Need to see your keyboard in the dark? Turn on the backlight on your Windows or Mac computer. If supported, you can enable the light using a keyboard shortcut, a built-in app, or your keyboard’s dedicated app. We’ll show you your options.
On Windows, you can use either a keyboard key or the built-in Mobility Center app to turn on your keyboard’s backlight. Here are both ways for you.
The key you use to activate your keyboard’s backlight depends on your device manufacturer. However, the most commonly used keys are F5, F9, and F11. If pressing these keys doesn’t light up your keyboard, press and hold down the Fn key and then press those keys.
There are manufacturer-specific keys that you can use to turn on your keyboard’s backlight. Here’s a list of some of those keys:
- Asus: Press the F7 or Fn+F7 keys. If that doesn’t work, try F4 or Fn+F4. On gaming models, use the Fn+Up Arrow key.
- HP: Press the…
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