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4006 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2007 7:15 AM by First Magus
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2007 10:55 PM (in response to John Lucente)Unfortunately, the keyboard backlight is only a feature available on the Macbook Pro portables. It's one of the many features that make the Macbook Pro a "professional" machine. What's interesting... I'm running 10.5.1 on my MB and I don't even see that option.
Was that a generic feature of OS X 10.4? I see that option on my MBP with OS X 10.5.1 but I don't even see it on my MB with 10.5MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2007 10:19 AM (in response to JasonFear)Jason, I'm still on Tiger, and the help file says:
*If your keyboard provides backlighting, you can turn it on so that the keys are visible in low light conditions.*
I suspect that "If" at the beginning of the sentence is the key here. Backlighting isn't available, as you said, on the MacBook, and the System Prefs don't have any mention of it. The help file must have been a generic thing, intended for all models of Mac at the time. MacBook Core2Duo 2GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Airport Extreme, 5G iPod
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2007 12:54 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)Gotcha!
That makes sense, a generic option. Because you figure only the MBP has that option and there's so many other computers (portables & desktops) that don't have a keyboard backlight. Leopard must 'know' what type of machine you have and not give you options that your machine doesn't support.
Thanks!13.3" Macbook (2.0GHz/1.0GB/80GB), Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2007 6:44 AM (in response to John Lucente)thanks for all the help everyone! i was hoping i was missing something and the keys would light up (makes it look quite professional) happy holidaysMacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), brand new
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2007 7:15 AM (in response to John Lucente)
John Lucente wrote:
thanks for all the help everyone! i was hoping i was missing something and the keys would light up (makes it look quite professional) happy holidays
I agree, that's why Apple put it on the MacBook Pro:->✠ BlackBook Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, Wireless Mighty Mouse, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPod 5G Video, iPod color, iPod 1G Shuffle ✠