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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles • updated by bne 2 weeks ago 6 1 duplicate

It would be awesome if we could change the destination of a tile.  For example, adding a tile displaying the current temperature, but change the destination to anything else.  Such as a different panel or pops up the thermostat settings, etc.  Another idea would be a static icon, that links to a media content (such as showing a simple "CCTV" icon that when clicked opens the full-screen live camera media content.  (Instead of showing the live content in the small tile)

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Thanks for the idea, JB!


This is a bit of a crossover of some other requests for "images" on other Tile Types (as opposed to just icons) as well as the various Topics asking for more Icons. e.g.,


So this is a good thing: Limiting the scope of this request to just Media Tiles and to just Panel Shortcuts (and Link URL Shortcuts), makes it more feasible to consider. Though we still may do some Topic or concept merging.

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Thanks for the idea, JB!


This is a bit of a crossover of some other requests for "images" on other Tile Types (as opposed to just icons) as well as the various Topics asking for more Icons. e.g.,


So this is a good thing: Limiting the scope of this request to just Media Tiles and to just Panel Shortcuts (and Link URL Shortcuts), makes it more feasible to consider. Though we still may do some Topic or concept merging.

It would be nice to do the same thing but with contact sensors. They don't do anything when clicked right now. I have several door sensors that all turn on a single simulated door and same thing for windows. I then have a shortcut tile that takes me to my door/window panel which shows all the sensors. If I could make the simulated switches link to the panel, I could eliminate the extra shortcut tile.

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Hi Kristopher,


I've reworded the Topic Title; partially because we've had this request (in some form or another) before ... though not sure there is an existing open Topic.


I think this is a great idea!


Thanks,

...Terry.

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I had this same thought the other day. I recently added a media tile that displays a gif. The current clickthrough opens the gif full, but I'd love for it to open a panel.

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Thanks for the input, Jake. ... Indeed, the slight complication with Media Tiles is that they already have a function upon tapping = zoom. But I suppose we would override this if a Shortcut was specified in the Tile Settings.

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Terry - would you consider this topic to be similar enough to combine?

Option for Media Tiles to open Panel Shortcuts or Link URLs


If so, we could consolidate our votes into one single open topic.