Keyboard backlight -- what is "low light"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by splitpea, May 22, 2010.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    So, I have my MBP set to turn on the keyboard backlight "in low light conditions". But I'm in fairly bright although indirect daylight, and the darn thing is on, sapping my battery. Any ideas how to fix that?
     
  2. BlackZ macrumors member

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    There is a program that can turn it off, it runs 1% of CPU all the time, which is pretty low but i preffered to put a tiny sticker on the sensor and turn it on and off manually so it doesn't consume any CPU at all.

    Do a search on the forum and you will find the program.
     
  3. Taegre macrumors member

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    I just have it off all the time. When I need it, I just use the keyboard controls to turn it on.
     
  4. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh! Is that what the function is on the F5 / F6 keys?
     
  5. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, i use keyboard also.
     
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!!! :D
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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  8. Morley7 macrumors member

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    Taken from wiki answers.
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Thanks man! And while we're on the subject of tiny little sensor thingys, what is the tiny round grille above the 'esc' key for. (Its only on new MacBook Pro models. Possibly only the 13" ones)
     
  10. Morley7 macrumors member

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    I believe it is the microphone.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Sweet:D
     

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