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Dimmer slider, color picker always visible via a special new Tile type?

Nic 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by leftofdead 2 weeks ago 31

I apologize if this has been discussed already, I couldn't find an answer. Is it possible to have a dim slider or color picker shown next to the switch all the time instead of having to click the three dots? I think it would be really helpful to be able to simply slide the dimmer without going through a menu.

Thanks for everything!


Anyone done any work with

Ct_Formula 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tommy Wilkerson 1 month ago 4
Has anyone done any integration with  

That would be pretty cool 


iFrame Tiles - working sites

Kevin1 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Derek Lindvall 2 months ago 36

Thought I would make a topic for known working sites for everyone to add to their ActionTile panels.  I'll start off with:

* - internet speed test

  -simple and works, just use

* - beautiful weather map with wind streams, radar etc

  -set the view you like, then use the top left menu at, select "embed widget in page".   When you paste into ActionTiles, delete the html tags so you end up with only the long URL between quotes following src=.  If you get this incorrect, ActioNTiles seems to embed ActionTiles site in the iframe tile instead.


Created Different Types of Custom Tiles in Action Tiles Dashboard

sk108 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Dmitry 3 months ago 2

Wanted to share my Action Tiles dashboard. Created different types of custom tiles using PHP, google sheets and a hosting server that I own.

  1. Upcoming Tile - It reminds you about important upcoming events like birthdays. Example - “Upcoming” tile in the picture.
  2. Pay Bill Tile - It reminds you about any upcoming bills and days left. Example - “Pay Bill For” tiles in the picture.
  3. Text Tile - It comes handy when you need to give a name to your tile groups or want to remind yourself to order something. Example - “Frequent” and “Order Eggs” tiles in the picture.
  4. Days Ago Tile - It tells you that how many days have past for a given event like aquarium water change. Example - “Aquarium WC” tile in the picture.

Please note that I am using the free version of Action Tiles. In case you have any question, feel free to drop them in comments. Thanks!

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How are you adding your music players to ActionTiles?

Sidney 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 3 months ago 46

I was just wondering how everyone else is adding their music players to ActionTiles.

I am using an app called Echo Speaks that is added to my SmartThings as a Smart App.

I can control the Echo's Play, Stop, Pause, Volume and Skipping.

Right now, I can only control the Volume of the Fire HDs.

The individual Echo Tiles also show up in their respective Room Panels.  So when I go into the Living Room Panel, the 'Echo - Living Room' tile is in there as well.


Temperature tile normal vs warning

AlanL 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles 0

I have a tile that shows the temperature on a motion detector. The tile is in the  "normal"  condition state. Id like for it to stay "normal" when the temperature is bellow a certain point and change to warn then alert state when it above a certain point.


0-75 degrees = normal

76-80 =warn

80+ = alert.

hubitat on the back end.  Any ideas?


Clock/Timezone Media Workaround, Anyone?

Max R 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tushar Arora 7 months ago 4

While we're waiting for a clock tile with [hub]timezone support, I was wondering if anyone's come across a media source for a bitmap/videostreamed clock in any given timezone? All I'm looking for is having a tile display the current Pacific Standard Time no matter where I am in the world. Any suggestions?

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Thermostat Tile: Custom icon & colors when actively heating or cooling and for excessive heat or cooling

Computer Helper 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 7 months ago 4

I can't find where to change the thermostat icon

I would like the tile to show red when actively heating, blue when cooling

Show a flashing red or blue when a "setpoint" is hit. Flashing red above 75 or flashing blue below 66

I have Smartthings setup to notify me if my tenants are turning the heat up.

Thank you,



Automation tiles instead of Scene tiles?

Mike Thomas 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago 1

I'm rearranging my scenes & automations in SmartThings. Right now my ActionTiles panel refers to a single scene (called "Bedtime") that turns some lights off, locks the doors, and starts a countdown (using power allowance on a virtual switch) to turn on the interior cameras and turn off the last light.

I am planning on splitting that scene into several individual scenes - lights off, lock doors, cameras on, because that just make sense (to me anyway) as the individual scenes can be used for purposes other than bedtime.

The problem is, a SmartThings scene cannot call another scene (so I can't have a master scene that calls the 3 individual scenes).

I can, however, use a SmartThings automation (I have one already, it runs at 10pm if I forget to run it; I would modify it to call the individual scenes rather than the single Bedtime scene).

BUT - it appears that ActionTiles won't let me call an automation - is that by design?


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SmartThings scenes look different and don't appear in ActionTiles

rsantone 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 45

I had a few, I guess "routines" in the ST Classic. "Goodbye" turned the heat down and set the mode to Away. "I'm Back" turned the heat up and set the mode to Home. Apparently something in these prevented migration to the new app so i deleted them and remade "Scenes" that did the same thing. They look different in the app, and don't show up in ActionTiles. What can I do? I've attached a pic.


