Can You Turn off The Ambient Light Sensor on Unibody Macs?

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  1. extremeshot

    extremeshot PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Does anyone know if the ambient light sensor of the Unibodies can be turned off? It's a nifty feature and all but I'm starting to be really irritated with it. I mean just moving my head or tilting the LCD in different directions causes the display to dim/brighten.

    I just wanna do the LCD brightness adjustments manually. Anyone else annoyed by this feature or is it just me?
     
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    Well, you could turn it off under System Preferences=>Display, then uncheck Automatically adjust....
    I got annoyed too.
     
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    extremeshot PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Wow, it's that simple. I feel really stupid haha.. :D. Thanks man!

    I guess the only remaining question is that if the other muggers don't like this feature as well :D.
     
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    I've been doing this manually for three years. Haha :)
     
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    To all PowerBook and MacBook users, if you don't wanna turn off the backlit keyboard totally? There's an app that can control it. Lab Tick and it's free.

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    It does irritate me sometimes. Especially in places when the light is behind me. A simple movement of my head and the monitor adjusts it's brightness. Gotta hand it to Apple though for integrating such a responsive ambient light sensor. Even the iPhone takes a few seconds to adapt to ambient light.

    Thanks! Now I know how to turn it off. ;)
     
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    yeah it's sometimes weird why the brightness increases with just a shadow cast over the sensor/Mac. Downloaded the app! thanks!
     
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    At least now I know I'm not the only one :cool: .
     
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    ditto!:p hahaha!
     

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