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Weather Station 2.0 in ActionTiles?

andrew kranenborg 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 9 hours ago 4

Any updates on making Weather Station 2.0 work in ActionTiles, i.e. based on this ST community thread:

While it works as discussed in the ST App, I can only add these 3 "Things" as separate Tiles in ActionTiles:

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Tile Size per Tileset

Adam 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Darren 5 days 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.


Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by JeremyAZ 1 week ago 8

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.


Send URL shortcut command without opening a new page?

Isaac Bergman 12 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by MaxVonEvil 1 week ago 16

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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Option to temporariily highlight recently changed tiles

DPLyonnais 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Notifications & Sound • updated 2 weeks ago 9

The ideas that I am submitting has been submitted in the past but was withdrawn with the release of some near-hit styling options that met the need, sort of (see link below).  In my opinion it would be very useful to add a feature that would let you see, at a glance, which tiles have recently changed; either in the form of a short-lived pulse of the tile or a dark-to-normal color fade over n seconds.

It was said in the previous idea that people are not vigilantly watching their dashboards for updates.  Although true I feel that an increasing amount of people will increasingly begin relying on dashboards for security and presence monitoring.  I can think of many situations where this could be useful for events of both low and high priority.  There is a current option to use different colors based on intentions, this would get closer to satisfying the this idea's feature-request if it had a time restriction on when the "warn" color is to be used.  Example - for most of the day I would like my garage's presence sensor to just show me if it is occupied (low priority), but after 10pm if when I am back home it would be a problem if presence was detected (high priority).  Having a dashboard with 30+ tiles I may not see at first glance that a room was just occupied when it should not be.

At night when I am in my office I do monitor outside motion and indoor presence, some would say vigilantly - while concentrating on my work with with my device visible out of the corner of my eye, I notice somethings has changed but takes a bit to figure out what did change and if it matters.  A temporary pulsing or darker-shaded tile would allow to me to look over and then back to my screen without breaking my thoughts or typing rhythm.


Previous idea that was withdrawn:

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Panel Tile layout across screen sizes

Dave Blackwell 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 2 weeks ago 3

I have been working with 7" & 8" Fire tablets and have several panels set up.  The formatting and placement of tiles is identical between the 7" & 8" tablets.

Fast forward, now I have a 10" Fire tablet, and it is, of course bigger, and the my existing panels that look nice on the 7" & 8" now are all out of format on the 10".

Had anyone else dealt with this and have any helpful comments or suggestions?

Is there a way to:

1) have separate versions of panels (one set for the smaller screens and one set for the larger screens)?  Without having to set up a second AT account?

2) Put in some hard formatting so that tiles are in the same place, regardless of the screen size in use?

3) ???

Thanks in advance for any suggestions....


Hey Dave... You wrote:

Is there a way to: 1) have separate versions of panels (one set for the smaller screens and one set for the larger screens)?  Without having to set up a second AT account?

Perhaps you're not aware that you can have as many Panels as you want without needing more than one Account...? 

Only one Panel can be the default 🌟 Favorite, but you can easily use browser bookmarks and/or "Add to Homescreen / Desktop" option to jump directly to the appropriate Panel that you customized for each device or screen size.. 


Sonos album art

Eric Stiens 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Phil Sievers 2 weeks ago 3

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.


2x2 tile across 2 tilesets

Shewfera 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 2

Hello all, 

New to smartthings & actiontiles, recently migrated over from wink. 

Now, i know theres ways to do this because i've seen it in the show me your panels posts, however i cant seem to figure it out. 

How does one go about getting a 2x2 o 3x3 tile, to cross tilesets a sit nicely with the other tiles around it. basically i want a 2x2 inset in 2 rows of 1x1 tiles. similar to Venice weather tile in this one. 



6Within a Tileset, tiles go from left-to-right, top-to-bottom, filling in the spaces of the next row if there are any spaces created by double or triple height Tiles.

But there is no way to force a row-wrap within a Tileset except to use sufficient Blank Tiles.

