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April 1st, 2022 | by
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In social media and on the Internet in general, there are thousands of tricks and creative solutions to make everyday life easier – so-called lifehacks.

We also want to provide you with helpful tips from the IT sector and thus simplify your everyday work. Shortcuts, tutorials, tips and tricks – that and much more awaits you in our new series #ITbites, which we launched in February 2022 for and with you.

Every three weeks, we publish a new life hack on our social media channels Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #ITbites.

You don’t have a Facebook and/or Twitter account? No problem! At the end of each quarter, we’ll summarize the tips & tricks for you and publish them here on the blog so you don’t miss a thing!

And so we start today with the first three posts from our new series #ITbites:

No.1: Lock your screen

You have to leave your workplace for a short time and want to lock your screen to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your data? Then the following shortcut is definitely the right one for you:

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Windows: Windows button + [L] // MAC: [ctrl] + [cmd] + [Q]
(Source: Own illustration)

No.2: Screen recording made easy

You want to create a screen recording with sound quickly and easily? But you don’t know exactly which tool you can use for free? The keyword here is “PowerPoint”! Yes, that’s right – PowerPoint can also record videos.

We have created a tutorial for you, in which we tell you how the whole thing works. You can find the tutorial on our YouTube channel – it’s worth a visit!

No.3: Reopen browser tab

You closed a browser tab by mistake? No problem! Just use the following shortcut and the last tab is back again:

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Windows: [Strg] + [Shift ⇧] + [T] // Mac: [cmd] + [Shift ⇧] + [T]
(Source: Own illustration)

Your Lifehacks

Are you already using lifehacks from the IT sector? Then share them with us and our readers – just leave us a comment below this post or send us an e-mail with the subject “#ITbites – New Lifehack”.

We are looking forward to your lifehacks and hope you have fun trying them out! 😊


Responsible for the content of this article are Nicole Kaminski and Anastasios Krikas.

2 responses to “#ITbites”

  1. Anno Nym says:

    Gut, dass das Rechenzentrum einer Wissenschaftlichen Hochschule erklärt, wie man am Computer den Bildschirm sperrt. Da sind meine Steuergelder ja richtig gut angelegt.

    Was kommt als nächstes? Anleitung zum Schuhe binden?

    • Kaminski, Nicole Terese says:

      Lieber Anno Nym,

      vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar.

      Wir möchten mit dieser Reihe unserer Community, die nicht nur aus IT-affinen Personen besteht, lediglich mit ein paar Lifehacks den Uni- und Arbeitsalltag erleichtern bzw. dabei helfen, Zeit einzusparen, indem beispielsweise ein Shortcut zum PC sperren genutzt wird. Sicherlich kennen die ein oder anderen bereits einige dieser Shortcuts und Hacks, aber für die anderen ist dann doch ein neuer Tipp dabei:)

      Vielleicht kannst du unserer Community und uns ja deinen Lieblings-Lifehack verraten? Wir sind schon sehr gespannt!

      Viele Grüße
      das IT Center Blog Team