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Make Tile click result Toast notifications optional

In my opinion,:

  • A notification window is kind of redundant to the visual indicators of the tiles themselves.
  • Notification windows should be an option, not default.
  • And if one is displayed, the current length of time that the window is displayed is way too long.

We are planning to put in a preference option to allow the user to disable toast notifications.

Just for info, though: Per Alex (SmartTiles):

The toast notification was put in place for one specific reason: to prevent accidental clicks to remain unnoticed. While this does not solve "pocket dialing" it may help to detect a tap when a swipe or a scroll was intended.

Another important aspect of the toast notification is to confirm if and when a command was actually received by SmartThings. There could be a prolonged network delay, depending on the load on SmartThings cloud, but the toast notification will appear only upon successful completion of the command.

Ability to Show/Hide Status in Footer

John Munoz 1 day ago in Panels (dashboards) 0

It would be useful to be able to hide the title status on some panels that are mostly graphical.  Instead of showing Open/Closed with the matching icons, just have the icon displayed for a cleaner panel.  


ActionTiles integrated to my Grafana dashboard

Conrad 3 days ago in Panels (dashboards) 0

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!


Show me your Panels!

M2 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by James Wilson 4 days ago 199

Hi Everyone - new here but am pretty excited about this App. To me, it seems to smartly tie the Smart Home together. As a newbie, I am very interested in see everyone's creative panels. I would post up first but I don't think a few light switches, a clock and the weather are too interesting.

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Switch Panel at time of day

Brandon Pines 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 1 week ago 8

I would like to know if it is possible to change panels based on time of day 

I am using fully as my browser.

Fire Android
Sam 4 weeks ago

This can easily be done with Fully's rest interface and webcore sending a web POST request to the tablet running fully browser. I have a similar setup to run a certain panel on the weekends and revert back on weekdays.


Static IP for tablet

Fully plus license

Remote admin enabled on fully


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How Send notifications/text sensor is triggered in actiontiles

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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Calling Skype person by Shortcut Tile?

Patrick McCabe 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks 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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Slide or Swipe into next Panel (like Windows 8/10 active tiles)

Peter 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 1

Would be cool if the interface behaved like windows 8.1/10 metro style..... where you swipe left or right and it slides to another page/panel. You could set up each page as a panel, room etc.


I am not sure if it practical for us to support slide-in Panels or a Swipe gesture consistently in various browsers.

Supporting multiple "concurrently loaded" Panels via a tabbed interface has been requested. We might be able to introduce a header bar feature that could contain convenient access to selected list of your Panels.

In the meantime, please place Panel Shortcut Tiles wherever you wish to locate them for the most possible current convenience.

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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 5 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated 2 weeks 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)

On Hold: Discussion Open

Tile for Plex

MR landen 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Justin Stroud 4 weeks ago 10

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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"Connecting" displays weekly.

Kevin M W 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by mcgyvr 1 month ago 9

I've got action tiles on my iPad which is amazing when it works. At least once a week I've noticed that when I get up it is displaying "connecting" with the spinning orange icon. I end up needing to delete the bookmark, add the bookmark again, sign back in and it will work for a few days and go back to "connecting". Any solutions if you've ran into this before? Thank you!


ActionTiles has a tolerance of 15 seconds to network outages and should resume operation when Internet connection is restored.. Network outages could be caused by any of the following.

  • Internet outage
  • WIFI / local network outage
  • Power/network management of the client device

Considering that we have no other report of this problem, it looks like this problem is fairly uncommon. I can only attribute it to some far-flung network/hardware issues.

We could add a "refresh" button that would appear when ActionTiles is "connecting", but I'm not sure if it will solve anything if the browser thinks there's no internet.

We also have a feature request to reboot the Panels periodically, we will have to revisit this task,

Please let us know if there's any other information that can help us to resolve this glitch.




Bigger PIN pad - full screen zoomed

Joe_W 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Talos 1 month ago 5

Is there a way to make the pin pad on the locked tiles appear full screen? My fat fingers 🖐️ keep hitting the wrong numbers. 


Alternate text for tile item name

mjg 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 2

Is there a way to have an "Alt tag" type of setting for devices?  Some of my device names are fairly long to help me identify them in other apps/scripting - for example "Window_KitchenNook."  Names like this are causing overlap on my panel.  I'm wondering if there is a way to have it display a different name on the panel?  

Hopefully this isn't a duplicate, I did search but might not be using the right terms.
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Activity Event history for Things, Tiles and Panels

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Event History • updated 1 month ago 50

I have created this Topic as a home base to discuss this Feature Request Idea which has been coming up a few times on the Forum and Helpdesk.


  • The SmartThings App offers a "Recently" tab when you look at the detail of a Thing or a Room.
  • SmartTiles has an "Event History" Tile which listed activity (status change) events for all Tiles on the entire Dashboard in a single list, ordered most recent to oldest.
  • SmartTiles allows developers to pull at most 7 days of activity history directly from their Cloud.
  • ActionTiles launched without this feature.

Why not already in ActionTiles?

  • One major factor in prioritizing what Features to offer at launch date was feedback from our tremendously helpful and valuable Beta testers. They used the product for months ... longer than we anticipated, since we found their ideas and recommendations to be compelling enough to implement some of them before launch.
  • Beta Participants have a private section of the Forum where they opened and discussed Idea and Bug Topics. We also sent out individual polls.
  • Event History was among the lowest popularity of all Feature requests.
  • They are a diverse enough group that we weight their opinions highly. This open ActionTiles Support & Ideas forum will bring us even more information to help prioritize.

What's the Current Plan?

  • We recognize that this feature may be "under-requested" at the present time, and yet would be highly valued by some customers.
  • Like every feature, it presents some challenges to implement. There are lots of design decisions to consider... We are already brainstorming!
  • When we're ready, we'll start with something basic, and then add enhancements based on your feedback.
  • Let's start by using this Topic to capture your Topic Votes and an open discussion of how you would personally use and value activity event history feature(s).


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

Brent Adam 11 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by tm8747a 1 month ago 20

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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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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Hide Tilesets Using Configurable Status

Jeff 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by James Jones 2 months ago 2

I would like to be able hide a tileset based on whether or not I'm home, or if the home security is in alarm. I would like to enter a PIN/password to reset the alarm. It would also be nice to have a tileset be view only until a PIN is entered to allow changes.

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Active Tile only Panel or "Hidden" as an Intention

Yagga 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by or 3 months ago 13

I would like to see a Panel that will only show Active tiles that changes dynamically based on what tiles are active/on.

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 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.

On Hold: Discussion Open

Combined Door Contact & Lock Tile

mthomas98027 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 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.