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Hide fan controls for Thermostats on heating systems with no fans

Glenn Smith 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 9

In the uk our heating is just that, we don't have the fans and cooling like the US. it would be nice if the interface was tidied up to hide the 'fan disabled' and the pop up which has controls for it. 

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Tile for Plex

MR landen 11 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Danny Hathaway 3 weeks ago 11

Please add a Tile(s) that can control Plex.


We are not planning on interfacing directly to various non-SmartThings platforms (be it Plex, Wink, Vera, Home Assistant, ...) at this time.

If someone develops a conforming "Media Controller" Device Type Handler for Plex for SmartThings, then ActionTiles's Media Control Tile will interface with it.

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Blank tile colors

Bergstrom, Gunnar 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 4 weeks ago 3

Can you please add options to the Blank tiles so the user can set colors to any of the colors used by Action Tiles. This would give the user some flexibility in filling in the black spaces when using the Elements theme.

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

Nic 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 19

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!

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Calling Skype person by Shortcut Tile?

Patrick McCabe 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 3

I used the suggestion of the example to call someone by creating a Shortcut using the string below:

But it doesn't call the person, it just opens up Skype. Is there a setting in Skype to force it to call the username I put in the string.


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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 2 months ago 10

It would be awesome if we could change the destination of a tile.  For example, adding a tile displaying the current temperature, but change the destination to anything else.  Such as a different panel or pops up the thermostat settings, etc.  Another idea would be a static icon, that links to a media content (such as showing a simple "CCTV" icon that when clicked opens the full-screen live camera media content.  (Instead of showing the live content in the small tile)

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Map Attribute value to custom value in Tile Footer

I want to suggest a small change, but very important for my future projects.

I want to be able to change the tile status in the footer to a custom WORD status.

e.g.: When a contact sensor reports OPEN, the tile status should show ACTIVE, LIFTED or NOTHING AT ALL. -or- When that contact sensor is CLOSED, the tile status should show INACTIVE, LOCKED or NOTHING AT ALL. Same thing for other sensors.

Please check the picture attached to have a better idea. Please thumbs up in case you guys like the change.

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 4

Are there any device handlers out there already where ActionTiles will combine a switch (or some other capability) and power meter capability into a single tile?

The context around this is I'm writing an integration that brings over data from a Sense Energy Monitor. It brings over a list of devices along with their current power usage. I'm running a custom handler right now that has switch and power capability, but if there's a standard handler out there I can use that ActionTiles will already combine, I can certainly do that. To got a step further, the most ideal option would be to use a "read-only" type switch or something since there really is no use in being able to toggle the on/off status manually since that does nothing at all (it's a 1-way data flow from Sense).

I realize this may be a bigger conversation around the one-off customization of special tiles like this - I know that requires a lot of extra work, but I figured I'd ask since it seems like it would be cool :-)

To add more clarity, I think what I'm asking is if there's a way the Power Meter capability could be a footer option similar to the way the battery capability is treated now. With my DTH, I've got both "switch" and "power" capabilities on the same device - it would be awesome if AT could just stick the power value as a footer.

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Combined Door Contact & Lock Tile

mthomas98027 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

Would it be possible to add what would essentially be a tri-state tile to represent a door and its lock?

  • Green - door is closed & locked
  • Yellow - door is closed & unlocked
  • Red - door is open (whether locked or unlocked)

It would save on real-estate on my panel.


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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 29

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.

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Phone Dialer and/or Skype Tile?

Nick Miller 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

Is it possible to dial a phone with a tile button press?  I would like to have individual tiles for each of my family members.  Theory is to press on a family member's picture, and have skype or similar VOIP make the call to the family member and talk through the tablet.  Has this been done?


Hi Nick,

Please try the following:

Create a new Shortcut, enter your phone number like this:


Add a new Shortcut Tile to your Panel.

Under Tile Setting, choose Open shortcut in the same window.

Now, tap the Tile to launch the dialer.

More information (including Skype) in our Knowledge Base: Phone or Skype Dialer Shortcut Tile


Ways to get State of many Sensors in one Tile?

Agrajag 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

I'm looking for a way to get a tile that show the status of all windows/doors as a group so that I know at a glance, when leaving, that I haven't left something open. Sure, I can add 20 tiles and look for the one that is different, but I suspect it would be preferable to have a single tile that basically just tells me that all items are currently closed.

