1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    So I have a Huawei Matebook X running Windows 10 & LOVE this thing! One minor annoyance:

    when the backlit keys turn off, the only way to turn them back on is to touch any key on the keyboard. Not ideal as if it's dark, I can't really see what I'm hitting.

    I came from a Macbook where all you had to do was put your finger on the touchpad and the backlit keys come on. I believe most computers work the same.

    Not a deal breaker as I can aim for the shift keys on either side but does anyone know of a registry hack or app to:

    1) extend the TIME the backlit keyboard stay on
    2) activate the backlit keyboard by touching touchpad?

    Thanks!
    03-08-2018 03:55 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    So as far as I know the X has an ambient light sensor, which detects when it's dark and enables the keyboard lights. There should be a way to override it. Did you check under windows mobility settings? (just search for it)

    My acer has this feature and apparently there is no way to manually navigate to a physical location and override it. There might be an option in the BIOS but I doubt I have time to snoop lol

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    03-08-2018 09:42 AM
  3. treoneo's Avatar
    Yes is ambient sensor. I didn't find anything to override it in setting and nothing obvious in bios. I have joined the site now but see now way to subscribe to notifications of this thread.
    03-08-2018 12:04 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    You can subscribe to the thread by clicking 'tools' above the first post, but you can also just log in and check under 'participated'. If there's nothing in the BIOS related to the lights, you might have to mail with Huawei to get this sorted.

    I did download the manual for a Huawei device, but didn't see anything related to settings regarding the keyboard lights
    03-11-2018 04:02 PM
  5. treoneo's Avatar
    Thank you Ven. You're the only response so far! There has to be some app or registry hack to do this no?
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    03-12-2018 04:04 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Lol did you try asking the XDA gurus? :p
    03-13-2018 10:15 AM
  7. treoneo's Avatar
    Hah I didn't. The most frustrating thing about this issue. Is googling my issue - "touchpad activate back-lit keys" turns up stuff nothing to do with my issue. I could not come up with search terms that addressed my issue!
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    03-13-2018 03:19 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Hah I didn't. The most frustrating thing about this issue. Is googling my issue - "touchpad activate back-lit keys" turns up stuff nothing to do with my issue. I could not come up with search terms that addressed my issue!
    Yea I tried too, but the results weren't encouraging. After that I settled for manuals lol
    03-14-2018 10:58 AM
  9. treoneo's Avatar
    Nothing?? Is there a better forum I could post where I would get more answers?
    03-20-2018 02:28 AM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    Nothing?? Is there a better forum I could post where I would get more answers?
    I don't necessarily have recommendations. Sorry mate
    03-27-2018 10:57 AM

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