The Advantages of Running Windows 8 in "God Mode"

I have to confess that I am a gamer. I have spent more than one night muttering, “Just one more level.” And I have even been known to engage in petty competitions with friends and family over who has racked up the highest scores.

I confess this so that you will understand the concept of “God Mode” . In First Person Shooter games, “God Mode” is a secret code put in by the programmers to allow you to test the program. In this mode, you have unlimited lives and unlimited ammunition. This enables the tester to run all of the levels without having to constantly restart the game because the six-armed monster just around the corner ate all the ammunition, then killed the tester.

For gamers, learning the secret code for “God Mode” means you can win every level quickly. No, it is not fair. That’s why they call it a cheat code.

Of late, there has been a lot of idle chatter about a “God Mode” built into Windows 8. In point of fact, this mode was also built into Windows 7, and some of us use it as a routine part of our administrative tools. Without killing any users on the PC, I might add. Nonetheless, the chatter is that this mode is somehow just nonsense, a trivial re-arrangement of commands you can easily get elsewhere.

I disagree.

The “God Mode” built into windows (with no respect mean to any deity you may choose to revere) is a folder that presents, in one place, all of the customization features and options normally found in the Control Panel, on the desktop video panel, and a dozen other places.

Creating this folder is easy: