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Any chance of a firmware update to allow keyboard backlight timeout to be adjusted?

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HP Laptop 17-ca1xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Currently, this laptop only has an option to set keyboard backlight to bright, dim, or off with a timeout of only 30 seconds.

There is currently no BIOS option to adjust that timeout.

Any chance of a BIOS firmware update to allow keyboard backlight timeout to be adjusted?

30 seconds is annoyingly short and the user should have the option to keep it on always if desired.


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At the moment, the answer is a firm "No".


At this writing:

The Advanced menu in the BIOS is generally available in Business / Commercial class machines.

Examples of business class systems (not all inclusive):  Zbook, Elitebook


Consumer grade systems, for example (not all inclusive) including plain "Laptop", Spectre, Pavilion, and Envy do not include the Advanced menu in the BIOS.


BIOS – Backlit Keyboard and other Advanced Options


This is one of those situations where the how-to document mentions that a particular feature might not be supported on every computer.  The document does not offer an exact explanation because the document is not written for YOUR computer.


HP Notebook PCs - Using the Backlit Keyboard

Section: The backlight stays on for only a few seconds





If there is not a setting for the backlight timing in the BIOS, this behavior might not be supported on the notebook. Check your notebook model's product support documentation to confirm support.


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