Function Keys Not Adjusting Brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rosemary1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    My F1 and F2 keys haven't been working to adjust the screen brightness. Is there a logical reason for why this may be?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    A setting may have gotten changed, try pressing the fn key and then changing the brightness.
     
  3. rosemary1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that would be what isn't working.
     
  4. Trav29 macrumors member

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    When changing brightness you don't have to use the fn key. Just click F1 or F2.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is a setting to make it so that the fn key must be pressed to use any of the other functions, like change the brightness/volume/track, of the function keys.
     
  6. rosemary1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The issue has nothing to do with the fn key. All the other functions work. F1 and F2 to change the screen brightness does not. This doesn't make sense, so I thought maybe there was a hidden setting that might be preventing the ability to adjust the brightness.

    EDIT: Adjusting the volume via the function keys also doesn't seem to be working.
     
  7. spitboy2000 macrumors member

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    i am having exact same problem -- brightness and volume keys not working, FN button not the problem. Thoughts?
     
  8. gioiamarco macrumors newbie

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    Exactly same problem me too.. in add also Play/Pause FF-RW keys don't work. Any advice?!?
     

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