5 top tips and secrets for Windows 8

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Want to get more out of Windows 8 and 8.1? I've got help. Check out five of my favorite tips.

Hack Windows with 'GodMode'

Windows 8 doesn't look particularly customizable, but in fact there's a lot you can do to bend it to your will. The problem is that settings for doing that are spread out among many places in the operating system.

However, so-called "God Mode" puts many of them in easy reach. It's not really a separate mode. Instead, it's a hidden folder that provides access to many settings that are otherwise hard to find, and you can put it right on your desktop.

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