How to Turn on Keyboard Light on a Chromebook

Despite the affordable price, many budget and premium Chromebooks come with a backlit keyboard, unlike Windows laptops. It makes typing much easier in the dark and navigation becomes fast and comfortable. You don’t have to look for keys in low light. Therefore, learn how to enable the keyboard backlight on your Chromebook in this guide. You can turn on the keyboard backlight with a simple keyboard shortcut. Let’s start with that point.

How to enable keyboard backlight on Chromebook

1. On your Chromebook keyboard, press the Alt key and the Screen Brightness key in the top row.

keyboard shortcut to change the brightness of the Chromebook keyboard

2. Press the together with the Alt key increase key brightness to enhance the keyboard light.

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3. Press the decrease key brightness and the Alt key together to decrease the keyboard light.

adjust keyboard brightness on Chromebook

Adjust RGB keyboard lighting on gaming Chromebooks

Recently, several manufacturers have released new Chromebooks in the gaming edition. This includes Acer Chromebook 516 GE, ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip and Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Chromebook. They support RGB lighting and you can also customize the color scheme. Here’s how to enable it:

1. Open the Quick Settings panel from the bottom right corner and click the gear icon to open settings.

open the settings from the quick settings panel on a Chromebook

2. Then go to “Personalization‘ in the left sidebar and click ‘Set your background and style’ on the right.

open personalization settings on a Chromebook

3. Navigate here to “Keyboard lighting‘ and choose a color of your choice. The color scheme is applied to your keyboard.

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This is how you can enable the keyboard lighting on your Chromebooks. Mid-range and premium ChromeOS devices come with keyboard backlight support. You can enable it by following the steps above. While you are here you will learn many new things ChromeOS tips and tricks that improve your Chromebook experience. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comment section below.

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