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How to set it as a button, instead of a switch

Auror 4 years ago in Configuration & Settings updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 years ago 1

Sorry if this is a topic already covered, I tried to do a quick search but couldn't find it.  I have my ActionTiles set up and love it.  I was trying to figure out how to make a tile act as a button, instead of it being a switch.  I wanted to push a button to activate a scene, or even my Roomba, that's it but then ActionTiles illuminate it as if it's on.  If I turn the light off, or when my Roomba returns back to its dock when it's complete, it's done but ActionTiles thinks the scene is active.  Can we set a tile so that it's pushed to activate but then it's off, rather than toggling it to be "on"?

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Hi Auror,

SmartThings used to have a handy Momentary Button capability, which they deprecated, but maybe it will come back.

I think the most compatible way to do this today would be to create a Virtual Switch as described here:


Then, set up an automation something in the lines of "Turn OFF switchch A when switch A is ON". This will make a switch that behaves as a button.