So to achieve similar to the above Panel image, try the following (I'm not even going to test it, 'cuz I want to see if I'm guessing and describing right off the top of my head...)

Width x Height:

  • 2 x 1
  • 2 x 2
  • blank
  • more blanks exactly sufficient to use up the rest of the Row
  • 2 x 1
  • blank

Does that work?


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    "Connecting" displays weekly.

    Kevin M W 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Mark Hibbard 3 weeks ago 12

    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.



    Feature in BETA

    Bigger PIN pad - full screen zoomed

    Joe_W 9 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 weeks ago 10

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


    Ability to Show/Hide Status in Footer

    John Munoz 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 1

    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.  


    Hide fan controls for Thermostats on heating systems with no fans

    Glenn Smith 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 9

    In the uk our heating is just that, we don't have the fans and cooling like the US. it would be nice if the interface was tidied up to hide the 'fan disabled' and the pop up which has controls for it. 

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    Tile for Plex

    MR landen 11 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Danny Hathaway 4 weeks ago 11

    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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    Auto Hide Smart Home Monitor Selection Window

    Admiral Nelson 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 2

    When you select the SHM Tile a popup window appear at the bottom with the selection Away, Home, Disarm.  

    Once a selection is made, it would be great to have the window automaticaly disappear. 

    As it stand now, the window remain active until you either click the X or anywhere else outside the window. 




    The popup window is currently set to automatically close 30 seconds after the last tap.

    The upcoming update includes major redesign of the popups, so you concern will certainly be addressed.

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    Is there a URL for a specific Tile action?

    Alex 4 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 4 weeks ago 4

    Hi folks - I use Launcher to automate / launch different apps and thing on my iOS devices, I was wondering if there's a way to "click" a momentary contact switch that lives on one of my panels.

    For example, my garage door opener button.  Right now, I'd unlock the phone, click my ActionTiles panel icon (which opens Safari in full screen) and click the button to open the door.

    What I'd like to be able to do, is using Launcher, from a Notification Center widget, click the button on the widget that would in turn click the button on the tile.

    Ignoring the obvious security implications, I really just wanted to see if it would work, or if there's a better solution.

    Thoughts?  Thanks for a killer app and product!

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    Blank tile colors

    Bergstrom, Gunnar 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Orange Bucket 4 weeks ago 3

    Can you please add options to the Blank tiles so the user can set colors to any of the colors used by Action Tiles. This would give the user some flexibility in filling in the black spaces when using the Elements theme.

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    Return to Favorite Panel or top of Panel upon timeout

    Don Baldaccini 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by RonV42 1 month ago 5

    I just started using AT and it's really fantastic. I am currently running it on a Galaxy phone and I was trying 3x3 size tiles which are great for the clock and a radar feed. When all the tiles don't fit on the display you have to swipe up or down to see them all. It would be great if you could have a setting that lets say after xx seconds of inactivity it swipes itself up or down to fully display the clock and radar feed or whatever you want to see as large as possible. Two 3x3 tiles display perfectly on the Galaxy phone in landscape position.

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    Show me your Panels! - Gallery 1

    M2 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 221

    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.


    Amazing work everything and thank-you so much for sharing! 😄

    This Topic has become super long now, so I've Closed it and started a fresh Topic... Please visit and post to:

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

    Nic 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 19

    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!


    Guest Mode enables panel?

    LaNeve Home 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Sharing • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 1

    Is there a way to enable a panel only while smartthings is in a certain mode. For example, we have the same guests come stay with us frequently. I'd like to create a panel for them to use when they are here but not let them screw with our stuff when not here.

    One simple thing I thought of, would be to create a panel that has specific things for them (they don't need everything), but their guest accounts only work if the house is in "guest Mode". This way I don't need to activate their guest accounts every few weeks when they visit, and deactivate when they leave. All I need to do is set the smartthings mode to Guest Mode and then the panel works.   When they leave I switch to a different mode on smartthings and their panel doesn't work.

    Is there a way to do this?