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JT0089
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Registered: ‎10-20-2013
Location: United States
Views: 31,087
Message 1 of 8

Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

I just got the Yoga 2 and have been manually turning on and off the backlit keyboard via the fn key and spacebar. 

Does anyone know of a way that the keyboard backlight can automatically adjust itself based on the ambient light?

I have check windows 8 settings for keyboard and did not see anything from lenovo to control the backlight.

 

Thanks!

en28so
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Registered: ‎10-20-2013
Location: texas
Views: 30,940
Message 2 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

I am wondering about this too, and some tech guy that reviewed the pro 2 online stated that it was either on or off (no auto setting). I honestly think that it's weird that Lenovo would go about this route on a high end machine like this if this is true. Heck, they got that function on their U430 Touch, which is only $649 at BB!.
ksarwono
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-05-2013
Location: USA
Views: 29,168
Message 3 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

I have the exact same question with my thinkpad yoga. I have to turn on and off the back-lit keyboard manually... Doesn't represent the price i paid for this laptop
polbit
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Registered: ‎12-04-2013
Location: DFW, USA
Views: 29,146
Message 4 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

Y2P does not have an ambient sensor for the keyboard backlight, so you have to manually turn it on/off. Weather it's a bad or good thing is up for discussion. I'm happy with a manual switch as I've worked with way too many laptops that are just crap when it comes to the auto-backlight.

ksarwono
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Registered: ‎12-05-2013
Location: USA
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Message 5 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

Kinda true, its not a dealbreaker or sort its just slightly inconvenience
Guru
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Registered: ‎06-08-2013
Location: BE
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Message 6 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

Indeed manual backlight is much better. Else you get plenty of bugs. Imagine just a shadow. I even don't like dynamic brightness.

Warm regards,
Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider - Windows Insider MVP

Personal website: ThinkScopes

Mikejee75
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Registered: ‎08-06-2014
Location: New Jersey
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Message 7 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

FN + Space controls the backlight on the keyboard

Narq
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Registered: ‎10-21-2017
Location: US
Views: 1,438
Message 8 of 8

Re: Yoga 2 Pro Backlit Keyboard Always On

Yeah, pressing Fn+Spacebar is so much work for, you know, such a pricey laptop.

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