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iFrame Tiles - working sites

Kevin1 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Nick Reuter 6 days ago 23

Thought I would make a topic for known working sites for everyone to add to their ActionTile panels.  I'll start off with:

* - internet speed test

  -simple and works, just use

* - beautiful weather map with wind streams, radar etc

  -set the view you like, then use the top left menu at, select "embed widget in page".   When you paste into ActionTiles, delete the html tags so you end up with only the long URL between quotes following src=.  If you get this incorrect, ActioNTiles seems to embed ActionTiles site in the iframe tile instead.


Elements Theme Customization

John Yaglenski 1 week ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 1 week ago 2

Hey All:

Looking to customize a theme - and actually really like the simplicity of the elements theme - but when I go to build out my own in the theme creator - I can match up the colors etc of Elements (I just want to modify them slightly) but my locks which appear as RED blocks in the elements theme just come up as the "Normal" color in my theme.  

Why is that?  What makes the door locks RED in the default theme?  I actually like that as they stand out - but would like them to be orange instead.  

I'm sure as a relatively new user, it's something I'm just overlooking.



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Updated Honeywell Thermostats in ST, lost Dual Thermostat Control in AT

ChrisP 1 month ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 4

A few weeks ago, my two Honeywell TCC 9000 thermostats stopped having the ability to control set points in ST.  I found on reddit that others had the same issue, and had to remove and re-add them (via cloud connection to TCC again).  THis fixed the issue in ST, but then resulted in the thermostats being identified as "placeholder" for type in AT.

I went into the IDE, changed the type to what it was before, and now I can use them.  However, there is no Dual Control tile like before that allowed for heat/cool control in a single tile.  I have to add seperate heat and cool tiles now.


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New SmartThings Home Monitor status incorrect

rsg123 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 6

When I change the alarm status in the ST app, it doesn’t reliably change the status in AT. If I change the status of the alarm on the AT panel, it always correctly changes the ST alarm status. Can someone please give my settings a glance to see if I’m doing something wrong? My kids have set off the alarm a few times since the new ST app migration because they see the panel and it indicates disarmed.


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

Nic 4 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by EmpireHome 3 weeks ago 30

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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SmartThings scenes look different and don't appear in ActionTiles

rsantone 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 4 weeks ago 43

I had a few, I guess "routines" in the ST Classic. "Goodbye" turned the heat down and set the mode to Away. "I'm Back" turned the heat up and set the mode to Home. Apparently something in these prevented migration to the new app so i deleted them and remade "Scenes" that did the same thing. They look different in the app, and don't show up in ActionTiles. What can I do? I've attached a pic.


The native Scene integration was rolled back on October 18 until farther notice. It will continue to work for those who already authorized their locations.

Meanwhile the following workaround remains available:

The method described above is sub optimal, however it's the most "user friendly" method to integrate the scenes. It's much less involved and dummy proof than running a scene via HTTP webhook.

Fix in Progress

Newbie help please

JosephNY 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 1 month ago 3

Thank you all in advance for the help!

I setup a panel and would like to include on each tile the date/time of the last reading.

That way, I can be confident that the readings are current.

Unless there's a better way to achieve such confidence?

Here's my panel:

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Randomly losing video streams

JayUK 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

Hi all,

It's probably just me (it usually is), but it seems that recently I am randomly losing my video feeds to my media tiles more often.

My setup is:

Fire HD8

LineageOS 16

Fully Kiosk (licensed)

4 media tiles showing streams from Blue Iris

I have FKB configured to use a screensaver (black screen) and automatically turn back on when motion is detected.

The videos were quite stable, but recently I am getting grey tiles with different streams.

A reload of the AT panel/screen solves it.

Has anyone else noticed more recent issue with video streams?

Can anyone suggest a solution (I wanted to avoid the static image route and stick with live video)




Electric usage (Consumers Energy MI)

Jer Granzy 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 2 months ago 1

I live in Michigan and have Consumers Energy for my electrical provider. They have a pretty great graph that shows usage and cost by day. I would love to get this graph added to my tiles but can not figure a way of doing this.  Anyone have any ideas?



how to toggle off smartthings home monitor "arm" tiles when selecting disarm.

drew571 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 5

Hello.  Very new to AT but trying to dig in a bit.  I have Smart Things Home Monitor, using the new app, and have figured out how to set virtual switches to arm and disarm the alarm system from AT.  My question is, how do I configure AT to turn off the Arm Away or the Arm Stay switch when I select Disarm.  Is this possible?  Is it possible if I disarm it from my smart things app as well?  would like it to sync.  right now the Arm switches always show as "on" even after I've disarmed the system and i have to manually turn off the Arm switches.  

