MacBook Backlit Keys- Only when dark?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ryuukumori, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    I went to Best Buy today and played around with the top model MacBook. It is awesome, and I'm definitely buying next summer. But I have a question.

    I wanted to test the backlit keys, but when I wanted to increase the brightness, there was a little circle and slash below it. I couldn't get it to light up. The building was very bright.

    I went to system prefs, and went in the keyboard and mouse options. Only saw the box checked for "Illuminate when room is dark" and sleep mode, etc.

    Can I raise brightness of the keys even in a lit room? Thanks.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There should be key brightness up and down buttons on F5 and F6.

    That's where they are on the Penryn MacBook Pro at least.
     
  3. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I have to cover my sensor for the backlight to work if its bright\daytime
    (its right next to the iSight)
     
  4. Ryuukumori thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw those keys and tried it, but the circle and slash came up and I couldn't brighten the keys.

    Thanks for the sensor idea. If I let go, do the keys remain illuminated?
     
  5. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    No they shut off once the light re enters the sensor
     
  6. maxshred macrumors newbie

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    Erdegdeg to the rescue!

    Yo, DemiGoddess, YOU ROCK! Thanks for the tip on LabTick! Works perfectly on my old MacBook Pro 15.
     
  7. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    Uh in bright conditions it doesnt let you change the key backlight. Cause theres enough light for you to see your keys.

    I don't know why you'd want them to light up and use battery when its not really needed unless you have problems with your sight. if you do...forgive me :eek:
     

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