How to turn ON keyboard backlight?
While working on laptops, at times we work in low light conditions, which mostly happen when we are travelling. In such situations turning ON a keyboard backlight gets essential. To help you master the simple task of turning ON keyboard backlight here are some simple steps for different PC versions.
How to turn ON keyboard backlight in HP Notebook computers?
If you have a HP Notebook PC that supports backlit keyboard, then you can definitely use this feature. But if you are not sure whether this feature is available in your PC model, then you can always check it just by pressing F5 key.
The following Notebook series models support backlit keyboards –
- HP Envy Notebook
- HP Pavillion DV Series Notebook that includes DV4, DV5, DV6, DV7
- HP Spectre Notebook
Turning ON keyboard backlight in other HP computers –
There are other Notebook computers that support backlit keyboard. Here are some ways that will help you turn ON the keyboard backlight.
- Try by pressing F5 key OR
- Press F12 key OR
- Press the dedicated key with symbol OR
- If the spacebar of your computer has a keyboard icon on the left side, then you will require holding the FN key and simultaneously press the spacebar once.
Depending upon your computer model one of the above mentioned solutions will help you turn ON the keyboard backlight.
How to turn ON keyboard backlight in Toshiba Laptops?
Toshiba laptops not only support turning ON keyboard backlight, but at the same time you can also use its other feature that includes ‘Keyboard backlight timer function’.
To enable keyboard backlight in Toshiba you will need to press ‘FN Key + Y’
Most of the Toshiba laptops have keyboard backlight timer function enabled. If you wish to change the factory setting for this mode, then press FN key and change the mode with ‘Y’ key. To select and save the preferred keyboard backlight mode, release both the keys. Your preferred settings will be saved.
How to turn ON keyboard backlight in MAC?
Just like other laptops, MAC laptops also support keyboard backlighting. You can simply change the settings to illuminate your laptop’s keyboard in the low light conditions. Below given are some simple steps that will help you turn ON keyboard backlight on your MAC PC.
Steps to turn ON keyboard backlight on MacBook
- Click on ‘Apple menu’ go to ‘System Preference’ and click on ‘Keyboard’.
- Now, select ‘Adjust keyboard brightness in low light’. Selecting this option will enable keyboard backlighting on your PC.
If you often leave your computer idle and you wish to save the battery from draining out; then drag the slider to set the timer for turning off keyboard backlight. Next time when you leave you PC idle for a particular duration, the saved settings will automatically disable keyboard backlight on your MacBook. This will help your computer batter last longer.
But if you are unable to find the above mentioned options in your version of MacBook, then probably your computer does not support a backlit keyboard.
Another thing to be kept in mind is that, turning ON keyboard backlight will consume the battery. This might result in draining out the battery earlier than the regular time. So, make your laptop work for you as you require it, when you require it.