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[url="http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/quick-tip-invoke-god-mode-to-take-control-of-settings-in-windows-8/7456?tag=nl.e064&s_cid=e064&ttag=e064"]http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/quick-tip-invoke-god-mode-to-take-control-of-settings-in-windows-8/7456?tag=nl.e064&s_cid=e064&ttag=e064[/url]


[b] Quick Tip: Invoke god mode to take control of settings in Windows 8[/b]


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By [url="http://www.techrepublic.com/search?a=mark+kaelin"]Mark Kaelin[/url][/font][font=inherit]
March 26, 2013, 1:48 PM PDT[/font][/size][/font][/color][color=#778596][font=inherit]
[color=#8CBD5B][font=inherit][b]Takeaway: [/b][/font][/color]Control panel settings and configurations are typically scattered all over in Windows 8, unless you know about god mode.[/font][/color] [font=inherit]
For the record, I like [url="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/meet"]Microsoft Windows 8[/url]. However, just like any operating system, it is not perfect - there are always annoyances. For many traditional power users, one of the most annoying things about Windows 8 is that it is not easy find all of the control panel settings and configuration wizards that have traditionally been available in previous versions of the operating system.[/font] [font=inherit]
All of those settings are available; they are just difficult to put your finger on sometimes. For example, there are two control panels in [url="http://www.techrepublic.com/windows8"]Windows 8[/url] - one is attached to the Start Screen and one is part of the Desktop environment. Of course, neither of them grants you access to all of the configuration settings you

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Aren't those just the items you can search for in the start screen/menu search?

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Funny it doesn't use the ribbon ui.
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[quote name='ians18' timestamp='1364450680' post='595603036']
Funny it doesn't use the ribbon ui.
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Control Panel on Windows 8 doesn't.

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[quote name='mrp04' timestamp='1364450455' post='595603022']
Aren't those just the items you can search for in the start screen/menu search?
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Probably. bu ti find it puts everything in one location, no dreadful search. But this works for Windows 7

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I use this on all my machines. Also, you don't have to use the text "GodMode". When you create the folder, you just replace "GodMode" with whatever string of text you want.

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You can also use this on Windows 7, and probably earlier versions.

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Doesn't this method work with Vista as well?

In Windows 8, try searching Settings using only the letter [i]a[/i] as your query. I get 300 results in Blue.

[quote name='mrp04' timestamp='1364450455' post='595603022']
Aren't those just the items you can search for in the start screen/menu search?
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Yes, and a lot of the entries are redundant.

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[quote name='Ian William' timestamp='1364463077' post='595603176']
Doesn't this method work with Vista as well?[/quote]

Yep it's been in there since Vista, nothing new and I think its crap because you see all this unnecessary stuff you don't want to see!

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[quote name='ingramator' timestamp='1364464382' post='595603194']
Yep it's been in there since Vista, nothing new and I think its crap because you see all this unnecessary stuff you don't want to see!
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You are right except that there might be some who might want to see all this unnecessary stuff and didn't know how to.....until now! Nothing wrong in spreading the knowledge.

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[quote name='Mohitster' timestamp='1364464855' post='595603200']
You are right except that there might be some who might want to see all this unnecessary stuff and didn't know how to.....until now! Nothing wrong in spreading the knowledge.
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Yeah good point. But a guy like me, who isn't as well versed, actually, no where as versed as some of you, this is neat to know.

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Is this just a repeat of this, [url="http://brandonlive.com/2010/01/04/the-so-called-god-mode/"]http://brandonlive.com/2010/01/04/the-so-called-god-mode/[/url]

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same old thing that been in several windows versions now, its just nice to have them all in one convenient location.

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[quote name='mrp04' timestamp='1364450795' post='595603038']
Control Panel on Windows 8 doesn't.
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Yeah but it has the windows 7 Organize menu, whereas Control Panel just has the Bread Crumb Bar. Plus "Godmode" shows the libraries, favorites, homegroup etc. so I wonder if there is a way to active the Windows 7 Explorer interface in full.

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