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acer nitro 5 keyboard backlight

illenicillenic Posts: 65Member Troubleshooter
edited February 2018 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
hey guys is there anyway to keep the keyboard back light on without it tuning off on its own when running on battery power? id prefer it to stay on without me having to strike a key. thanks!! :)

Best Answer

  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Posts: 1,983 Acer Crew
    Accepted Answer

    Hi all,

     

    We apologize for all the confusion this has created, I want to clarify that the intended behavior of the backlight on all Nitro's 5 and Acer models is to always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke, this is not a bug but a feature (is not new), and it is a power saver (it does save on battery life).

     

    Please refer to the following knowledge article link: https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34903 We will provide your feedback to our design/engineering team for future consideration, but at the moment theirs no information that this feature will be changed.

     

    Note: This thread will be now closed and this marked as the official solution.

     

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause,

    Acer-Manny

FAQ & Answers

  • gr_reaper_20gr_reaper_20 Posts: 111Member Skilled Fixer


    Search for windows mobility center if you can find keyboard settings there, you can adjust the backlight timeout otherwise you can't just as in my case.
    Hope that helped you.
  • gr_reaper_20gr_reaper_20 Posts: 111Member Skilled Fixer
    Dell has their own software which adds further options in windows mobility center such as keyboard backlight and as far as i know there is no such software or utility by acer.

    Hope that helped you.
  • illenicillenic Posts: 65Member Troubleshooter
    Ok thanks man!! I’ll check it out when I get home!! :) 
  • illenicillenic Posts: 65Member Troubleshooter
    ok i checked it out and there is no such option, guess im gonna gave to deal with it like that then -_- thanks!!! :)

  • mogulshreddermogulshredder Posts: 4Member New User
    any solutions found yet?  I would really like to have my keyboard light on when plugged in, not using battery.  Otherwise need to fumble in the dark to turn on every 30 seconds, which is annoying
  • listedpoolistedpoo Posts: 3Member New User
    ACER you really need to sort this out. please to an update so we can leave our key board lights on 
  • SharanjiSharanji Posts: 4,027ACE Pathfinder
    edited April 2018
    @illenic  

    The below listed are the default functionality of the keyboard backlight for Nitro laptop.

    You can press FN+F9 to turn the keyboard backlight on and off.
    While using AC adapter power, the keyboard backlight default is ON 
    On Battery power, the keyboard backlight default is OFF.

    The keyboard will always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke. The timer is fixed at 30 seconds.

    The system will not remember the keyboard backlight settings after resuming from sleep or shutdown.
    The keyboard backlight settings will return to default after resuming from sleep or shutdown.

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  • awiklendtawiklendt Posts: 1Member New User
    Sharanji said:
    @illenic  

    The below listed are the default functionality of the keyboard backlight for Nitro laptop.

    You can press FN+F9 to turn the keyboard backlight on and off.
    While using AC adapter power, the keyboard backlight default is ON 
    On Battery power, the keyboard backlight default is OFF.

    The keyboard will always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke. The timer is fixed at 30 seconds.

    The system will not remember the keyboard backlight settings after resuming from sleep or shutdown.
    The keyboard backlight settings will return to default after resuming from sleep or shutdown.

    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
    Thanks Sharanji. It's not that we don't know the default behaviours or limitations, what the actual acer users want is to be able to see their keyboard. This is something that needs fixing.... not that it's broken, but that it isn't functioning as desired. I understand there's a key we can press to turn on the backlight, but guess what ANY keypress will turn on the backlight.

    Better still would be a simple checkbox in acer control that allows users to leave backloght on at all times.
  • leunam014leunam014 Posts: 1Member New User
    i know the thread is bit old but its related issue.

    I just bought my Acer Nitro 5 earlier but when I got home I noticed I can't turn on the keyboard light even I pressed Fn+F9. Any recommendations? What should I do? thanks in advance
  • BIGSWINGINGDONKEYBIGSWINGINGDONKEY Posts: 1Member New User
    Again like last comment, old thread but ACER please fix this issue to add a variable timer. This is extremely annoying when trying to use the laptop at night. I love everything about this computer except this!
  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Posts: 1,983Acer Crew Acer Crew
    Accepted Answer

    Hi all,

     

    We apologize for all the confusion this has created, I want to clarify that the intended behavior of the backlight on all Nitro's 5 and Acer models is to always turn off 30 seconds after the last key stroke, this is not a bug but a feature (is not new), and it is a power saver (it does save on battery life).

     

    Please refer to the following knowledge article link: https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34903 We will provide your feedback to our design/engineering team for future consideration, but at the moment theirs no information that this feature will be changed.

     

    Note: This thread will be now closed and this marked as the official solution.

     

    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause,

    Acer-Manny

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