The beautiful LED keyboard backlight is perhaps one of the most beloved features of Mac laptops. With Lab Tick for Mac, users can now fine-tune their settings to customize this feature.
Installation of this app is a very easy drag-and-drop process. The interface is very straightforward and rudimentary, too. Once installed, Lab Tick for Mac will sit very conveniently on top of the menu bar while running in the background. When you click the icon on top of the menu bar, a slider will pop up, allowing you to adjust the brightness of your keyboard backlight. For the adventurous users, there is a preference pane to mess with more advanced settings such as updating frequency of the LED, which helps to save the battery life of your Mac. There's even an option to add a quick shortcut key to toggle the brightness of the LED or to turn it off. This is perfect for advanced users who bind shortcut keys to every possible command on their Mac.
Lab Tick for Mac seems to be a very useful app, allowing users to fine-tune the brightness of their keyboard backlight to the desired level. This app offers many customization options that will particularly appeal to advanced Mac users.
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From Alexander Repty:
Have you ever been annoyed by the fact that you could not turn on your PowerBook's or MacBook Pro's keyboard illumination in daylight? If so, here's your solution. Lab Tick gives you total control over the backlit keyboard.
What's new in this version:
Introduced full 64-bit-support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Precise & complete control of keyboard backlighting. (1) Handy menu icon control, (2) illumination level memory, (3) On/off toggle of Mac OS X illumination adjustment, (4) refresh frequency slide bar control, (5) Shortcuts for Dim, Brighten, On/Off.
What's not to like?! It's freeware to boot!
App allows you to avoid frustrations with MacBook Pro ambient light control of keyboard backlighting. In the latest MacBook Pros (post June 2009), the computer itself does just fine with key backlighting. But in pre June 2009) MacBook Pros, I found myself struggling with ambient lighting thresholds and flickers. Lab Tick put an end to those frustrations. This is a must have app for early MacBook Pros. For features and functonality, see Pros box above.