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i just got a new macbook pro its my first mac and i am trying to figure out what the little pictures mean on the f5 and f6 key
 

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C'mon, don't be scared. :D

This is a Mac, not a Windows computer. There's not a whole lot to break. (Because, at least in some people's opinionated eyes, Mac OS X is practically idiot proof :D)
 
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cool thanks man i have been pressing it not noticing the keyboard lights getting dimmer or brighter
 
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cool thanks man i have been pressing it not noticing the keyboard lights getting dimmer or brighter


You mean they're working, or they're not?

It's a bit confusing as to what you mean here...
 

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cool thanks man i have been pressing it not noticing the keyboard lights getting dimmer or brighter

Yes...if you're in a bright room or near a window with lots of bright sunlight...it may be hard to notice. Also if there is too much ambient light...the illuminated keys won't even light up...you need to be in a semi-dark room.

Turn off the lights in the room...and give yourself a little "treat". Press the F5 & F6 keys in the dark...and watch the "light show"!;)

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Yes...if you're in a bright room or near a window with lots of bright sunlight...it may be hard to notice.

Turn off the lights in the room...and give yourself a little "treat". Press the F5 & F6 keys in the dark...and watch the "light show"!;)

- Nick

I love that show! Now, if it only came in color. :p
 

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I love that show! Now, if it only came in color. :p

It can be done. I've seen someone else change the color...I think to all red...multiple colors would be interesting.:)

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It can be done. I've seen someone else change the color...I think to all red...multiple colors would be interesting.:)

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There's a "light sheet" at the very bottom of the keyboard where these lights are. Putting a very thin film that is colorized deeply colorizes the lighting. Pretty neat, not that I need that light though, but color changing would be nice, since white is a bit bad for night vision (even at lowest setting).
 
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i just got a new macbook pro its my first mac and i am trying to figure out what the little pictures mean on the f5 and f6 key

And for future reference, your MacBook Pro came with a small booklet called a "manual" which answers all sorts of questions like this.

If you've lost yours, which lots of people seem to do as soon as they open the box, you can download a copy at
Apple - Support - Manuals
 

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