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Help: Using Dakboard as Fully screensaver?

rlburkes 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 23

I’m having issues with Dakboard and the screensaver. It doesn’t seem to appropriately size the content, so it’s pretty poorly laid out (most content is offscreen) it looks fine in other browsers on the fire so it seems to be related to fully. I was wondering how you had Dak configured assuming it looked good for you?

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rlburkes 2 years ago

I found out my issue, Fully has an option under  Settings > Web Zoom and Scaling  for “Use Wide Viewport” which was on . Turning that off fixed my issue with Dak as the screensaver.


Which Android tablets people recommend for price and functionality?

Josh Fink 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 43

I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest tablet but one that works well and is configurable. Preferably one I can root but if it's not needed then all the better.

I think I have a relatively straightforward use case.

  • I want to mount a couple around the house and have 1 or 2 in bedrooms.
  • I would like the screen to go as dim as possible until it senses motion or it's picked up.
  • Obviously needs to run AT and I would prefer it to boot directly into it if possible.

My goal is to make it as easy as possible for someone to pick up and use or go to the wall and use. If for some reason it needs to be rebooted or updated and it's turned back on that it goes directly into AT so that I then don't need to provide tech support.



Here's the latest topic in SmartThings Users Group:

And it mentions this tablet:


Blank Screen: Android KitKat and FireOS v4.x (Fire Tablet Gen 3). Release v6.10.0 due to outdated OS WebView

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 5 months ago 24

Fix deployed. v6.10.0+045.


We have deployed fixes for this issue. Please reload / refresh your browsers.

Core functionality should now work for most browsers which were previously working in v6.9.4.

Those who were affected may still encounter some minor compatibility issues which we will track for possible fixes.


WhatsApp shortcut on Android?

Brandon Pines 7 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 7 months ago 2

Is there a way to launch a shortcut to a contact in WhatsApp in AT? The idea would be an easy way for someone to press the shortcut and it would launch WhatsApp into the specific contact 

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Fully browser App Stopped Working Message

StewD 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 3

As my Fully browser loads a message pops up, stating the “App Stopped Working” the app works fine and the message is persistent. My panels all work. The only way to remove the message is to close the Fully browser. The second I reopen it the message returns. 

Nothing has changed in my setup over the last few days. 

I know the message is not connected to actiontiles but I was hoping someone else had experienced this and had a solution. 

Question Withdrawn

Best tablet *without* a camera?

Kris L 10 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 5

Does anyone have any recommendations on the best tablet for ActionTiles use that does NOT have a camera, front or back?

Looking for use in my airbnb and I'd like to avoid cameras completely.   People don't even trust them covered up :).

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ActionTiles Kiosk App vs AT with Fully App?

its2loud 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 2

As the header says, I’m wondering what advantages there are to using the Native AT Kiosk app on Google Play vs Fully? 



Thanks for the question, Its2Loud...

ActionTiles Kiosk App is currently using a stripped down version of Fully.

  • ActionTiles Kiosk App's various Settings have default values that are helpful for a new user of ActionTiles. It exists in both the Play Store and the Amazon Appstore for the convenience of SmartThings Customers to discover ActionTiles. (The Appstore version uses the FireOS version of stripped down Fully.)
  • The actual Fully App is required to use any Fully "PLUS" features (like screensaver, wake-on-motion, multiple tabs open, etc.). Those features require purchasing a PLUS license from Fully's vendor - a process that cannot be done with the ActionTiles App.
  • We have recently recommended the folks explore the WallPanel App and comment in this Topic if they are finding it sufficient, better, or not as good as Fuly:



15" Android tablet in-wall installation during home refurbishment

Matthias Ertl 9 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated 9 months ago 0

Something Big is coming ... i show you my panel 


i just Purchased a 15 inch Android Tab for integrating it in my new / old house.

We are still at refurbishment works ... nevertheless i plan to make some deep integration for the tab.


Thoughts ... ?


Fully Kiosk Browser Lockdown: Prevent timeout closing?

Jasorwise77 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 10 months ago 13

Does anybody know how to stop fully kiosk from closing every couple of hours?


Can't add *Panel* to Home Screen (Android)

Jim 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 4

I have in the past using Chrome on my Android phone added shortcuts to panels on my home screen. No problem.

Just created a new panel. I opened it in Chrome on my phone. Selected add to home screen. But the only thing it will add now is It won't add the panel address. And it also doesn't give me the option to rename it like it used to.

Anyone else seen this issue and know how to correct it?

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Can we have an app to keep panel full screen and run on unlock?

Luke 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by callegari.dreaming 1 year ago 8

Existing way of running the panels in Chrome (or other) browser doesn't seem to keep them in immersive mode (on Android). Any home screen shortcut created runs full screen, but not immersive on the phones and tablets I have tried. If we had a dedicated app that launches the page, it could be coded to always stay in immersive mode, rather than having to press the full screen button inside ActionTiles. It would also remain immersive after a link had been launched and returned from, such as to run Spotify. Such an app could also potentially have options to launch it immediately after unlocking the device, or set it up as a home screen app so that it can be a launcher to replace the home screen if the device was a dedicated ActionTiles device.

