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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 technology  research  practice

A Technology Tip

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Most of you will be used to going into the Control Panel to tweak or change your Windows settings. In the Control Panel, related types of settings are grouped under different icons to help you find the setting you are looking for. But finding a particular setting can sometimes be a challenge as you need to dig down two or more levels to get to the appropriate dialog box.
There is another way to easily access and change Windows settings: “God Mode” gives you single list of every single Windows setting that you can configure (assuming your IS department hasn’t locked them down).
To give yourself access to God Mode, you need to create a new folder with this exact name (copy and paste the text within the double quotes): “God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}”. The icon for this new folder will look like a small computer screen.
To enter God Mode, click on this folder to GodModeopen it in the same way you would open a regular folder. When it opens you will see 293 settings listed by category. Clicking on any one of the listed items will take you to the dialog box for changing that setting. Take a look at the list – I am reasonably sure most of you will find settings that you didn’t know about. But be careful, changing some of the settings listed in God Mode may render your computer inoperable.

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