Also, as a complete AT newbie, is there a way (or plans) to nest tiles? In other words, using the example above, I'd see a note that All Windows/Doors Secure is False (color, whatever) and then tap the tile to have it bring up another set of tiles to show me all the windows and doors and a tile to get back to the top.


Add a music tile and use the tablet speakers as the output...

Diego F. Zamora 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 1

Have an alexa device connected via bluetooth to my tablet and would like to have a tile that i can push so it plays a pre-program set of songs (via Amazon music, or youtube) and the output will be hear on Alexa


Hi Diego,

There are many, many, many very good music player Apps available for Android and iOS that can output stream to a linked Bluetooth speaker (such as an Alexa Echo or Dot).

We do not anticipate doing development to replicate capabilities of these fine Apps.



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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile

David Latham 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 11

How about a tile that combines multiple contact sensors? On my phone it takes up a lot of space to have a tile for each sensor. Could we have one that says "All doors - closed / Door open". Then if a door is open have a pop up window that lists the open doors.

Another description from Merged Topic:

Would it be possible to add a summary tile, for the purpose of summarizing a bunch of similar devices?

For example - if any open/close sensor (in a specified group of sensors) is open, display an orange tile, else a gray tile. Possibly if you tap on the tile it would take you to a user-defined panel (which the user would have set up up to display the appropriate devices).

I thought about setting up a virtual switch, but I don't see a way to have that switch represent "all windows closed" vs. "any window open".

Another example (more complicated than I need, but might be useful to some) - the average, minimum, and maximum temperatures of a set of temperature sensors.

My rationale - on my main panel I have an "at a glance" section that displays the status of three doors (open/closed) and two doorlocks (locked/unlocked). I have now added 6 window sensors, which would make the "at a glance" be more like a novel.



Show multiple sensors of same or similar Type on a single Tile

Jose 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 1

I'm thinking if maybe will be possible to group/combine some sensor info in only 1 Tile, so we can save space for others tiles, and that maybe will help when you have a limit space to add your tiles, like small table or Cell.

For example in my case I have 4 Ecobee Sensor and planing to add more as I like to know the Temperature/Presence inside the house at the room level

Same maybe can be for example same sensor that also give you the Presence in the area were the sensor is located.

For example this is what I have now:

And if we combine those ones can be as below:

Asking if possible as those sensor only provide information, so there is any interaction with then. Also maybe we can have different positions or maybe the tile should/can be larger.

Thanks in advance.

Jose Bourdier.

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Idea: Global City Tile (weather and time local to city...)

Kevin Magee 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 1

Name of city, local time (regardless of my time zone), current weather icon and temperature, forecast hi/lo, sunrise sunset.  Searchable by zip code.  Custom Label.  (i'd like one for where each of my kids live)

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Reload / Refresh as a Tile

sec.dom 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 8 months ago 4

I would have liked the opportunity to have a Tile that would refresh / reload the page. Without relying on the browser's refresh / reload button.

Inside an ActionTiles Panel itself with no Floating Panel Options Button (...). Even a PIN Protected Panel Options button is unnecessary clutter.

This would allow me without having to exit the application that is in full screen mode, to restart Actiontiles when you press commands and the word error appears at the top. When I refresh the page, Actiontiles goes back to work as if nothing had happened. I am using Wink Relay which may explain the errors I'm experiencing, but a Reload Tile is a sufficient solution.


Shortcut URL for Harmony Android App?

Lucas Mesquita 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by William H 8 months ago 3

Do you have the URL for Logitech Harmony Remote app (android) ?

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Confirmation dialog option for Tiles? "Are you sure?"

Dan Hunt 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Mark Konior 8 months ago 5

Is there a possibility to get an option to get a pop up question if you are sure you want to do an action?  I have created a routine, "panic button" which turns on the sirens, all the lights and locks the doors.

It would be nice to get an "are you sure you want to do this" confirmation to prevent accidental pressing.  I currently have it pin protected, but that could be to cumbersome in an actual emergency.  Thank you!

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Option Thermostat Tiles to show config drawer on Tap

Kurt 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 months ago 3

I find the three eclipses on the thermostat tiles to be hard to target on smaller displays and unintuitive for some.  It would be nice to have the option to forgo +/- and the “...” and have it set to just pop up the control draw for the thermostat on topping the tile.