Calpernia Addams

TTFN: Filter Sickrage Backlog Overview to Hide “Allowed” Files

Long time no post! This is a “Tech Tips for Nerds” post, since I am very interested in programming, coding and other tech things outside the entertainment world. I post these because I Googled for a solution, but there weren’t any, so here is one that perhaps will help the next person.

I use the “SickRage” (SickRage Link 2) version of the popular SickBeard (legal) torrent managing system, which allows you to subscribe to and manage your favorite TV series and it automatically “snatches” the torrents for (legally) available series and sends them to your torrent client.

It’s a really great tool, but the Backlog Overview page has become very cluttered with yellow “Allowed” indicators for episodes which were downloaded under my “Wanted” or other default settings. Nobody seemed to have an answer on how to disable or hide these Allowed entries, and I tried various things in the Settings of Sickbeard itself.

Quick and easy but dirty solution:

Go into the folder containing Sickbeard files on your computer and open the style sheet.

On my Mac, it was Applications/SickRage/gui/slick/css/style.css

In Style.css, find:

.qual {
 background-color: #FFDA8A;
 }

and change it to:

.qual {
 display:none;
 /* background-color: #FFDA8A;*/
 }

Find:

span.qual {
 color: #765100;
 border: 1px solid #765100;
 }

and change it to:

span.qual {
 display:none;
 /* color: #765100;
 border: 1px solid #765100;*/
 }

And save. There may be issues with permissions. If so, open the file inspector by highlighting the file in finder and clicking FILE >> GET INFO and change the permissions down at the bottom to give yourself all access.

If you know how to follow these instructions, you probably know what this does, but basically it’s hiding the “Allowed” sections using CSS. Why “Allowed” is labeled as “qual” in the code, I don’t know. Thanks!