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Y400/Y500 - Keyboard backlight...timeout until turning off?

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Couldn't find any discussion, even questions about, the keyboard backlight and its having no timeout on the Y400/Y500, either here or elsewhere. Maybe this isn't something most people care about. However, on my last laptop (a 3-year old Toshiba) I had a backlight keyboard also which turned off automatically after something like 10-20 seconds, if no keys were being pressed. I really liked it personally. I realize my Y400 has three settings - off, low, high - but I was wondering if anyone knows about setting and/or adjusting a backlight timeout for the keyboard?

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Doesn't have it. I hate it anyway, the backlight always turns off at the worst times.

Maybe you can mod it yourself and let us know how it goes?

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My dell m4400 had that option too. I would love that it would disable after a few seconds, especially when watching youtube videos and movies.

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Not sure how that is controlled, might be the EC. So you guys could poke around in the EC, if you find out how to turn it off then it could be implemented in a program that interacts with the driver or directly with the EC, not exactly easy but that's probably the only way to solve this per software.

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Not sure how that is controlled, might be the EC. So you guys could poke around in the EC, if you find out how to turn it off then it could be implemented in a program that interacts with the driver or directly with the EC, not exactly easy but that's probably the only way to solve this per software.

Entirely possible. I would look around and see if I can figure it out. However, I don't have any experience tracking these things down. I tried looking around online and I couldn't really find documentation or details about how to get rolling. If you know where to look (for either the files, documentation, or guides on the subject), let me know!

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