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Pictures/Images as Tile Backgrounds

psyctto 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 hours ago 11

Searching around the internet for a more eye pleasing interface to SmartThings, I came across SmartTiles and further a custom dashboard created a few years ago.

Looks like a nice feature that could add a nice look and feel to the project.  Usability would also improve greatly with nontechy folks that like eye candy and don't want the regular tiles approach.  I know this was previously done in the CSS, which is now gone, but an option to do so again would be great.

See Also:


Implemented in Release v6.10.0 (Saturday August 17, 2019).

Please see our Release Notes:

Thanks for your Feature Request! Enjoy.

...Terry (& Alex)

In Progress

Ability to set transparency opacity in Theme Colors

Justin Cox 9 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 3

Would be nice to be able to control the opacity or transparency of theme colors. For example the "Normal Tile Intention" color clearly has some additional transparency that isn't on other "intention" states. This makes it difficult to achieve the design I'm going for. You could remove that opacity style all-together or even better, add an opacity control to all color pickers.

On Hold: Discussion Open

Allow creating Custom additional Tile Intentions

Justin Cox 9 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Tomas Smedberg 3 weeks ago 2

I understand why you guys created tile intentions...makes sense. That said, at the end-of-the-day, it's really just a mechanism to control styling, why not open that up? Allow the creation of tile intentions with styling options and people can create whatever they'd like!

Feature in BETA

Gradient Color Tiles and Background

Matthias Ertl 11 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Tomas Smedberg 1 month ago 2

Hi Guys,

i would love to have the possibility to use Gradient Color on Tiles and / or Background.

see this as a feature request.



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Combine color coding of Elements Theme (based on device type) with Tile color change behavior of Sballoz (based on status)

gfelcamino 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Orange Bucket 3 months ago 11

I just began setting up my new ActionTiles panel. I was playing around with the different themes and was curious if there is a plan to make a hybrid theme that combines the color coding of "Elements Theme" based on the device type with the icon changing color based on status like "Sballoz Theme" does.

I really like the color coding offered by Elements but the text can be hard to read at the bottom of the tile if the panel isn't right in front of me. Using the Sballoz theme I can mount my panel on a wall and at a glance see if a door is open, a light is one, motion detected, etc. because the tile changes colors from grey to orange.

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"No Icon" as a Tile Icon option

Tom Guelker 4 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated 4 months ago 5

I would like to have no icon at all for several things. Only when they are triggered should the icon become visible.

I searched the library using zero and blank and null and none and no icon but found nothing.

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Smart Home Monitor (SHM) intention colors

ash stokes 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 7


I think what would be useful with the tile intention options, is for the smart home monitor tile, if disarmed, just display grey (as it currently does), if it's Armed (Stay) it should be yellow (as it currently does), but if it's armed (away) then should be red. The reason being is I've got outside motion sensors e.g. garage connected to the alarm which are rarely gone in and then motion sensors in the main rooms we'd go in if we were home so looking at the dashboard would easily be identifiable by colour to see if smartthings had failed to return the alarm to Home (stay) by geo-location, stopping walking in and setting the alarm off.


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Padding, letter spacing and fonts

W_B 6 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 5

I'm new to ActionTiles, researched a bit.. No css customisaton possible!?

I want to have ActionTiles all over my house, but with the design it has now, it's just not pleasant to look at, regardless of colors..

I believe with a few small changes, ActionTiles could have an even bigger user base..

For Example:

Existing design:

New Design:

Changes are:

Font size of clock to smaller

padding-top: 10px;

padding-bottom: 10px;

letterspacing: 2px;

Now it's acceptable for use..

Possibility to change font would make it even better.

In web design spacing of elements are one of the most important things... just saying.


We currently don't offer an official way to supply custom CSS, however we have plans to enable this functionality.

The current styling of tiles provides a consistent look across all tile types. Since some tiles contain more text than others, sometime loose letter spacing results in inefficient use of tile real estate. We experimented with mixed font sizes at some point, but our user study group has voted against it.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While I agree with you that your Clock Tile sample is very attractive, we have to go by the 80/20 rule. Since it's not always possible to come up with absolutely best configuration, we have to select one that works most of the time.

As the product evolves, we will add more customization options to satisfy users who have the finer eye for web design. 


Battery Icons in Footers suddenly big on Lock Tiles

Avi 8 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 months ago 4

Happy New Year!

As of recent days, the battery icons for locks (and locks only) seem to be gigantic compared to the size expected.  Seems like a style somewhere gone wrong - any advice would be appreciated.  Picture attached.  Using Chrome browser but apparent on others as well.  Thank you.

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All Caps option for Tile Status

Rob Halley 7 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated 7 months ago 2

Is it possible to Capitalized the status font for a tile? If it isn't currently available, I would like to add it to the list for future ideas if enough people agree.


Lights currently display on/off, I would like them to display On/Off or ON/OFF

On Hold: Discussion Open

Custom CSS Hover & Borders

lanky8804 10 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Ed Word 9 months ago 3


Just getting into AT, have been playing with creating my own theme but very limited. Looking to further customise CSS so can change things like hover colour, border colours etc.

Is anyone able to point me in the right direction? Comfortable with HTML and CSS coding.



Hi Alexander,

The theme builder was designed for people who don't like looking under the hood, so it exposes a limited amount of Panel properties.

