Ambient light sensor is too sensitive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SonicBoom1981, May 12, 2010.

  1. SonicBoom1981 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    I've been using my mum's MPB C2D quite a bit, in anticipation of my own i5 arriving, and one thing that gets on my nerves is the ambient light sensor. It seems to be really sensitive, to the point where it will change the screen brightness when there has been no real changes in ambient light. If you move your hand over the sensor at the top of the screen, or even if someone walks past and casts a shadow it can change for a few seconds. Also, just moving the laptop around and the sensor changes the screen.

    Obviously this setting can be turned off, but I'd like the feature if it wasn't so sensitive. Other than that, I love the MBP and can't wait for mine! :)
  2. SonicBoom1981 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Just realised one reason why it's particularly annoying at the moment. I'm sitting on a chair with a window behind me, and although it's getting quite dark now outside so the reflection isn't bad on the screen, when I move the laptop (or move my head!) so that the sensor 'sees' the window the screen brightens up loads.
  3. marble157 macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2010
  4. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Not that it's important, but the "sensor" is simply the camera.
  5. lauph macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    30 mins from Cupertino
    Nope. Its not. ;)

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