Screen Brightness Control

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Siron, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Siron macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    #1
    I cannot control my screen brightness using the F5 and F8 keys. The only way I can adjust it is through System Preferences. I tried just F5 fn F5, Control F5, Option F5 and Command F5 and non work.
    Can anyone help please.
    Alan
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

    clayj

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    Try using the F1 and F2 keys. F5 and F8 do not control screen brightness.
     
  3. Siron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    Duh - I feel like an idiot :eek: Any idea what the F5 and F8 keys do?
    Alan
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

    clayj

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    I don't have my MBA with me right now, but I am pretty sure that F5 dims the keyboard backlight (F6 brightens it) and F8 is related to media playback.
     
  5. Alkiera macrumors regular

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    Yes, F5-F6 are keyboard backlight controls, and F8 is the play/pause media control key. F1-F2 are the screen brightness controls.

    I have noted that if the light sensor thinks it's too bright, it doesn't seem to want to turn on the keyboard backlight.
     
  6. Siron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    Thanks guys. I'm loving my Apple products after Windows for 18 years.
    Alan
     

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