We are going to enable users to enter custom CSS to override most properties. This feature is coming out reasonably soon, however we don't provide any ETAs. Please stay tuned for release announcements.




Add Tile Intention for Acceleration Sensor

FiReBaL1 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago 3

The Tile Intention selection is missing from acceleration sensors. I prefer the "Warn" for my contact sensors and now the acceleration tile doesn't match the others.

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Ability to change "intent color" for Routine, Clock, and Nest Dual Thermostat tiles

Andrew Brenner 11 months ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 11 months ago 1

As the title suggests, I'm asking if the developers could please add the capability for me to apply a theme's intent color style to any of the tiles. 

Currently, it looks like there's no option to apply anything other than the info style to the routine, clock and Nest thermostat tiles, and this makes me sad.

I'd like to style some routine tiles a different color so that they stand out, but I can't do that now without also applying the same style to the digital clock and nest tiles I also have.

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Set Tile active state or color based on thresholds of numeric value or other Attributes

Shawn 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Dave Mills 11 months ago 24

Any consideration in the future to illuminating the tile(s) based on real time or cumulative energy would be terrific. For example, I use the Aeon Energy Monitor for my well pump system to know when the below ground pump is running or not. 

When it is not running, the real time energy is 0 watts. When it is running it is 2540 watts.

If the respective panel had a parameter to set that would illuminate the panel when the real time energy is greater than 2000w, then I would know at a glance the pump is running. I think others may find usefulness in having the panel(s) illuminate for various reasons.

AT has been rock solid here, thanks for an amazing product!

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Option to Hide the Value in Tile footers

N Vass 1 year ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

Firstly - Thanks for Action tiles I use it exclusively as my Smartthings front End and I love it!

One thing that would be really nice and I think may quite easy to implement.

  • An option in the Individual tile setup to display or hide the value, In the same way as the option to show a tile header.

Use case:

A Switch. I can clearly see the state of the switch from the color. I don't need to be told 'On' or 'Off' as well.

I use Simulated Indicators to show the state of various things from Webcore and it works well but the 'Open' and 'Closed' is irrelevant and it would be wonderful to have the option to remove it.

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Broad Icon library applicable to all Tile Types

AaronW 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 8

Is it possible to see more icons added for switches?  I personally would like to see automotive options as I am creating a WeMo D1 Car Starter and would like to see a vehicle for my tile.  Hoping there could be a car, van, Jeep, pickup truck and a SUV.  Thoughts??

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Set colors on a per-Tile basis

Stuart Salmon 1 year ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 1

The new theme builder is a welcome addition, but is still rather limited.  How difficult would it be to give us granular color control over individual tiles?  I, like many here, use simple actuators and virtual switches to control or report on a variety of different functions that we might want to color code by type.  


Is it possible to change the color of a single tile? And custom icon?

mr.smith 2 years ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 11

I'd like to make a certain tile a specific color and give it a custom icon. How can I do that?

  1. As of v6.8.0; Custom Themes were added as a feature which allows a great deal of color control, applicable to the 4 "Intentions" that can be applied to the States of tiles (assigned in Tile Settings). Overriding the Theme's colors on a one-off basis has not been implemented, but the request is noted. As is providing colors for specific ranges of values; to be applicable to numeric value Tiles. We note the value of this.
  2. The ability to choose from a broad selection of Icons and have them applicable to "all" Tile Types is covered in this Feature Request:  It is In Progress, but your Votes and Follows are still notable:
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Share Your Themes Here

Sgni 1 year ago in Colors Icons Fonts Themes • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 6

I'm not sure if we should share them as files or as text within the post. 
In the interest of making it obvious what's in the bundle of text right off that bat, I'm posting the full text of the themes in the post. Please let me/us know if we should do it the other way. 

I call this one "Mint Chocolate"...

  "accent-background-color": "#003000",
  "accent-content-color": "#1B5E20",
  "accent-header-color": "#1B5E20",
  "info-background-color": "#160b03",
  "info-content-color": "#795548",
  "info-header-color": "#795548",
  "normal-background-color": "#001000",
  "normal-content-color": "#43A047",
  "normal-header-color": "#005000",
  "panel-background-color": "#000500",
  "tileset-text-color": "#00C853",
  "warn-background-color": "#D50000",
  "warn-content-color": "#FFD600",
  "warn-header-color": "#FFD600"

I call this one "Chocolate Cherry", and use it as a night theme...

  "accent-background-color": "#200000",
  "accent-content-color": "#400000",
  "accent-header-color": "#500000",
  "info-background-color": "#100000",
  "info-content-color": "#3E2723",
  "info-header-color": "#3E2723",
  "normal-background-color": "#000000",
  "normal-content-color": "#600000",
  "normal-header-color": "#400000",
  "panel-background-color": "#000000",
  "tileset-text-color": "#00C853",
  "warn-background-color": "#D50000",
  "warn-content-color": "#FFD600",
  "warn-header-color": "#FFD600"

Note: On both of these, since I haven't actually thought about it much yet, I consider the settings for 'Warn Tile Intent' unfinished, and not a fit with the rest of my themes.


Apply Custom Theme to all Panels

I'd like to suggest a way from within the theme designer to apply any one of your themes to all panels across the board without having to go into each panel to set the new theme.