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Navigate back from Shortcut in Fully

Jake Seaton 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by J B 1 year ago 3

I apologize if this has already been covered.

I have a tile that opens a webpage, and I am using the Fully browser.

The problem I’m running in to is that once I’ve opened the webpage, I’m unable to navigate back to the AT home screen.

I’ve enabled the option to swipe to navigate, but that does not seem to work on my device (Fire 7). 

I’ve also enable the toolbar in Fully, but honestly the UI clashes with AT. Ideally, I’d only want the toolbar to show after I’ve tapped the URL tile; but I also realize that Fully sees all webviews the same, so it’s probably not possible.

Any ideas?

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fully browser camera capture on motion

jh45 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android 0

I'm sure this must have been raised before, but sorry I can't find it with the search engine in the threads...

I have been playing around with what's possible with the Remote Admin of Fully Browser, including the image capture from the on board camera, what I would like to do is use webcore to code to capture say 10 images on motion detection... doesn't even need to be the Fully browser motion detector, for example the device is in my kitchen so if the kitchen motion detector triggers and SHM is 'armed' then I would like to use the tablet camera to capture some images.

I think I can do all of it in webcore except when I issue the command 


to Fully browser - how do I capture that image ?? how can I redirect that image to a store somewhere ? anyone achieved this ?

Not Our Issue / Scope

Icon for AT Panel disappears upon reboot on LG V20 & Galaxy Tab S

Jim Larsen 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 2

Today I  installed ActionTiles on my Galaxy Tab S, Model Number: SM-T800, Android version: 6.0.1 and I loved how easily it loaded fully synchronized from my LG V20 which is running Android 7. I wanted to see how it reacted to an earlier version of Android. I rebooted my Samsung Tab S to make sure that the Icon was fine. NO, once again that little green horned Android Icon came up instead! Terry and Alex, your ActionTiles actually have a problem. I have over 10 Apps with Icons that were made up from 5 different programs installed on this Tablet that have no problems. I have 2 different Shield K1 Tablets that I use with my Drones thst I thought of trying but they are 

new with Android 7. If this is happening to me with different manufacturers and operating systems I'm sure you're just seeing the tip of the iceberg!

But, I love your ActionTiles!!! 

Jim Larsen 


Thanks for reporting this issue, Jim;

As discussed, so far there have been no other reports and we cannot replicate the problem. Hopefully other customers who encounter this will contact us via Support or will post a comment and/or this is a problem that the device vendors will fix with a patch to their Android OS customization.


How to control christmas lights with smartphone?

NidianSmith 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 3

I had the bright idea of controlling my led lights for the christmas tree with my phone, and i also see the youtube video show how to control christmas lights by phone. It's so cool and special. How can i got this? Need smart christmas lights?


A new set of festive icons will be included with the upcoming ActionTiles updates. It's a great time to get smart with your Christmas lights!


Ring Doorbell - Fully - Tablet - ActionTiles

jgirvine 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by JB Bentz 2 years ago 9

I am getting a Ring Pro for Christmas.  I currently have several tablets around the house that run Fully and ActionTiles.  After reading posts, it looks like I can not integrate Ring and AT... but, can I set the tablets to automatically switch to the Ring App if there is an alert?  Thanks


Android Notifications when using Fully Kiosk Mode?

JB Bentz 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 0

Has anyone ever figured out a way to actually pull down the notification pane, when Fully was in Kiosk Mode?  I"m wondering if there is a setting that allows it, or something we can whitelist that will permit it.  I haven't had any success yet though.

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List of Spit Screen Android Apps

Den 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago 0

So far, I can display my ActionTiles panel on the top half of my Nexus 9 Android tablet while viewing a Ring doorbell camera on the lower half of the screen. In addition, but not at the same time,  I can also run the Zmodo app and view one of my Zmodo cameras on the bottom half of the screen. I cannot use the MeShare app, which supports my Zmodo cameras, in the split screen mode. I realize that not all phones and tablets can do split screen. It is nice to control lights, alarms and sprinklers while you are viewing your front yard on a fairly big screen. 


How do I permanently get rid of my browser header?

Den 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 years ago 3

Stays at top of my panel of my Android tablet.

  1. What brand & model Tablet, and OS Version?
  2. What browser?

In general, if you are using relatively recent OS with Chrome from Play Store, just use the "Add to Home Screen" option from the Chrome menu. The icon that gets created will launch in immersive full screen mode.

This won't work on Amazon Fire; so we recommend Fully there (and, in general, Fully is quite useful...).

Not Reproducible

Routines Showing "*"

ChrstnMchl 3 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 years ago 2

I have had it happen a couple times now, but only on my Android (and my wife's). I'm looking at right now. The specific routine does not show up and the tile just has * and says routine. On the desktop it is actually saying the name of the routine and has the routine symbol. When this happened before it eventually changed to what it should be so I think it might be a refresh issue?

Edit - hitting Reload in the options does get them to show up right.