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Shortcut URL for Harmony Android App?

Lucas Mesquita 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Feliz Lalof 4 hours ago 4

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


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by John Magson 4 days ago 85

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.

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Virtual Switches to trigger other integrations (IFTTT etc)?

cgmckeever 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 1 week ago 2

Is there any way to create a custom 'virtual' button/switch that can be tied to a different action? My example is primarily for use with IFTTT. If ActionTiles had a button action (pressed) or switch (on/off) I could add arm/disarm of ARLO and other smart integrations. 

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A Panel width Setting to help layout consistency for Panels viewed on different screen sizes

Brent Adam 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by AndyJ 2 weeks ago 29

I've been using smarttiles/actiontiles for years now and there's a specific functionality that seems super simple to implement, but remains missing...  I'd like to be able to set a maximum panel width, so I can achieve the same flow of tiles on multiple similar sized devices...  it could simply center the tiles on screens with larger resolutions, or could scale tiles +/- ~20% to fit the available resolution of the screen...  for smaller screens, it would still wrap the tiles of one row into 2 or more, but it's just too much to maintain unique panels for each unique display type...  so, for starters, could we at least be able to specify max tile spaces wide for a panel?

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Flash zone on panel when alarm

One thing I can't seem to find.   With a typical alarm panel when a zone goes into alarm it will flash on the keypad what zone is in alarm.   So you know where "the bad guys are".    How do I probably bring up a new panel with the zone large that is in alarm when the alarm triggers?

Fire Android
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Configure switch tile as contact sensor?

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

Hi all, I might be overlooking the obvious, yet here goes.

I have several virtual switches configured in ST for various purposes. One such vswitch is controlled by a Webcore piston monitoring the Watt usage on a smartplug: If said appliance is using more than X watts, turn v.switch on and vice versa.

While said v.switch is used for other logic elsewhere, I'd like to display the status of the switch, much like a contact sensor in ActionTiles. That way it just displays as ON/OFF, yet can't be inadvertently toggled by the Mugglers around the house.

Any ideas for a workaround, or is this something worthy of a feature request? Thanks.


You have a few options:

  1. Use Switch Tiles, but add PIN Protection to them so that they can't be accidentally toggled.
  2. or Modify your Virtual Switch DTH to also claim Capability "Contact Sensor" and have it concurrently send an "open" event whenever the switch is toggled "on", and "closed" when the switch turned "off".

    This Virtual Sensor will now offer Tiles of type Switch and type Contact Sensor.

Countdown timer

evldave 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Todd Mumpower 1 month ago 1

Am migrating our entry tablet into ActionTiles.  Using a basic Android tablet with a countdown timer widget (kids usually want Christmas, I want the day they all move out).  Is there a way to add a countdown timer tile to ActionTiles?  I tried using a couple online countdown timers but they don't seem to display correctly in the tile (they are just a link to that page).  Any ideas?


Creating Multi-Section Panels using iFRAMES

Ike O. 1 month ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 1 month ago 2

Some people are wondering how I created my iframe Action Tiles panel and I wanted to share a very simple guideline here.

First of all, if you want to use Iframes your pages must be hosted either in a local web server or one of those cheap web hosting sites. Creating a local host is actually a very simple process.

Let me share how my iPad on the wall looks like:

This is a simple webpage with a bunch of Iframes in it.

Each frame reads a panel URL or Jpeg picture from the server. 

If we break it down it would look like this:

And if I took everything out, it would look like this:

You can use any webpage editor to create Iframes. You just give the coordinates, the size and that's it. I even saw online iframe creators while searching for ways to do this. 

Here is an example of how Iframe looks like in an editor:

Pros : 

- Your imagination is your limit:) You can create amazing looking panels.

- You don't have to switch between the panels. you can direct an URL to any Iframe you want.