The native Scene integration was rolled back on October 18 until farther notice. It will continue to work for those who already authorized their locations.

Meanwhile the following workaround remains available:

The method described above is sub optimal, however it's the most "user friendly" method to integrate the scenes. It's much less involved and dummy proof than running a scene via HTTP webhook.

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Randomly losing video streams

JayUK 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 12 months ago 1

Hi all,

It's probably just me (it usually is), but it seems that recently I am randomly losing my video feeds to my media tiles more often.

My setup is:

Fire HD8

LineageOS 16

Fully Kiosk (licensed)

4 media tiles showing streams from Blue Iris

I have FKB configured to use a screensaver (black screen) and automatically turn back on when motion is detected.

The videos were quite stable, but recently I am getting grey tiles with different streams.

A reload of the AT panel/screen solves it.

Has anyone else noticed more recent issue with video streams?

Can anyone suggest a solution (I wanted to avoid the static image route and stick with live video)




how to toggle off smartthings home monitor "arm" tiles when selecting disarm.

drew571 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 12 months ago 5

Hello.  Very new to AT but trying to dig in a bit.  I have Smart Things Home Monitor, using the new app, and have figured out how to set virtual switches to arm and disarm the alarm system from AT.  My question is, how do I configure AT to turn off the Arm Away or the Arm Stay switch when I select Disarm.  Is this possible?  Is it possible if I disarm it from my smart things app as well?  would like it to sync.  right now the Arm switches always show as "on" even after I've disarmed the system and i have to manually turn off the Arm switches.  

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Panel shortcut accent

JayUK 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 12 months ago 1

I think I know the answer to my own question, but thought I'd check...

I have a few panel shortcut tiles that link to other panels, is there anyway to change the accent/highlight on the panel shortcut tile if any of the sub tiles (in the destination panel) change their status?

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Layered Tiles

mikew707 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

With the removal of SHM support by SmartThings and current inability to access STHM it would be great with we were able to have layered tiles or put another way, a tile display based on a condition.  The old SHM tile used to display the current SHM status in a single tile.  The current work around using modes requires the use virtual switches to change the location mode and in turn sync the mode to change the STHM status.  When using the mode tile option in ActionTiles it just displayed the current mode in text format.  It would be great if we could have the ability to set conditions within the tiles so when a particular mode is active it will display a tile image and tile color.  Basically emulate what the SHM tile functionality/look used to be.   


HTTP response tile

I love Actiontiles! What I miss is a way to show a HTTP response as a tile. I'm using Yamaha Musiccast and it would be great with a tile that can display the current track playing. Also - it would be great with an album art tile!

I have searched the forum for a similar request, but couldn't find anything.


Add Dexcom CGM Data - Great for T1Ds!

Hi everyone!  This one really is only going to be good for T1Ds (like me) or parents of kids with T1D that also wear a CGM. 

I set up Nightscout on a Heroku instance and have it iFramed to my ActionTile panels, including the one I have in my Tesla.  Really great for awareness, and you can set color thresholds to help keep me in range.


Static text on a tile?

Ryan McGinty 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Brian Diehl 1 year ago 5

I am wondering what the recommended method to simply add a tile that has information on it is? For instance, I am making an "Emergency Info" with the address, phone numbers for non-911 emergency services in my area etc. I just need to create a tile and essentially give it a caption. I've searched for other topics, but most get more complicated than what am looking to do. Is there a simple method to accomplish this? Thanks in advance for any information! 

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Custom tiles: group room information/controls into a single tile

SteveP 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tom Bering 1 year ago 2

Not sure if there is already a feature request for this, couldnt find it, but please point me to it if there is.

I would like to group information/tiles for a single room. I know have different tiles from a single device, that really clutters the screen if you have a lot of rooms. Ideally you would also be able to include a light group/virtual switch

So the ideal user case, for example in case of heating/temp/humidity

min 2x2 tile


Thermostat -  20*  +

Room temperature 26*

Humidity 40%

Lights OFF  /  ON or icon

Answered: Discussion Open

ST Anything Virtual Contact Sensors

Kevin Ruschman 4 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by phelps 1 year ago 4

I currently have an Arduino with SmartShield running ST Anything with 4 virtual contact sensors. Is there any way to get the individual virtual contact sensors to show in ActionTiles? I don't think I can just add the capabilities to the DH because that would only be for the Arduino itself and not the virtual sensors. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Hi Kevin,

See if the concept of "Composite Devices" is applicable in your case.

ActionTiles is able to display only standard Capabilities.


iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 5 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 87

It would be nice to be able to display a small iframe "tile" on my panel. For example my access points have apis that allow me to view their status. I'd like to show that on my panel.