Keyboard backlighting on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by colinsky, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. colinsky macrumors member

    colinsky

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    Is there a keyboard toggle for backlighting on the MacBook Pro that I'm hitting accidentally? Every so often I notice there's no backlighting and I go to the keyboard preferences and backlighting is unchecked. So I turn it back on, and a few days later it is spontaneously unchecked again.

    ???
     
  2. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    If you press the F5/F6 keys it will turn that back on (these are the keys which control backlight intensity)
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you turn the brightness of the keyboard all the way down, using the F5 key, it will uncheck that box. You can also set a timer to turn it off when the computer is not used for a specified period of time.
     
  4. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anyway to override the light sensor and have the keyboard lights on all the time?

    Sometimes with a dim table lamp, there's not enough light to see the keys.
     
  5. Dooger macrumors 6502

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  6. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude!! That's totally awesome!! Thank You!! :)
     
  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I want to say its in keyboard settings but don't quote me (well don't blame me haha). My back lit keyboard is on anytime I turn it on after I selected some setting. That or Caffeine is effecting it.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Caffeine doesn't affect keyboard backlighting.
     
  9. colinsky thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  10. babyt macrumors regular

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    Oh but caffeine does affect the lighting
    With just one bathe of caffeine the lighting could be off permanently ;)
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For that matter, decaf would do the same! :) However, the Caffeine app doesn't affect keyboard backlighting.
     

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