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How to change the skin

SeagasmSeagasm Posts: 6Members ✭✭

Love the product, hate the skin!


What is it with these developers who choose the dark skins/backgrounds.


Spotify is another example and you cannot change it and I am sure there are many more. They may look sexy but truly, it is very difficult looking for command links on a shiny laptop screen in the day light without cranking up the computers brightness controls.


The layout is fine but jez, where are the controls to change the background colours or please, can someone offer a substitute.


Kind regards to all





  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 10,256Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    The only one that is skins are made for is Plex Home Theater. you can find those here https://forums.plex.tv/forum/100-skins/

    none of the other apps have skins

    Logs > https://support.plex.tv/articles/201869908-log-files/
  • SeagasmSeagasm Posts: 6Members ✭✭

    Thank you, I appreciate your input.

  • paradoxhubparadoxhub Posts: 93Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    so you can't skin the web-ui?

  • SaSa1983SaSa1983 Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    You could use Greasemonkey or Stylish.

    Alternatively you could write your own web ui
    Plex has a rest interface which allows you to fetch the data

  • many7695many7695 Posts: 237Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @paradoxhub said:
    so you can't skin the web-ui?

    there is one for plex web-ui called blue / grey skin that can be found on stylish. I have been using for the past few days l it looks a lot better then current web-ui

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  • usairforce11usairforce11 Posts: 1Members

    Use chrome developer tools to edit the colors and backgrounds, then go to the sources tab and click on the CSS files and click save as. Then save both of them into the CSS folders inside Plex. Make sure you make backups in case something goes wrong. I have mine looking nice, and chrome let's you see your changes in real time.

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