Keyboard Light works differently..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by retrospek, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. retrospek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Not sure if I'm going mad - but the keyboard light seems to work different on these new Macbook Pro's..

    On the old model I thought the light came on when you pressed a key on the keyboard. But on the new model the light only comes on when you press a key AND you are in a dark room..

    Looks like they have changed the way it works (unless I really am going mad ! :rolleyes: )
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Did they remove the checkbox to illuminate in low light in the Keyboard pref pane?
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    It would surely save battery power if it was only turned on only when light level was low.
  4. VaderMonkey macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    Nope. Still there.
  5. rouse2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Every Macbook Pro with lighted keyboard that I've ever seen has had one or more light sensors so that the keyboard is only lit when it's dark. It auto-adjusts to ambient light. Would be odd to light it when not needed.
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Now if only they would make it so that the light comes up only through each key (like in the original models from '06-'08) instead of being thrown everywhere around the keys too.

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