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Tile Header force wrap Option

Jim 12 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

This may have been covered already, but I can't find it. 

In creating a custom Tile header it would be nice to have some formatting options. I have 2 tiles side by side on one of my panels.

One says 'Outdoor Humidity' the other 'Indoor Humidity'. The outdoor one is just long enough that it shows up on 2 lines. The indoor shows up on 1 line.

I tried various ways to get the indoor on 2 lines as I think it looks better, but the only way I found was to add additional characters such as a dash. Adding spaces didn't work, it appears they are ignored.

Just my 2 bits worth.

Answered: Discussion Open

Tile wrapping

Henry 1 year ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 4

Apologies for the basic questions, I did search through all settings menus and also on this forum but couldn't find an answer.

In one tileset, I have a 2x2 tile followed by two 1x1 tiles. I would like the two 1x1 tiles to be in a column, as opposed to a row. As an example, in the attached screenshot, I would like the 'Posh lights' tile to be underneath the 'TV lights' tile as opposed to the right of it. 

Secondly, is it possible to hide the status of a switch on a tile? I.e. the 'on' or 'off' wording at the bottom of the tiles.

I am currently in the free trial time, but plan on purchasing a licence.

Thank you in advance.

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Drag & Drop layout directly on a user defined grid size

Jon Lunsford 3 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 7

The title is pretty self explanatory, but I should probably explain.

The current layout is functional, but takes a significant amount of time to get configured to a specific screen size or resolution. Allowing the user to start with a grid size of their choosing will allow them to verify the correct size before they begin their layout. Once they have found the correct size, the user could then drag and drop their available tiles onto the grid.

This would eliminate all of the back and forth necessary to do a new panel layout, as well as the need for blank tiles to be added.

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Admin Notes Field in Panel Builder

Max R 9 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 months ago 1

Hi, when working with multiple panels I would find it useful to have a notes field in the admin interface. If you could add a multiline text field, for example under the panel name it would be great. It doesn't have any connection to the rendered panels, just a place where I can store descriptions, purposes, todo's and similar stuff.

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Ability to duplicate tiles within a tileset?

Max R 9 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 9 months ago 1

Perhaps it's how I work when designing my panels, yet I would love to see the ability to copy/clone/dupliucate individual tiles within tilesets. I know I can copy entire tilesets from one panel to another, however I find it useful to build my indivudual panels as tables as that way I can drag the different tiles around between the tilesets, copying them out to their individual panels once I'm happy with them. As two or more panels quite often may share some tiles, a clone/duplicate tile feature would come in real handy.

Answered: Discussion Open

How do I center my panels/tiles on the screen?

henryxdam 10 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago 1

I don't want them to be aligned from left, but center aligned. Is that possible? Thanks!

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Confirmation when deleting an item from My Media

Michael Beatty 11 months ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 1

I'm going to throw this in the bug column....  there is no "are you sure" confirmation when you click on "delete" when editing items from MyMedia.  You click "delete" its just gone.  I've accidentally deleted things three times because of this.


Slide-Up drawer visibility duration

sec.dom 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 2

Possibility to adjust the duration that the pop-up stays open. Currently, I find that it stays open for too long. 

And SHM keypad, the numbers are too small.

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Move Tile Size and PIN code to Tileset level

TheChad 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 0

It would be nice if the tile size and passcode settings were in the Tileset setting instead of the Panel setting...

For the tile size, I have a lot of tiles on a tablet...medium is too large, medium-small is too small...if I could use medium for one panel for my buttons and controls, and then create another panel in medium-small or even small for battery indicators (don't need them that large) that would be perfect!

For passcode settings, I want everyone in the house to have the passcode to control the alarm, but I don't want the bastards changing my thermostat.  :)  Having it on it's own panel or something with it's own passcode would be nice! 


Can I link a tile to Apple Music?

dkruchten 1 year ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

I would like to link a tile to Apple Music so that I can play my playlist from there. 


Cannot Rename or Hide New or Existing Tileset Titles (v6.7.4)

KenB 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 3

Please note that Changes to the Tileset Title and/or "Hide Tileset title on Panel" property are no longer updated and saved after making edits.

Tested on Safari and Chrome browsers, both mobile and desktop.