Cons :

- Tablet browsers are not in love with Iframes. Especially older models. Maybe once a month or so I see my browser just shut down, I have to start the browser again. (though that might be due to camera feeds, not to sure)

- addition to above, Ipads are sooo not friendly to iframes:)) (2015 and earlier)

Please feel free to ask any questions (keep in mind I am not a coder and/or web site designer, just a hobbyist:)))

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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile

David Latham 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Gene Clark 1 month ago 18

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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How Send notifications/text sensor is triggered in actiontiles

Patrick McCabe 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound • updated by Sam 1 month ago 7

I have tried to use Smart Home Monitor to send a text or notification when motion or multi-sensor is triggered. Problem is that it is sending reminder text every hour. 1) I know you can dismiss it in the samsung smartapp, but I would like to do it on the actiontiles panel. 2) If 1 is not possible can we send notifications/ texts in actiontiles or another way through Samsung besides using the monitor. Thanks in advanced

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Tile Size & Theme per Tileset

Adam 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 9

I would love to be able to set Tile Size per tileset, rather than per panel...

At the moment, in order to have two large media tiles at the top, and lots of smaller buttons at the bottom, this has to be done with an HTML file on a local server, to load the two panels. It would be nice to be able to set the tile size setting on tilesets, rather than just on Panels.


Customization of some stylings at the Tileset level are easier than others (e.g., I guess a Tileset could have its own colors).

Mixing different base Tile Pixel Dimensions in one Panel, however, would result in some non-deterministic layout quirks. Squeezing this into the current layout engine would be interesting ... but probably troublesome.


Blank tiles on bottom row causing scroll bar to appear

adamp 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 5

Having an empty tile on the bottom row is causing a blank extra row to be created on the bottom - thereby causing the vertical scroll bar to appear. I believe it's creating an extra row because the scroll is exactly the amount of a row if there was an extra row. Replacing blank tiles on the bottom row with other tile types resolves the issue. A possible work around would be capturing a black image, and making that media tile 1x1.

Checking the .css - it looks like md-content {overflow: auto} instead of {overflow: hidden} is set from angular-material.min.css. Changing to hidden resolves the issue (although this essentially hides scroll bars - so not sure if that would be ideal for everyone else). Perhaps a future feature would be to provide a toggle to show/hide scroll bars? And on your end if hide is selected, to set overflow: hidden.



This is what's shown in Chrome on Win10. The panel itself is being displayed on a Fire HD 7 in Fully browser. Though the scroll bar does NOT show within Fully, you can still accidentally swipe up, and the tiles will scroll down since the extra space does exist. All of the other panels are fine, and I guess it's because I don't have any blank tiles in any of the last tile sets.

I've also tried playing around having everything in 1 tile set (e.g. setting the blank tiles to 1x3) - that actually ended up producing more space below the panel.


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Indicator that Tile has been tapped

Israel Derdik 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 2 months ago 2

When I tap a tile on a Panel, it sometimes takes a second or to for the light/switch to turn on and show the confirmation. This leads me (and other family members) to think the tap didn't register and then re-tap, sometimes resulting in turning the switch off again! It would be great to have some immediate feedback of a tap in the form of a "mouse down"-type event (when your finger touches the tile) during which the tile lights up momentarily until the mouse-up even occurs (i.e. you remove your finger from the screen). This way, we'd have a visual indicator that our tap was successful.


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

Nic 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Israel Derdik 2 months 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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SHM and buzzer

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

I am using a routine to set my SHM to Armed(Away) with the button Arm Away No PIN at my exit door pad. I have a Konnected buzzer with an exit/entry delay (using SHM Delay). I use the same ActionTiles button to arm my system from my bedroom pad when going to bed. I can control the buzzer with webcore (on/off). Is there a way to turn off the buzzer when arming from my bedroom pad so that I don't get the exit delay before going to bed?

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Allow Panel Shortcut to "self" to facilitate consistent layouts

Nashional 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 9

For consistency between all pages, please allow to us to add all panel shortcuts to all pages. Right now you can't add the panel you're viewing. So the buttons are inconsistent between pages (the third one is not always Living Room because if you're in Living Room you can't add it).

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Thermostat Tile show actual Temperature as main Content

mfdigital1 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 2 months ago 2

When displaying thermostats on tiles action tiles shows temperature setting with large numerals and the actual temperature with very small numerals.  Is there a way, and if not, could a setting be had to reverse the way numbers are displayed. It would be nice to know at a glance what the temperature actually is.

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Reload / Refresh as a Tile

sec.dom 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Luke C. Ruppersburg, Sr. 3 months ago 10

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.


ActionTiles integrated to my Grafana dashboard

Conrad 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 3 months ago 2

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!


Clock/Timezone Media Workaround, Anyone?

Max R 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles 0

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?