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Panel shortcut accent

JayUK 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

I think I know the answer to my own question, but thought I'd check...

I have a few panel shortcut tiles that link to other panels, is there anyway to change the accent/highlight on the panel shortcut tile if any of the sub tiles (in the destination panel) change their status?


Emporia Vue

JosephNY 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

Has anyone gotten Emporia Vue energy monitor to work with ST or AT?

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Activity Event history for Things, Tiles and Panels

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Event History updated by Dumbthings 3 months ago 60

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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Location Mode Tile Displaying Incorrect Mode

xdreamwalker 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 9

I have noticed that my Mode tile does not always show the correct mode. It seems to happen when SmartThings has switched from Away to Home.

A screenshot shows that AT shows Away, but ST shows Home.

I have tried to change the mode using the AT tile, the tile will show home, but after a refresh of the page it shows Away again. The ST IDE Log shows this after I try to change the mode to home via the AT tile.


My first dashboard - really happy but need more config options!

Mans 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) updated 3 months ago 2

So - started using Action Tiles last week with my Smartthings V3 and a bunch of z-wave, zigbee and Hue devices. Got a panel done yesterday that I am pretty happy with. I am using the brilliant Simple Event Logger

And I have done som modifications of it to get separate columns for the values I want to chart to make that easier and some modding of the Groovy script to get values that work with the darn swedish decimal signs in google sheets (, and not .).

So this is the end result - it's displayed on an old Nexus 7 tablet standing and even my wife likes it ;) One graph from Google Sheets shared as an image and one table shared as an iframe (with a lookup function for the last event for a device - done with a column "device + event" to make it easier to find the last. Realized that getting the chart in exact 4:3 format for the tile is important to avoid resize problems with thin lines disappearing.

So - I am almost happy now, but I have a few proposals after my initial experience:

It really feels like we should have an option to set a special color for the tiles we like to do that for. Just add a background color override on the tile level. Yes, I know that you can fake that for special tiles by forcing them to a "warning state" etc like I have done for the siren in the bottom left row above the weather widget, but that feels like a hack. And it does not work for regular device tiles. Just add background color, text color etc so we can do that for all tiles. It really should not be that hard. In my example I want the outdoor temp color in the top left corner to differ from the others. I want it to have the lighter blue background from the theme, as that really is what you want in the morning quickly glancing at the panel to check if you need the winter coat or not... Maybe add a "Normal Tile Type 2" or similar in the Theme so when then can click a tile and select the Theme "class"?

It would be great to be able to add charts with historic data for devices. I do understand that it can be a bit tricky but even though the Smart Logger hack with a Google spreadsheet chart for full control is nice, it takes some nerd skills.

It would be very nice to add an option for "show last event of type x on the tile" . That is a common thing I want to show at least.

Finally - it would be nice to be able to have the option on iframe objects to remove the scrollbars if desired (overflow: hidden;) As it is now I have been forced to set the iframed google sheets table with "the last events" very exactly to fill the tile space to avoid white background... Why would we like scroll bars in a dashboard like this. Hidden scrollbars really should be the default.

PS swedish translations:

Ute = outdoor

Uterum = conservatory

Rörelse = motion

Plan = floor

Luftfuktighet = humidity

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Layered Tiles

mikew707 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

With the removal of SHM support by SmartThings and current inability to access STHM it would be great with we were able to have layered tiles or put another way, a tile display based on a condition.  The old SHM tile used to display the current SHM status in a single tile.  The current work around using modes requires the use virtual switches to change the location mode and in turn sync the mode to change the STHM status.  When using the mode tile option in ActionTiles it just displayed the current mode in text format.  It would be great if we could have the ability to set conditions within the tiles so when a particular mode is active it will display a tile image and tile color.  Basically emulate what the SHM tile functionality/look used to be.   


Clock/Timezone Media Workaround, Anyone?

Max R 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Tushar Arora 3 months ago 2

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?

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

Brent Adam 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by tinhwee 4 months ago 31

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?


Sonos album art

Eric Stiens 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) updated by jonathanrob 4 months ago 12

Just wanted to show off a proof of concept. I have my basic dashboard setup pulling the currently playing album art in the living room straight from Sonos. I use a raspberry pi running the Node-Sonos-HTTP-API to interact with Sonos from a variety of applications around the house. I have a little app running that pulls the album art URL from there and automatically redirects a request to show the album art and put that in a media tile. Works pretty well! Would be lovely if Sonos ever opened up their API to be able to do this without so many workarounds.