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_Lost_
07-16-2009, 07:36 PM
I used to find it annoying when they'd come on even if it were bright enough to see the keys, but now I really miss it. :(

Into The Night
07-16-2009, 10:34 PM
What, you can't see your keys so suddenly you can't type? Dang spoiled MAC users anyway.... come suffer like the rest of us:mad:


ehh... btw, I'm kidding... that sucks dude

_Lost_
07-17-2009, 12:56 AM
I think the light sensors are broken. The screen brightness doesn't self adjust anymore either.

m.offspring.r
07-17-2009, 01:11 AM
So, it's a problem with hardware...

Oxygene
07-17-2009, 01:26 AM
macs suck....

wheelchairman
07-17-2009, 07:31 AM
Sounds like your computer is just depressed.

Outerspaceman21
07-17-2009, 12:10 PM
That sucks. At least it's not something major.

The Talking Pie
07-17-2009, 12:51 PM
It's sad how eye-candy seems to be solely what draws people to UNIX[-like] systems nowadays.

Apathy
07-17-2009, 03:31 PM
I like eye candy.

disclaimer_07
07-17-2009, 04:37 PM
That sucks indeed... But chin up, my laptop is acting up too. It won't let me type T, Y, G or 6 anymore...

Lizardus
07-17-2009, 07:10 PM
I like eye candy.

You gonna get eye caries.

_Lost_
07-18-2009, 04:30 PM
I'm actually happy the screen doesn't self adjust anymore (though I did finally figure out how to turn that off.). I just miss my keys lighting up.


It's sad how eye-candy seems to be solely what draws people to UNIX[-like] systems nowadays.

Well, I mean... I've only converted a few to macs...

Outerspaceman21
07-18-2009, 06:13 PM
That sucks indeed... But chin up, my laptop is acting up too. It won't let me type T, Y, G or 6 anymore...

Wow, that really sucks. That kinda eliminates alot of your vocabulary.

mynamewastaken
07-19-2009, 02:46 PM
That sucks indeed... But chin up, my laptop is acting up too. It won't let me type T, Y, G or 6 anymore...

so how did you type them now?

mynamewastaken
07-19-2009, 02:46 PM
so how did you type them now?

copy and paste?

Llamas
07-19-2009, 03:48 PM
I've always gotten really annoyed using apple computers when the keys light up and the screen suddenly changes brightness. Sounds like a great problem to have in my opinion, haha. I know where the keys are based on feel... I can't imagine ever making use of the keys lighting up. Plus I'm rarely in the dark while on my computer.

ninthz
07-19-2009, 04:04 PM
LOOK AT HOW AWESOME BRI IS AT COMPUTERING.
no really, look:

I know where the keys are based on feel... I can't imagine ever making use of the keys lighting up.

Llamas
07-19-2009, 10:48 PM
LOOK AT HOW AWESOME BRI IS AT COMPUTERING.
no really, look:

:P I rule.

I just honestly don't understand the point of keys lighting up. Unless you're old and just learning how to just a computer, why would you need to look at the keys?

Smash_Returns
07-19-2009, 10:52 PM
My recommendation: Build a new computer.

If its an issue with the light sensors, cant you manually turn it on? Because most things like that rarely rely solely on sensors.

_Lost_
07-19-2009, 11:01 PM
brianna, you've seen my typing skills at their AIM best... do you really need me to answer that question?

smash returns, i don't want them on when its light out (hard on the equipment and what not). and you can't build a mac... not really anyway. there are places that sell the parts separately, but those are generally used parts and intended for replacement if a part's life ends prematurely and you don't want to pay apple prices. i don't like pcs. mostly its windows, but i'm comfortable with mac OS X and I don't care to learn linux. plus macs overall seem to have a longer lifespan.

Smash_Returns
07-19-2009, 11:38 PM
You can install Mac OS on a constructed computer.

Also, i wouldnt say they have a longer lifespan, but windows does get hideously bogged down by updates.

0r4ng3
07-20-2009, 12:08 AM
Wait, since when do MacBook keys light up? Is this only on the newer ones? I feel like I'm missing out or something.

_Lost_
07-20-2009, 12:46 AM
mine is more than a year old. the keys lit up when i bought it.

and macs > life span. my dad has a mac they've had for like 7 years and it runs just as good as the day they bought it. its only recently been showing signs of ports wearing out.

disclaimer_07
07-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Wow, that really sucks. That kinda eliminates alot of your vocabulary.

yeah...


so how did you type them now?

on-screen keyboard

The Talking Pie
07-20-2009, 11:09 AM
i'm comfortable with mac OS X and I don't care to learn linux

They're both based on UNIX. MacOS is Linux's richer, cosmetically enhanced slut of a half-sister :p