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Send URL shortcut command without opening a new page?

Isaac Bergman 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 hours ago 22

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?

Windows Mac iOS Fire Android

Show me your Panels! - Gallery 2

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated 1 day ago 90

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.

Answered: Discussion Open

Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 2 years ago in Shortcut Tiles • updated by JoeS 1 day ago 191

hi there....

Is there a way to open android apps, ou executy an app activity?

I use chromecast audio for multiroom, i can't seem to find a way to open the Google Play Music within smartthings...
In my dashboard and just wanted at least to open the app, and then the music app can handle where to play the music...

Does anyone found any shortcut to open Play Music? I've tried as shortcut the app name, the activity to open app but nothing works... In the dashboard when i click that shortcut it takes me to configuration of the tiles. LOL

Does it make sense?

JB Bentz 1 year ago

The latest Fully Kiosk Browser release has helped a bunch with opening Android apps from actiontiles. You can now select apps for the whitelist.  You can also figure out the app intent URL very easily, by turning on the new single app mode and selecting the app you want.  It will then load the intent URL which you can copy and paste it into a shortcut tile.  So far I have gotten it to work with Spotify and Hangouts.  Works like a charm.

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House floor plan (using a background image) and transparent icons?

Silvio Di Domenico 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 days ago 0


I’d like to arrange the icons on my house plan.

Is it possible update actiontiles to add a back ground image and semitransparent icons?

It will be not easy to arrange the icon exactly on the hose map right position, but feasible.

Samething like this:

Answered: Discussion Open

Solution: Fire, Ring Doorbell, Fully, and Action Tiles

Willis 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by Oheer 2 days ago 122

I have seen a lot of questions related to the Ring Doorbell and Kindle Fire...I figured out a workable solution:

Sideload the Google Play Store onto the Fire (I used the instructions at )

Use the Play Store to install the Ring Doorbell app

Use the Play Store to install AutomateIt

Setup 2 rules in AutomateIt:

Rule 1:  On notification from Ring, run the Ring App

Rule 2:  On notification from Ring, run the Fully App with a 1 minute delay

AutomateIt will notify you that it needs permission to monitor notifications.  Allow that permission.

Start Fully, ring your doorbell, see your front porch, cheer, wait another half minute or so, and Fully restarts, conduct victory lap...and profit.

If you have motion detection turned on for the doorbell, this will also show your porch if something trips the motion sensor.


Steal 5vDC from 24vAC thermostat for wall mount Tablet?

myoung84 8 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones • updated by Lane 2 days ago 9

I just started using AT, love it so far. I'm considering mounting a tablet to start experimenting with. I'm building a house next year, currently finalizing the design. I'll be doing all the low voltage installation so I need to know pretty soon exactly what I need for smart house items so I can run cabling as needed. I'd always wanted to do a wall mount tablet in a few locations and I think AT will fit the bill.

So for now in the current house, I don't care to dig into sheet rock to run cables for power then have to repair before we sell the house, but I still want to play, mostly to get the wife on-board and so I'm not having to experiment on the new place.

I have a perfect spot downstairs right above or next to my nest thermostat. I do have 5 wires to the nest so I have 24VAC with common available.  I was thinking of a AC to 5VDC buck converter mounted inside a picture frame with the tablet. I could poke a small hole in the wall from the nest to behind tablet. Has anyone ever done this? It shouldn't pull more than a half amp at 24VAC...

I'm not sure what size AC transformer is in my HVAC system, it's a Lennox system about 2 years old. Also not sure how much power the nest requires.


Amazon Fire & Fully discussion

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 years ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Amazon Fire • updated by its2loud 2 days ago 199

Just posting this link here for now for reference:

I need to use AT for pet sitters to be able to interact with ST when staying at my house. I don't want them to have access to my iPad because all of my Apple devices all linked nor do I want to share the ST app with them, so I bought the 3 pack 8" Fire tablets during Prime deals which will be dedicated to AT/ST. Last night, I was able to install Fully Kiosk Browser and set it up to turn on w motion. The only problem I can't seem to fix is that it still turns on to the lock screen. I am hoping someone can give me some settings to fix this. These tablets are Fire HD 8 (7th Generation) so I am hoping this was not just a feature in previous versions.

Readers are encouraged to browse Fully's website, as it contains a direct link to the APK and descriptions of all the features.


Please List your Camera brand here if you got it working

MrMilu 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Video Camera Feeds • updated by qoheleth 3 days ago 70

Since the rtsp support seems to be on hold for now I had to return the second camera I ordered on Amazon. But I managed to make one of my old camera work.

PLEASE list the exact brand for your camera here if you can confirm it works for you. This will help others with the new purchases.

Please list the http mask (URL format) you used.

Amazon purchase link also very much appreciated.

Feel free to add sreenshots to your camera tile too.

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RELEASE v6.9.4: Minor Release - Performance upgrades, Location License management, Streamlined navigation

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 days ago in Announcements / Release Notes • updated 4 days ago 0

It's been a while since we made any changes to the application. We have been working on infrastructure upgrades to lay foundation for future services and integrations.

Release notes:

  • My Licenses page: View Location Licenses and transfer them between locations.
  • My Locations page: added option to remove locations.
  • Side Navigation menu is simplified.
  • Faster transitions between panels.
  • Performance improvements, including PIN input.
  • Unicode (foreign characters) are properly handled in more places.

Thanks for your continued support and endorsement of ActionTiles!

