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Sound Notification for status change of selected Things

CS Home 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound • updated by Orlando M Muniz 2 weeks ago 12

Would be great if each tile can be set to make a sound (from tablet or phone) whenever the status changes. This way, when a door opens or motion sensed, a sound is emitted. Can be set on/off for each tile.

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Open media fullscreen from SmartThings using Fully API or ActionTiles API

Christophe 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 3 weeks ago 2

I would like my fire tablets under Fully browser to open my camera media tile fullscreen when motion are detected. Since fully browser support REST and js call, is there a way to do that from webcore maybe ?
Thank you


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by grant-davey 3 weeks ago 111

Continuing from very popular first Gallery of Panels:

Here's a place for Customers to share their Panels and related stories. This content may be copied to other sharing services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc..

NB: Inquiries about the techniques used to create the particular Panels, frames, etc., may be spun off by the Moderator into new Topics or Help Desk tickets to avoid too much threading here.


How are you adding your music players to ActionTiles?

Sidney 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by dkbishop 4 weeks ago 14

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.


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

Nic 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by David Stafford 1 month ago 29

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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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Steve B 1 month ago 11

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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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile

David Latham 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Steve B 1 month ago 21

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.


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sort elements in a tile by status (e.g. temperature, battery level, etc).

Jason Emes 1 month ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 1

Is there a way to auto sort devices within a tile by status?  For example, I have over 50 things.  I want to monitor battery status so I know which are lowest.  Can it auto-sort by lowest battery level so I dont have to visually scan all 50 looking for ones with low batttery.

Similarly, I want to monitor temperature on the property.  Can it auto-sort highest to lowest for summer and then lowest to highest for winter.  


Weather alerts

warpkk 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound • updated by Sidney 1 month ago 4

Anyone know a good app for fire tablets that can play an alarm or other notification sound when there are weather alerts?

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shm alerts

RobSantone 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I've read where AT can't reset SHM alerts but are they working on that or is there any kind of work around? I still use a Windows Phone (because I love it and I'm stubborn) and I have NO WAY to reset SHM alerts if I enable security!! 

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"Smart Locks" tile?

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

I've searched for any previous posts about this, but maybe I'm the first to ask about it. I find that hard to believe. 

We've got the ability to have the SHM tile, which seems to work well. Within the SmartThings app, SHM lives in a card on my dashboard called "Home Solutions". The other thing that lives in that card is "Smart Locks". 

"Smart Locks" is actually really useful..... So, why can't I have a tile for "Smart Locks" in AT like I have for SHM?  I just want a single tile that shows if all doors are locked or displays how many are unlocked. If I click it, it should either take me to another panel or perhaps a pop up like the pin pad that lists all of my locks (preferably with a button at the top that I can click to lock all), or check each individual lock on that panel to either lock or unlock separately. 

Is Samsung just not allowing access to that function?


Sports scores

Is it possible to have a tile, or perhaps several, to show scores of certain teams (which I define) across different sports?


Send URL shortcut command without opening a new page?

Isaac Bergman 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by its2loud 3 months ago 29

Can you add an option to Shortcut Tiles Settings, so you can execute a URL command in the background without opening a new window?

For example, I have created station preset buttons and volume controls in ActionTiles, but when the URL is sent, the server returns a device/command status response message which I don't care to view, and is annoying since I have to navigate back to the panel via the Android back button.

Perhaps a "Don't open a window" option would do the trick?

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Timeout redirection back to Main Panel

subzero 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Bloodtick 3 months ago 6

If my display is on our Light Monitoring panel, for example, for longer than 20 minutes (configurable), I'd like for my display to redirect back to the Main panel.  Bonus points if I can programmatically turn this off (for example, I'd like to create a tile on a page to disable that feature if I truly want to monitor the page longer than the timeout period).


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Toggle swapping of Heating / Cooling Thermostat Tile

Israel Derdik 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Bloodtick 3 months ago 4

Now that spring is upon us, I find myself redoing all my panels to switch the heating thermostats into cooling thermostats. This process involves adding the cooling thermostats to the panel, arranging them so they are next to the old heating thermostats and then removing the old heating thermostats. For 3 panels. I'll have to do the same thing in reverse in 6 months. Instead, can AT show the heating or cooling thermostat automatically based on the System mode of the thermostat in question? Or add a new "Dynamic Thermostat" tile to keep backward compatibility? Or if that's too difficult, allow an easy toggle in the tile settings to flip it between heating and cooling? The Dual thermostat takes up too much room on my screen to use like this.


ActionTiles integrated to my Grafana dashboard

Conrad 10 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 3 months ago 6

I integrated ActionTiles in to my Grafana dashboard. I'm currently just using it for status.

Here's how the dashboard looks like.

This is how the display looks like on the wall. (Note: I didn't have AT integrated at the time I took the photo)

Although I can't turn devices on/off, I still think it turned out pretty cool!

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House floor plan (using a background image) and transparent icons?

Silvio Di Domenico 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 0


I’d like to arrange the icons on my house plan.

Is it possible update actiontiles to add a back ground image and semitransparent icons?

It will be not easy to arrange the icon exactly on the hose map right position, but feasible.

Samething like this:

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Open Panel from Non-Actionable Tiles

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

I'd like the option to open a Panel Shortcut by clicking on a Sensor / Contact tile.

My example:  I have an aggregate simulated contact sensor that shows the status of all my contact sensors.  Click on that tile to open a panel with the status of all my contact sensors.

This would save me from having a neighbor panel shortcut tile.

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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Robert Gill 3 months ago 33

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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Any way to reflow small Tiles amongst larger ones?

Max R 4 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 months ago 1

Hi all, just wanted to know if I'm overlooking the obvious, there's a neat trick to this -or perhaps it's a backlog item.

A picture says more than a bunch of words. This is what I'm trying to do:

It should be said that the screen size may be wider than what the screenshot shows. Second, each row of tiles is currently defined as an individual tile set. Not sure if that's the right way to go about it, or I'll have to McGyver it with a bunch of blank tiles to make the tiles fall into place. Any suggestions?