illuminated keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zipper1022, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. zipper1022 macrumors regular

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    i know it wounds dumb but i just got my c2d mac book pro today and its awesome, the only feature i havent seen yet is the keyboard illumination. it says it will turn on in lowlight conditions but i had the thing in the darka dn nothign went on...

    idk i tried ot push the f9 and f 10 buttons to get the light on but it just shows a no sign...

    can someone help with this elementary problem
    hah
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    try pressing and holding F10 when you are in a dark environment (needs to be "on" AND in a dark room)
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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  4. zipper1022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what slab tick?
     
  5. zipper1022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats pretty useful, does anyone know if it ever messed anyone computer up? Maybe im over reacting but i feel liek overriding the illumination isnt good for the machine...
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Not mine - no problems using Lab Tick. Besides the automatic brightness regulation is useless - at anything less than full blast illumination in most cases the MBP keyboard is even less legible than a regular white-on-black unbacklit keyboard in dim light.

    Part of the reason why the illumination is there is because of the Apple 'form and coolness over function' silver colour of the keyboard - white or black, legends won't show up properly in dim light over that silver, there's not enough contrast. So it needs backlighting but the automatic brightness adjustment results in a dimmer-than-appropriate lighting. Lab Tick cures that and seems to be reliable.
     
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  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I completely I agree with Sesshi. I use my PB in the dark only rarely, but it annoys me when the "illuminated" keyboard comes on and all of a sudden I can't see anything unless I pump it all the way up. It doesn't happen often enough that I've tried to find a solution though.
     

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