for reading.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 6.1 Demo Video

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We have finally got around to creating a quick video demo of our latest release of Ultimate Settings Panel.

The main new feature on this release is one that we have been asked for the most. That is for the theme and colour scheme you choose to be saved. This has now been added and whatever you change the theme to, will automatically be saved as soon as you change it.

Video Demo

Below is the video demo which is hosted on YouTube. Feel free to share it!

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 6.1 Released

We are delighted to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 6.1.

This version includes some minor bug fixes, some code tidying up, but the main addition is now the ability for you to select your own theme and color styles and Ultimate Settings Panel v6.1 will automatically save these settings for you next time you load the program up again! This has been by far our most requested feature and we are delighted to be finally able to bring this to you.

Version Log Information

Please note that version 6.0 was an internal testing version so we have publicly gone from version 5.9 to version 6.1 – you have not missed a version!

Screenshots

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Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v6.1

Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Comments

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.9 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.9.

This version includes some minor bug fixes, a lot of code tidying up, so you should notice that the download and installer package is now much smaller in size. We have also now reverted all our online information for Ultimate Settings Panel back to our main site here at blog.techygeekshome.info. Due to this, all links within the program have been updated.

Screenshots

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Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.9

Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Comments

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.8 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.8.

This version includes the changes in relation to our recent branding program and a few minor bug fixes and web link updates.

Video Demo

See Ultimate Settings Panel in action below:

Download

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.8

Prerequisites

This program requires Microsoft .Net 4.5.2 to work correctly. You can download this directly from Microsoft by clicking here.

Instructions

For full instructions on how to use the Ultimate Settings Panel utility, click here.

Licence

This utility is free to use for both personal and commercial use.

Distribution

You are free to distribute this utility in it’s original form. No amendments or installation wrapping with PuP is permitted.

Comments

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.7 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.7.

This version includes some very minor bug fixes and a new Microsoft Edge panel.

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.7

LICENCE INFORMATION

This program is completely free of charge for both personal and commercial use.

COMMENTS

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.6 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.6.

Within this release we have fixed the compatibility issues with Windows 7 and we have also included portable standalone versions of the app included in the download package. We have also made some minor changes to the Home panel to streamline the app a little.

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.6

LICENCE INFORMATION

This program is completely free of charge for both personal and commercial use.

COMMENTS

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.

Ultimate Settings Panel – Version 5.5 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Ultimate Settings Panel version 5.5.

Our latest addition in version 5.5 is what we have been planning to do in a very long time which is to give you the ability to change the colour and style themes to suit whatever you want it to be.

This is available on the first Home Panel in a simple drop down menu – just select what you want and away you go! You can see this in action in the video demo below:

We have also ironed out some other minor bugs and removed the adverts – this was a trial, it didn’t work, we removed it and we all move on!

In version 5.5 we have also made some slight changes to the options and they are now available from the Home Panel under Options. You can see what the new panel looks like from the screenshot below:

Light & Blue Theme:

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Dark & Blue Theme:

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Included in this release are the 64-bit and 32-bit installers including MSI – ensure that you install the correct version for your computer. You can use the MSI to distribute wherever you like including Commercial use.

DOWNLOAD

Download Ultimate Settings Panel v5.5

SCREENSHOTS

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LICENCE INFORMATION

This program is completely free of charge for both personal and commercial use.

COMMENTS

If you have any comments on this new release, please feel free to leave us a message below in the comments section.