Backlit Keyboard - Automatic?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GUILTIE, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    #1
    It seems the only way for the keyboard backlight to turn on is manually. I thought it would turn on if the Ambient Light sensor thought it was necessary, but mine won't turn off unless i use the function key. Is my ambient light sensor messed up or does it only work it?
     
  2. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Mine turns on and off automatically based on ambient light.
     
  3. cdhfootball macrumors member

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    #3
    maybe you can adjust the settings to make it automatic
     
  4. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    Look in the keyboard section of system preferences. You should see an option to automatically use the backlight in low light conditions. Set the slider to how long you want the light to remain on. If it's not turning off, it may be set to never.
     

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