If you have a Chromebook with a backlit keyboard you may be looking for tips on how to turn it on, off, or adjust the backlit brightness.

Well, it’s easy — once you know how.

You adjust the brightness of a backlit keyboard on a Chromebook you just need to press the Alt key and tap the screen brightness up/screen brightness down keys to increase or decrease the intensity of your keyboard backlight.

The screen brightness keys look like this, btw:

chromebook keyboard brightness keys

This simple (if little-known) tip will work backlit keyboards on all Chromebooks that have them, including the Google Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook Spin 13, and the Asus Chromebook Flip C434.

Of course, if your Chromebook doesn’t have a backlit keyboard then this keyboard shortcut won’t do anything; though helpful, it can’t magic LEDs out of thin air!

But for an easy way to turn on the backlit keyboard or even turn it off, it’s among the handy Chromebook keyboard shortcut you should know.

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