new MBP, display brightness changes with tilt??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iwanttogarden, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. iwanttogarden macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    So my brightness levels keep getting changed from what I set it to. Now I finally figured out why!

    The brightness level changes by how far back I tilt the display... Basically the closer it is to 180 degrees the brighter, the closer it is to being closed, the darker the screen is.

    Is this a feature? My last Apple laptop was an iBook, so this is weird to me.

    :::::: Ignore this, I'm an idiot :) ::::::
  2. iwanttogarden thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Ok it is a feature, "Automatically change brightness as ambient light changes".
    Freaked me out! Well this fixes a huge complaint of mine haha.
  3. rs7 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    I would guess the ambient light're probably pointing it towards your lights :) . I accidently figured out the sensor is either the iSight camera...or it's located right near it. Put your finger over the camera.
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    It's right next to it. Just to the left. Look REALLY close with just the right light, and you'll see it.

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