In this article, we will explore the various keyboard light settings available on the HP Pavilion laptop.
Turning on and off backlit keyboards
To turn on the backlit keyboard on your HP Pavilion laptop, press the F5 key. To turn it off, press the same key again. This works for both the Pavilion x360 Convertible and Pavilion Gaming laptops. If you want to change the color of the keyboard, you will need to download HP’s Omen Control software. This is only available on certain models, such as the HP Envy and HP Elitebook. For those with a Dell laptop, you can turn on the keyboard backlight by hitting Fn + F10. Keep in mind that not all HP laptops have a backlit keyboard, so be sure to check the specifications before purchasing. HP’s island-style keyboard design offers comfortable typing and the added convenience of a backlit feature.
Adjusting brightness on backlit keyboards
- Accessing the keyboard light settings on your HP Pavilion is easy and can be done within seconds.
- First, locate the “FN” key on your keyboard and press it down.
- Next, locate the key with the sun icon on it and press it down simultaneously with the “FN” key.
- This action will pull up the brightness settings for your keyboard light.
- Adjust the brightness level to your desired setting by pressing the sun icon key multiple times.
- Once you have found the perfect brightness level, release both keys to save your settings.
Changing the color of backlit keyboards
- Step 1: Open the settings menu on your HP Pavilion laptop.
- Step 2: Select the “Keyboard” option from the list of settings.
- Step 3: Toggle the switch next to “Backlit keyboard” to turn it on.
- Step 4: Click on the “Color” option to change the color of your backlit keyboard.
- Step 5: Choose from a range of colors provided in the color palette.
- Step 6: Adjust the brightness level of the backlit keyboard by sliding the “Brightness” bar to your desired level.
- Step 7: Test your new keyboard color and brightness settings to make sure they are comfortable for you to use.
# Get the keyboard's handle
keyboard_handle = win32api.FindWindow("Hewlett-Packard On-Screen Display", None)
# Simulate the key press for turning on the keyboard lights
win32api.PostMessage(keyboard_handle, win32con.WM_KEYDOWN, win32con.VK_F5, 0)
win32api.PostMessage(keyboard_handle, win32con.WM_KEYUP, win32con.VK_F5, 0)
if __name__ == "__main__":
This code uses the `win32api` and `win32con` modules to simulate the key press for turning on the keyboard lights. It first finds the handle for the on-screen display window of the HP Pavilion Entertainment PC keyboard, and then sends the `WM_KEYDOWN` and `WM_KEYUP` messages for the F5 key to turn on the keyboard lights.
Note that this is just a sample code, and the exact implementation may vary depending on the specific requirements and hardware configuration of the HP Pavilion Entertainment PC keyboard lights.
Zoned backlighting for keyboards
Zoned backlighting allows for more precise lighting control on your HP Pavilion keyboard. To adjust the keyboard light settings, press the F5 key repeatedly until the desired setting is reached. Choose from three options: Full backlight, Half backlight, or No backlight.
Note that not all HP laptops have zoned backlighting capabilities, so be sure to check your device specifications. If you have a Pavilion x360 convertible or Pavilion gaming laptop, you’re in luck as these models often come equipped with zoned backlighting.
For those who want to change the color of their keyboard backlight, unfortunately, this feature is not available on most HP laptops. However, if you have an HP EliteBook or HP Envy, you may be able to customize the color of your keyboard backlight.
Animating HP OMEN backlit keyboards
To animate your HP OMEN backlit keyboard, you can easily adjust the keyboard light settings on your HP Pavilion gaming laptop. First, open the OMEN Command Center software. Then, select “Lighting” and choose your preferred color scheme.
To add animation, select “Effects” and choose from options such as “Breathing” or “Wave.” You can also create custom effects by selecting “Create Effect” and adjusting the speed and color of the animation.
For quick adjustments, use the shortcut keys FN + F5 to decrease the brightness and FN + F6 to increase it.
With the island-style keyboard, your HP Pavilion offers a sleek and comfortable typing experience, made even better with customizable backlit animations.
