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clayj
Feb 4, 2008, 10:50 PM
OK, I've seen some posts about this... and a few minutes ago I noticed that my MBA's keyboard was not lighting up as it's supposed to. A little experimenting and I found the solution (you may kick yourself, this is so simple):

The F5 key decreases keyboard brightness.
The F6 key increases keyboard brightness.

The icons on these two keys are the clue. :)



iTeen
Feb 4, 2008, 10:55 PM
thats awsome...two bad u can't with the mbp.

irasiegel
Oct 26, 2008, 08:19 PM
You can on a MacBook Pro: F9 and F10.

GoCubsGo
Oct 26, 2008, 08:39 PM
Holy thread revival batman!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/shortbus2/1174329819-405854046_bd6daf80a0.jpg

Will_reed
Oct 26, 2008, 09:15 PM
It's the buttons with the flat line and the dots coming out of it in a half circle.
How can people miss that?

burnttoast0304
Oct 26, 2008, 09:45 PM
haha nice thanks!! I always wondered what those 2 keys were for!

I got a question regarding the keyboard lighting...does it ever turn off? or does it stay home al the time?

Cheers

Lyrrad
Oct 26, 2008, 10:27 PM
haha nice thanks!! I always wondered what those 2 keys were for!

I got a question regarding the keyboard lighting...does it ever turn off? or does it stay home al the time?

Cheers

There's an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness based on that, and turns it off in a bright room. It's the same way the brightness of the screen adjusts, I think.