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Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2017-01-22, 18:14 PM

Hi,

 

Does anyone else have a glitchy Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard backlight not turning off when you use the Fn + Spacebar?

Somedays I could turn it off by Fn+Spacebar, but other days I would need to restart couple times to be able to turn it off.

When I do press Fn+Spacebar, I cannot seem to adjust the brightness level until I restart the machine couple times.

 

Is there a way to disable the Thinkpad X1 Tablet back light keyboard permanetly?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2017-01-26, 18:21 PM

You can use the Lenovo Settings companion to do all the hard work for you btw

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2017-01-26, 18:21 PM

You can use the Lenovo Settings companion to do all the hard work for you btw

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-01-18, 14:09 PM

I don't get why this was flagged as a solution. Lenovo Vantage (as settings is now called) does not allow you in any way that I've discovered to disable your screen backlighting, and that's what the original request was for.

 

Not only can I not find a way to disable backlighting, but even if I turn it off and put the tablet to sleep, when I wake it up, we're back to backlighting being on. This means I have to hold Fn and tap the space bar three times to cycle it to OFF.

 

Any suggestions for that?

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-08-23, 18:24 PM

Hi,

I recently bought the X1 Tablet 3rd and last days I spoted an issue with the keyboard. The backlit oftenly flashes (for half a sec). It happens many times but otherwise the keyboard workd properly. Of course I've already donwloaded and installed all lenovo and windows updates but it keeps happening. And I just noticed that the "open devices and printers" options appears ti the task bar. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-08-23, 23:46 PM
Lenovo Vantage > Hardware settings > Auto Keyboard Backlight (in Recommend Hardware Settings) > Keyboard Backlight, set it to off. This works for me.
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-08-24, 10:50 AM

Hi Stenle,

I've already done this but doesn't seem to correct it. Furthermore, sometimes this happens to the screen (blinks for half a sec, especially when a video is about to play on Facebook for instance) and the camera's flash flashes....I've searched everything but I can't figure out what's happening...

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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-08-24, 14:03 PM
The backlit on my keyboard also does blink sometimes, not sure when, maybe not too often to notice. But I've tried to play some videos on facebook, and seems did not have any above issues.
Btw do you have the all the softwares/firmwares updated using Vantage?
P/S: this is not relating to this topic, but do you have the issue mentioned on this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Tablets/X1-Tablet-Gen-3-Space-between-keyboard-and-tablet-when-closing/td-p/4509601
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Re: Thinkpad X1 Tablet keyboard light

2019-08-24, 18:42 PM

the issue with screen flashing during facebook maybe is due to Brave browser...I haven't figured out yet...
Regarding updates, yes I've downloaded and installed everything via Vantage...the blinks are not so often but happens a few times per day and I am just wondering why...If my memory isn't playing tricks on me, I think that this was not happening 1 month ago when I bought it. I should have noticed then...anyway, I think I have to contact Lenovo Customer Service

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