If you’re an avid Chromebook user and you purchased a Chromebook with a backlit keyboard chances are out of the box you might wonder if it’s broken. This happened to me with my Galaxy Chromebook i brougth it into my room for the evening was wanting to watch a video but the keys weren’t visible. I thought my backlit keyboard was malfunctioning.
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However, my assumption is the backlit functionality was simply not active until I went ahead and increased the brightness. After tapping alt + the screen brightness key my backlit keyboard worked. I then dimmed it back to where it was and it still worked so I am going to assume my problem was a glitch rather than the standard.
You can actually turn the backlit keyboard up to a rather unreasonable temperature I tapped the alt + screen brightness key around 3 times and it was to the point of being brighter than my screen and it was a distraction. I am currently sitting at a level of 3 out of 5 on my backlit keyboard brightness (for evening hours) and I am quite pleased with it. Any higher and it hurts my eyes but any lower and it becomes rather useless.