Ambient Light Sensing feature not working properly on keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by francis21, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Hey guys, I just have a question about the ambient light sensor feature on my Mid-2011 Macbook Air 11-inch model.

    I've been using it several hours now, but I've noticed that with the "Automatically illuminate keyboard in low light" option in the Keyboard section in System Preferences, and I'm using my MBA in low-light conditions, it doesn't turn it on automatically.

    The screen brightness works properly though in low-light conditions - changes appropriately. However, my keyboard backlit keyboard does not work that properly. I can turn it up and down properly.

    Any suggestions on this one? :) Thanks guys!
  2. macrumors 65816


    did u fix this?
  3. macrumors 601

    Have we played with the F5/F6 keys yet?

    And not all AIR releases have had backlit keyboard, this thread is about the 2011.
  4. macrumors 65816


    yeah i have a mid-2011 i would like for it to automatically adjust the keyboard but it doesnt ... :/

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