How to make the keyboard backlight automatically turn off in fullscreen mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Snookerman, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Snookerman macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro core i5 and I would like the keyboard backlight to turn off automatically when I go into fullscreen mode when I watch a video. Is there any setting I can change, so I don't have to turn it off manually every time I watch a movie? Thanks!
     
  2. torpy macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, there isn't such an option. You're going to have to deal with manually turning it off each time or disabling it all together :(
     
  3. Snookerman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bummer, I would expect that option from a mac. Does anyone know if there is any application I can download that will give me the option? Thanks!
     
  4. chikit macrumors newbie

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    you would rather search for an application and install it, than simply press one button to dim the keyboard? :confused:
     
  5. Snookerman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It might not be clear from what I asked, but I also want it to turn back on when I go out of fullscreen mode. If it's dark, it's not that easy to find the button. Besides, I have it on auto, I don't want to mess with the buttons all the time.
     
  6. C64 macrumors 65816

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  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Get Plex. Plex has the option of turning off the backlight when going into full screen mode.
     
  8. RobbieTT macrumors member

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    I was trying to find a way to do this too. In the end I found setting the keyboard to automatically turn off the illumination after a set period to be the best compromise. I mean, I don't really need the keyboard to be illuminated all the time and it lights up again with a touch of the trackpad or any key.

    It's under System Preferences - Keyboard; then set the slider to delay of your choice. Mine is currently set at 1 minute so the lights go off during the intro credits yet does not interfere with normal work. It may save a fraction of a watt too!
     
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