backlit keyboard

Do you know how to turn on your Chromebook’s backlit keyboard, turn it off, or adjust the backlight brightness?

It’s easy — once you know how.

To adjust the brightness of a backlit keyboard on a Chromebook you need to hold the Alt key and tap the screen brightness up/screen brightness down keys. This will increase/decrease the intensity of your keyboard backlight.

Not sure which keys those are? Your Chrombook’s screen brightness keys look like this:

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 and newer models.

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 shortcuts you should know.

How To backlit keyboard chromebook tips