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scratouille
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XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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Hello,

Is there a way to increase value of keybord backlight timeout on the new XPS 13 2015?

I checked out in Windows Mobility Center and advanced power settings but I don't found anything and Quickset is not available on this laptop 

I can just adjust light or turn off with F11.

Thank you for your help

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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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Hi Scratouille,

Thanks for posting.

I'm unable to locate any documentation that the keyboard backlight timing can be changed.  However I do see that the light can be turned off or on, and bright/dim.  Here are the keyboard functions:

 XPS13 F Keys

Fn+F1 Mute Audio
Fn+F2 Decrease Volume
Fn+F3 Increase Volume
Fn+F4 Play previous track/chapter
Fn+F5 Play/Pause
Fn+F6 Play next track/chapter
Fn+F7 nada
Fn+F8 Switch to external Display
Fn+F9 Open search charm
Fn+F10 Toggle keyboard backlight
Fn+F11 Decrease Brightness
Fn+F12 Increase Brightness
Fn+esc Toggle Fn Key Lock
Fn+PrtScr Turn Off/On Wireless 

Regards,
Robert


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LostSnake18
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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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I just got one of these laptops and am wondering the same thing. I can't believe there is no way to adjust the timeout time for the keyboard backlight.

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drjoe66
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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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I was wondering the same thing. The backlight just goes out, which is very annoying. I searched everywhere but cannot find a setting for this.

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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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Hi Scratouille,

Thanks for posting.

I'm unable to locate any documentation that the keyboard backlight timing can be changed.  However I do see that the light can be turned off or on, and bright/dim.  Here are the keyboard functions:

 XPS13 F Keys

Fn+F1 Mute Audio
Fn+F2 Decrease Volume
Fn+F3 Increase Volume
Fn+F4 Play previous track/chapter
Fn+F5 Play/Pause
Fn+F6 Play next track/chapter
Fn+F7 nada
Fn+F8 Switch to external Display
Fn+F9 Open search charm
Fn+F10 Toggle keyboard backlight
Fn+F11 Decrease Brightness
Fn+F12 Increase Brightness
Fn+esc Toggle Fn Key Lock
Fn+PrtScr Turn Off/On Wireless 

Regards,
Robert


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Social Media Support
#IWork4Dell
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LostSnake18
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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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This should be a standard feature. It's certainly something that macbooks do better. 

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grayghost10
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RE: XPS 13 2015 keyboard backlight timeout?

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Fn+F10 worked after my keyboard backlighting went off and I could not get it back. Thank you.

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