Installing backlit keyboards on laptops
To install a backlit keyboard on an HP Pavilion laptop, you will need to purchase an external USB backlit keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is compatible with your laptop before purchasing. Plug the keyboard into a USB port on your laptop and wait for the device to be recognized. To change the color of the keyboard, press the FN key and the right arrow key simultaneously. This will cycle through the available colors. If you have a Dell laptop, the process may be slightly different. Look for a USB backlit keyboard that is compatible with your specific model. Island-style keyboards are easier to type on and offer a more comfortable experience. Enjoy your new backlit keyboard and improved typing experience.
Best HP laptops with backlit keyboards for casual users
|Model||Screen Size||Processor||RAM||Storage||Backlit Keyboard|
|HP Pavilion x360||14 inches||Intel Core i5-10210U||8GB DDR4||256GB SSD||Yes|
|HP Pavilion 15t||15.6 inches||Intel Core i7-1165G7||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD||Yes|
|HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop||15.6 inches||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H||8GB DDR4||256GB SSD||Yes|
|HP Pavilion 14||14 inches||Intel Core i5-1135G7||8GB DDR4||256GB SSD||Yes|
|HP Pavilion 13||13.3 inches||Intel Core i7-1165G7||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD||Yes|
Best HP laptops with backlit keyboards for professionals
|HP Laptop Model||Screen Size||Processor||RAM||Backlit Keyboard|
|HP Pavilion 14-ce3065st||14 inches||Intel Core i7-1065G7||16 GB DDR4||Yes|
|HP Pavilion x360 14t-dh200||14 inches||Intel Core i5-1135G7||8 GB DDR4||Yes|
|HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7||14 inches||Intel Core i7-10610U||16 GB DDR4||Yes|
|HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7||14 inches||Intel Core i7-10510U||16 GB DDR4||Yes|
|HP Spectre x360 13t-aw200||13 inches||Intel Core i7-1165G7||16 GB LPDDR4||Yes|
Best HP laptops with backlit keyboards for gamers
|HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop||15.6 inches||Intel Core i5-9300H||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||8GB DDR4||256GB SSD|
|HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop||15.6 inches||Intel Core i7-9750H||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD|
|HP OMEN Gaming Laptop||15.6 inches||Intel Core i7-10750H||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD|
|HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop||17.3 inches||Intel Core i7-10750H||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD|
|HP OMEN Gaming Laptop||17.3 inches||Intel Core i7-10750H||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||16GB DDR4||512GB SSD|
Best external backlit HP keyboards
- HP OMEN Sequencer Keyboard: Features customizable RGB lighting and mechanical switches for a tactile typing experience.
- HP Spectre Rechargeable Keyboard 1000: Provides wireless connectivity and a backlit design for comfortable typing in low-light environments.
- HP Slim Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: Offers a sleek design and backlit keys for easy typing in dimly lit settings.
- HP Pavilion Gaming Keyboard 500: Comes equipped with programmable macro keys and customizable RGB lighting for a personalized gaming experience.
- HP Wireless Elite Desktop Keyboard and Mouse: Features a full-sized keyboard with quiet, low-profile keys and a wireless mouse for added convenience.
HP OMEN Sequencer keyboard
1. Press the OMEN key on your keyboard to open the OMEN Command Center.
2. Click on “Lighting” in the left-hand menu.
3. Select “Keyboard” from the options at the top of the page.
4. Choose your desired lighting effect from the list of options.
5. Use the sliders to adjust the brightness and speed of the effect.
6. If you want to create a custom lighting effect, click on “Custom” and use the editor to create your own effects.
7. When you’re finished, click “Apply” to save your changes.
The HP OMEN Sequencer keyboard features island-style keys and is compatible with the HP x360 laptop. With these simple steps, you can customize the lighting settings to suit your preferences.
HP Elite x2 1013 G3 collaboration keyboard
To adjust the HP Elite x2 1013 G3 collaboration keyboard settings, navigate to the Windows 10 Settings app. Select “Devices” and then “Typing” to access keyboard settings. Under “More keyboard settings,” select “Keyboard backlight settings” to customize the keyboard’s lighting. Use the slider to adjust the brightness or turn the backlight off completely. To change the color of the keyboard backlight, download the HP Elite x2 1013 G3 collaboration keyboard software from HP’s website. Once installed, launch the software and select “Color” to choose from predefined color options or create a custom color. The keyboard features an island-style design, which provides a smooth typing experience. For more information on keyboard shortcuts and other features, consult the user manual or visit HP’s support website.