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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: solinvictus on May 29, '03 10:26:15AM

There is an easier way to do this. Instead of editing the .plist file for bezelservices by hand, use the built-in "defaults" system. From CLI, just type:

defaults write com.apple.bezelservices kHWMin 1

For more on the "defaults" system, you can "man defaults".

Enjoy!


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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: DVD Plaza on May 29, '03 10:02:59PM

Excellent! I knew there was a command to do this, but I couldn't for the life of me remember it (figured the editor might reword my article to use it instead) - I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanks :)



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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: Mac-Convert on Nov 14, '03 01:16:17AM

Uh, just wondering what CLI is?

Thanks



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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: notmatt on Nov 14, '03 06:16:29AM

"Command Line Interface"



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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: mikeim on Jul 13, '04 09:27:09PM

I have tried manually changing kHWMin to 1 via TextEdit and also via the Terminal (default etc etc etc)

However the value of kHWMin seems to change back by it self....

any thoughts?



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Force 17" PowerBook keyboard backlight to full brightness
Authored by: rm53 on Oct 19, '05 09:25:08AM

At least for Tiger you should use the Apple Propertylist-Editor for setting the value to "1.0" - with the command shown above it will be converted to a string which may lead to problems.
Simply double-click the file com.apple.bezelservices in your Library/Preferences



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