Manually Controlling MacBook Air Keyboard Brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by clayj, Feb 4, 2008.

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    clayj

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    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. :)
     
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    Will_reed

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    It's the buttons with the flat line and the dots coming out of it in a half circle.
    How can people miss that?
     

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    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
     
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    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.
     

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