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I usually have my keyboard backlight either: all the way up, at the lowest setting or off. It is (slightly) annoying to have to hold down F5/F6 keys, when I never use the middle values.

Is there a way to increase the increment?

Alternatively (perhaps even better), is there a way to get and set the value directly from the terminal or AppleScript?

  • I'm not on my Mac right now, so I can't test anything. But you can look into /Users -> your_username -> Library -> Preferences, and open com.apple.bezelservice.plist. You have some brighteness preferences... – StrawHara Jan 26 '15 at 3:14
  • Thank you for the suggestion, but at my end (on Mavericks) that plist only holds 3 keys (BatteryHistory, afActionHistory, randomData). – AdamAL Jan 26 '15 at 7:34

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