Fixed: Please Comment

ActionTiles not usable on Shard AP02 - "Client is not associated with a SmartApp in Location"

ShaunTheBaa 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 4

When trying to link my SmartThings location to Action Tiles, I click "Home" in the location drop down box, click authorize and I just get an error saying "Client is not associated with a SmartApp in location Home", whatever that means. Any ideas?



It took a while, but super support from Brad at SmartThings resolved this issue today. 😁

ActionTiles welcomes our Aussie, Kiwi, and Asia-Pacificers who happen to be on the AP02 Shard to dive in!

Thank-you for your understanding while this unique issue was being handled.


AUTHORIZE and SYNCHRONIZE buttons missing from unlicensed yet unexpired Location Inventory page

AUTHORIZE and SYNCHRONIZE buttons are missing from unlicensed yet unexpired Location Detail page. These buttons appear once a Location is Licensed.


The My Locations / (+) Add Location function can be reused at any time and will not add a duplicate Location. This brings up the same SmartThings "Thing Authorization web page" as the missing AUTHORIZE button.

This Add Location function also performs the SYNCHRONIZE activity if you need to force ActionTiles to import new Routines and name changes on Things.

Answered: Discussion Open

Fully "Application Launcher" page

JB Bentz 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated 2 years ago 1

Fully added a new option a while back, called Application Launcher.  I didn't think it was very useful, until I realized that it could 1. open URL shortcuts, 2. embed html/JS to customize it, and 3.  apply custom icons for the shortcuts.

It occurred to me, that Application launcher could potentially be a way to have a constant launcher/navigation panel, and Actiontiles could be embedded in an iframe within it.  It worked...but there's a catch.  Once you click on one of the links in the launcher, it loads the page in a new frame, and you lose the launcher.  I sent the fully team to see if there was a workaround, but I figured I would ask here to see if there was any code-slingers who might be able to figure out a work around.

Here's a Screenshot of the launcher running (at the bottom) with AT in an iframe.  (Please don't criticize the watermark.  I have 3 paid licenses for Fully, but not on my phone, where I was doing the editing earlier.)

JB Bentz 2 years ago

Meh.  I talked ot the Fully Developer and it appears this is idea is a bust.  You would need to host a new launcher/iframe combo for each panel....which doesn't make things any easier than just doing it all yourself.

So I guess it could be valuable if you just wanted a single panel, with some custom links/app launchers with custom icons on the same page...but as far as a dedicated notification pane, this is not the solution. O well.

Answered: Discussion Open

Power Meter Threshold

needlerp 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 3

I see in my Smarthings logs that there is a threshold for Power Meters which seems to be set at 15%. For low power devices this means that a 1w change will be over the threshold, resulting in very frequent updates. Is there anyway to change the threshold from 15% in the app / website?

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Backend UI Suggestion

DankRadon 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 5

If you didn't need to constantly click the vertical dots to access the menu that only has 2 or 3 options it would make bulk editing quicker. Seems like a good way to cut the amount of clicks in half.

Answered: Discussion Open

Multiple Hue Lights on Single Tile

gsgentry 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 2

I have a ceiling fan that has 3 hue bulbs in it but ST shows it as 3 devices, which technically it is... but i would like to toggle all as a group by a single tile. I’m not too concerned about controlling independently and i don’t want the clutter of 3 tiles.

Any advice?


Tile settings scroll bar

Al E 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 7

After setting up individual tiles in the tile builder when selecting the Tile Options next to the new tile, the "Tile Settings" pop up window appears but no longer has a scroll bar to scroll down to other options such as battery percentage or icon.

Deferred: Voting Open

Tile Icons Not updated in Panel Builder

cbabbman 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 2

Changing the Icon for a tile does not update the icon shown next to the tile in panel builder. BUT, the icon is updated on the Panel when in View mode.

For example, I changed the icon for a Wemo switch in the panel builder to the xmas tree icon. In panel Builder, the icon next to the item is still showing as a switch. But when I run the panel on my device, it is shown as the xmas tree icon.

Seems to be common to any icon I attempt to change to.


Edit Tile Titles (etc?) right in Builder list view

Brent 2 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 0


First off apologies if this has already been requested.  My request is that the ability to edit tile header / Title names be moved to the main panel builder screen currently you have to click the three dots next to a tile and then select edit tile.   What would make building panels so much faster, is if you could click on the name and edit the Tile header.  I included the screen shot below for reference to the area I would like to be able to edit.