Keyboard Backlight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gryfon19, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Gryfon19 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    Has anyone noticed odd behavior by the illuminated keyboard on the uni 15" MBP? I've been using mine about a week now and noticed, in Windows, that they seem to fade in and fade out entirely randomly. Also, I had them turned off then they suddenly came on full force today while I was working in a Word doc. Has anyone else seen this? Thanks.
  2. pkagel macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    SoCal ExPat
    I've only had that happen when the light changes in the room significantly
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    This is because of the Auto Keyboard Illumination Settings which make it brighter when your isight webcam in your screen detects low light levels, however sometimes it will illuminate the keyboard if your shadow even falls on the isight, its hyper sensitive. If its annoying you can deactivate it.

    System Preferences --> Keyboard & Mouse --> Keyboard
    Untick "Illuminate Keyboard in Low Light Conditions"
  4. Gryfon19 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2007
    Which would be in OSX, but is there a way to deactivate it in Windows?

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