Keyboard backlighting is an amazing feature for any laptop. With its help, you can greatly facilitate your work in low light conditions. But if you forget to turn off the backlight, moving away from the laptop, and your five-minute absentee will suddenly turn into an hour, then this will lead to battery discharge of the device.
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And although the keyboard backlight does not consume much energy in the absence of a person behind a laptop and working in its offline mode, without connecting to an electric network, why not save battery power?
Here’s how to set your MacBook’s keyboard backlight to turn off automatically when a user is inactive.
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How to set the keyboard to automatically turn off the keyboard backlight
The whole procedure is so uncomplicated that it only takes a few seconds. Try to devote your time to this. Open “System settings»Using the icon in the Dock or by clicking on the menu bar Apple → System settings.
1. Select “Keyboard“
2. Check the “Turn off the keyboard backlight through [время] inaction“.
3. From the drop-down list, select the desired time interval, from five seconds to five minutes.
That’s all. The procedure is really simple. Now, when you go back to your MacBook and press any key, the keyboard backlight will turn on again.
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Adjust keyboard brightness on a MacBook
You will notice another setting directly above the previous one. It is called “Adapt keyboard brightness in low light conditions”. This is also a convenient setting, which is worth activating (in detail). With its help, the system itself will adjust the brightness of the keyboard backlight depending on the ambient lighting conditions.
But you can adjust the brightness level of the keyboard backlight and manually using the combinations Fn + F5 and Fn + F6.