...Alex & Terry


RELEASE v6.9.3: Minor Release - Bug fixes & Enhancements

Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago in Announcements / Release Notes • updated 4 days ago 0

Minor release:

Bug fixes:

  • Blank tile on the last row causes scroll bars to appear.
  • Added ability to add Panel Shortcut tile to its own panel (for consistent layouts).
  • Battery icon too big on some Tiles (lock, etc.).


  • Lock Tile supports new lock state "unlocked with timeout".
  • Minor AT Android app related enhancements.
  • Added "frosted glass" (blur) effect to Glass Dialogs.

Thanks for your continued support and endorsement of ActionTiles!

...Alex & Terry.

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Open Panel from Non-Actionable Tiles

Jeff Lightfoot 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 6 days ago 3

I'd like the option to open a Panel Shortcut by clicking on a Sensor / Contact tile.

My example:  I have an aggregate simulated contact sensor that shows the status of all my contact sensors.  Click on that tile to open a panel with the status of all my contact sensors.

This would save me from having a neighbor panel shortcut tile.

Answered: Discussion Open

Help: Using Dakboard as Fully screensaver?

rlburkes 1 year ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android • updated by Kevin DiBenedetto 1 week ago 16

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?

Fire Android
rlburkes 1 year 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.

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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by Robert Gill 1 week ago 33

It would be nice to be able to display a small iframe "tile" on my panel. For example my access points have apis that allow me to view their status. I'd like to show that on my panel.

Answered: Discussion Open

mjpeg video laggy from Foscam with tinyCam

Zvika 1 week ago in Media Tiles • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 week ago 3

Here is my situation :
I have Fosacm fi9821W that support mjpeg stream, I use tiny cam pro as my center place for all my cameras (currently only one though but going to add 3 more).
I created 2 media shortcuts on AT 
direct link to foscam mjpeg stream (http://10.XX.XX.XX:88/cgi-bin/CGIStream.cgi?cmd=GetMJStream&usr=XXX&pwd=XXX)

link to tiny cam pro that shows the foscam camera .(http://10.XX.XX.XX:8083/axis-cgi/mjpg/video.cgi?camera=1&user=XXX&pwd=XXX)

The video from the link to tiny cam is laggy while the direct link is good .

When seeing the stream in tiny cam app there is no lag and I get great video.

Not sure how to debug this and what can cause this laggy video.

Any Ideas ?

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ActionTiles iPad Safari iOS 10.3.3 Homescreen launch persistent crashes

MarkusTec 9 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Apple • updated by Bobby Anderson 2 weeks ago 5

This issue started popping up for the first time after months of usage without this issue appearing.  Specifically, I have an older iPad 4 running iOS 10.3.3 and an ActionTile panel configured as a Safari home screen web app.  After launching, the AT would persistently close/crash after a few minutes of runtime.  

I've tried clearing History and Website data and rebooting the iPad a couple times which didn't solve the problem.  I'm hoping there is a fix/solution for this as AT is my most used iPad app by far.  Any help would be appreciated? 

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Any way to reflow small Tiles amongst larger ones?

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

Hi all, just wanted to know if I'm overlooking the obvious, there's a neat trick to this -or perhaps it's a backlog item.

A picture says more than a bunch of words. This is what I'm trying to do:

It should be said that the screen size may be wider than what the screenshot shows. Second, each row of tiles is currently defined as an individual tile set. Not sure if that's the right way to go about it, or I'll have to McGyver it with a bunch of blank tiles to make the tiles fall into place. Any suggestions?

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Live Traffic travel time Tile! Image from query text using

Rob Cummings 1 year ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated 2 weeks ago 84

I thought I'd post this to help others. I figured out a way to display the travel time for my wife's commute to work. See the pink tile in the screenshot below...

I used a Google Maps Distance Matrix API call and displayed the result in a Shields.IO badge. (Check out Then I added the whole darn deal to the My Media section in Action Tiles.

Here's the link I used, broken into pieces...

Base URL:

Badge Options (no label, pink color, time query, badge style): ?label= &colorA=ff69b4&colorB=ff69b4&prefix=&suffix=&query=$..duration_in_traffic.text&style=flat-square

Google Maps API call: &[origin address]%26destinations%3D[your destination address]%26key%3D[your API key]

You'll have to generate and use a Google API key and the URI has to be encoded with all those silly % escape codes. The Dynamic Generator at the bottom of the page will help you out with the pieces. It was a bit of trial and error. Here's what it looks like all put together in the My Media image URL field... &colorA=ff69b4&colorB=ff69b4&prefix=&suffix=&query=$..duration_in_traffic.text&style=flat-square&[your origin address]%26destinations%3D[your destination address]%26key%3D[your API key]

As everything seems to be, it's a little bit of a hack (text not centered), and the image and text proportion is stretched/crunched from the original (just like weather maps, camera images, etc.) but it seems to be working pretty well. One of the cool things is that it's actually an SVG, so no quality is lost if you make the tile bigger or look at it in a full-screen view. 

Hope this helps!


Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Joel DE 3 weeks ago 133

This national weather radar is so far my most useful Media Tile. I configured it for 3x2 tile size. Someday I intend to have a front door camera Media Tile.

  • If the image in a Post has been placed with a full URL link to the original; just right-click and choose "Copy image address."
  • There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
  • When posting, if you used the "<>" (HTML edit feature) to surround the URL of the image source with <pre> and </pre>, then the URL will be show in text instead of the image ... or try the "Code" Formatting option (under the paragraph symbol ¶).

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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 JoeS 3 weeks ago 10

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.


15" Android tablet in-wall installation during home refurbishment

Matthias Ertl 3 weeks ago in Browsers Tablets Phones / Android • updated 3 weeks 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 ... ?