I've been trying methods to have my keyboard backlight to constantly stay on. The timeout option doesn't appear in my BIOS and any available third-party files don't seem to work either. It's really annoying and I need to find any other ways to keep it on.
(This is the solution posted by "Vinzzo" in the other thread.. Message 132 of 146.
I have cleaned up his grammar and typing (it's nearly impossible to read otherwise:
Here it is:
Go to the touchpad settings (fr Control panel / Devices)
Make sure the touchpad is in the ON position--
Press down the touchpad (I press it in the lower left corner completely pressed down
WHILE holding it down, toggle OFF off the touchpad with a mouse (make sure it does it in one motion -- (meaning if it goes on on it won’t work) - So press the corner down, hold it, & switch to OFF, then move the mouse away from the button
Let go of the touchpad
The keyboard light will stay on as long as you use the laptop (your touchpad will not work--that is the only downfall but if you have a mouse connected it doesn't really bother me ) but it definitely works been doing it for about a week now.
(When you restart the computer or shut it off you just have to redo it every time)
That's it in a nutshell. I tried this about 7-10 days ago, and I'm a new man. Backlight has been on shining bright ever since!
How arrogant and stupid of HP to decide that I need the backlight to go off, and not offer an option to change it.
(PS also found solution for a different problem on my HP-`5 I7 laptop:
Extended monitor gets messed up every time the screen sver goes on.. which itself is an issue because goes on even though i have it set not to).
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