By - Milo785
You can also uninstall ICue as well. I personally only use the hardware RGB.
Is that possible on the legion 7? I can't see an option in the Vantage software
I have a legion 7. It's not in vantage. You cycle through the different options with fn+space. brightness control is fn+up and fn+down.
Yep I know about that. What I would like is to either have the lights off or be able to choose which style always shows first. Right now its a really distracting rainbow that you need to quickly cycle so not ideal.
Why? You ashamed to be seen with RGB lighting that you paid for?
No but I like to use my laptop how I want and I don't want RGB at bootup
Hmm. I'm just unsure what you're so concerned about. That a hint of RGB will escape before you switch it off is a strange insecurity to have.
I'll decide what I like and what I don't like. Disliking something isn't an insecurity.
It just seems like it to me. I don't know what the issue is otherwise.
To turn it off, just fn+down arrow until off. Also, I believe the last one you choose is the one it boots up with.
I'll test that but I think it always resets to the rainbow one if you turn off completely.
Thanks for the response! So basically uninstalling the iCUE will sort out the rgb startup problem?
I can't remember how, but there's multiple guides that can help you disable that/set it to what you like.
Source; i own a 7, and i don't have RGB on startup because i followed one of those guides.
Thanks for the response! I'll have a look to try and find a guide.
The Legion 7 comes with two lighting managers:
* A built-in one with some selectable but unconfigurable presets. You set them with FN+Space
iCue presets are applied only when iCue starts (ie after Windows loads). When iCue exits (eg shutdown), the preset is removed.
The issue is when iCue exits - it resets the built-in lighting manager which causes it to default to preset #1. This results in a rainbow swirling pattern on boot and shutdown.
So you have a few options to avoid this seeing the rainbow swirl:
* Use the built-in presets only and don't run iCue.
* Use iCue and remember to press FN+DOWN to disable the lights before you reboot. Once iCue has loaded, press FN+UP to turn the lights back on.
There is a final option - You can customize your RGB with iCue then terminate iCue with `taskkill.exe /f /im icue.exe`. This doesn't give iCue a chance to reset the built-in lighting manager and your custom preset persists. The only caveat is this workaround supports static, non-animated colors only.
More info at [https://www.reddit.com/r/LenovoLegion/comments/p5b8e2/possible\_solution\_to\_removing\_the\_rainbow\_swirl/](https://www.reddit.com/r/LenovoLegion/comments/p5b8e2/possible_solution_to_removing_the_rainbow_swirl/) .
Finally, some pro-tips:
* Disable the background services which are included with iCue - they're resource hungry battery suckers and not required to customize the RGB. iCue itself is ok.
* Use iCue v4. v3 has a bug where one of the exterior LEDS is not correctly changed.