Type Cover backlight auto dim ?

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  1. Sven

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    Hi all

    I notice that the backlighting on the new SP3 type cover autodims when left alone for a short period of inactivity - even whilst say, reading a webpage, it will dim before your eyes.

    This appears to be a non-user configurable setting, even when plugged into AC power.

    Is this normal behaviour ?

    It would be fine if this were a power saving feature when on battery, but for AC it's downright irritating.
     
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    I agree 100%, I find this annoying and coming from a Mac, its nice to have the keyboard constantly lit unless I turn it off. I've looked under Power management settings for this under Win8 and now using Win10 TP and still no Surface/type cover backlight settings.

    I submitted feedback on this awhile ago so we'll see if they add this for Windows 10.
     
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    +1 million !

    Surface team please take note. User feedback - this one makes a whole lot of sense.
     
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    I just experienced this on a dark flight last night. my keyboard kept on turning off so I couldn't see it to type. I had to tape a neutral key like CTRL or an arrow to get it to come back to life.
     
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    Mine comes back on as soon as my fingers get close to the keyboard - like an auto-sensor - do you have to tap a key to get it to come back on?
     
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    I do not have this ability (disclaimer, windows 10). For me i just brush the trackpad and it pops back on. Not the end of the world for me.
     
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