Saturday, 27 April 2019

Plex Remote access - Why do you say disabled = error

So this has been bugging me for some time now, but for some reason Plex considers 'Remote Access' being disabled as an error and 'decorates' the remote access menu entry in the settings menu with a red exclamation point eg.


Now, I could understand it showing an error flag there if it was enabled and not able to contacted by the Plex cloud connection test servers, but come on showing it as an error coss its turned off that's just plain wrong

I have searched all over the place to find an article on how to stop this behavior, but all I could find were people having issues with
A> trying to turn on remote access
or
B> people trying to turn off remote access


So I decided to look into the matter myself, and finally found the file responsible for the colour of the icon, this is at a path like this  ' /usr/local/share/plexmediaserver-plexpass/Resources/Plug-ins-4610c6e8d/WebClient.bundle/Contents/Resources/chunk-2-4a32fe3f94e5216b5ceb-plex-3.95.2-25e2ffd.css '
now this file is compacted, which makes it a pain to read through but using search you can find the icon's html ids in the file, they all begin with 'RemoteAccessStateIcon-' and are all clustered together one after the other in the file

So the 'fix' is to make all the icons 100% transparent by setting their hex codes to ' #00000000 ', thus rendering them invisible on the page

Note 1. If you apply this fix you will have to re-apply it every time you update Plex ... and the path will change, but it should be of the same form.

Note 2. I did also find the .js file responsible for putting the icons there in the first place, but all my attempts at editing that resulted in the webpage not loading, for reference that file is at the path
'/usr/local/share/plexmediaserver-plexpass/Resources/Plug-ins-4610c6e8d/WebClient.bundle/Contents/Resources//js/chunk-2-4a32fe3f94e5216b5ceb-plex-3.95.2-25e2ffd.js'
and again this file has had all the newlines etc stripped out of it, making it hard to understand

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