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Sunn8760

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2012
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Canada
Hi All,

I noticed my MBA keyboard lights wont work after updating to OS 10.8. Pressing the f5 and f6 buttons show the keyboard lights are disabled. Is anyone else having this issue?
 

ideal.dreams

macrumors 68020
Jul 19, 2010
2,328
936
Ohio
OMG! haha. Did it always function this way? Thanks for helping me out. :D

It's always worked like this -- there is an ambient light sensor next to the camera on your Mac and if there is sufficient lighting in the room you are in the keyboard lights will not turn on.
 
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cisbabe

macrumors newbie
Aug 7, 2012
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0
Changing keyboard lighting

You can change/enable keyboard lighting to be always on by going to:

Preferences / Keyboard and unchecking Adjust keyboard lighting in low light

this enables you to manually adjust the lighting of the keyboard rather than the ambient sensor doing this for you.
 
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MacGurl111

macrumors 65816
Feb 4, 2010
1,283
287
Seattle
I don't know if anyone is aware, but on new the OSX if you're low on battery your keyboard light will not work. Once you're plugged in or have enough battery power, it'll work. :eek:
 
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