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Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

2016-04-21, 14:42 PM

Hello,

 

I just got a new Yoga 260.   I immediately upgraded to a Samsung SSD and have reinstalled my own Win10.  I've installed all of the official Lenovo drivers, including for Hotkey. 

 

One thing I have noticed though is that the factory-installed OS, when using Fn-Spacebar to turn on the keyboard backlight, had 4 stops:

Off, On Low, On High, and Auto

 

This was new - I hadn't seen an auto keyboard backlight option on any ThinkPad before.  However, now that I have reinstalled my own OS and am using the downloaded version of the Hotkey driver, I only have the traditional 3 options to cycle through:

Off, On Low, On High   -    Auto is missing.

 

Does anyone know a version of the Hotkey driver, or maybe a regedit, that will restore the 4th "auto" keyboard backlight option?

 

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Re: Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

2016-04-21, 21:57 PM

On my Yoga 260 with factory-installed OS, I have the 4 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is enabled in the Lenovo Settings app, but I have only 3 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is disabled in that app. 

 

If you didn't install the Lenovo Settings app after reinstalling your own OS (assuming it's still Windows?), then that's probably the answer - but I'm not sure about whether the auto stop can be enabled without installing that app, which many people would understandably want to avoid.

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Re: Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

2016-04-21, 21:57 PM

On my Yoga 260 with factory-installed OS, I have the 4 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is enabled in the Lenovo Settings app, but I have only 3 stops when "Auto Keyboard Backlight" is disabled in that app. 

 

If you didn't install the Lenovo Settings app after reinstalling your own OS (assuming it's still Windows?), then that's probably the answer - but I'm not sure about whether the auto stop can be enabled without installing that app, which many people would understandably want to avoid.

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Re: Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

2016-05-02, 12:47 PM

The "Lenovo Settings Dependency" installer sounds like it definitely could be the answer.  As you mentioned, I'm not really that desperate to install it.  Any chance you could see if there is some registry key that changes when you move that setting from on to off, and post what it is?  I'd prefer to just manually add the registry entry - if it works.

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Re: Yoga 260 Auto Keyboard Backlight

2016-08-29, 15:52 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhEd2iR9ftI

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