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Onscreen keyboard for cast smart devices

Michelle 4 months ago in Browsers Tablets Phones updated 4 months ago 10

I have been playing with the ability to cast websites to a smart display (google, Lenovo) and it would be great if ActionTiles added a keyboard icon option at the login that you could select to bring up an on-screen keyboard so I can enter my credentials. These smart displays don’t have access to a keyboard.

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Hi Michelle,


We toyed with the idea of integrating with Chromecast, but so far unsuccessfully.

What was your method to cast ActionTiles to a smart display?

Hi, I’m using Google assistant relay with my raspberry pi and webcore (https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-assistant-relay-v3-3-beta/176402) that lets you cast a website to a google display. Unfortunately I am not able to use actiontiles because of the required login. I saw a similar idea on a shartptools that had a keyboard icon next to the login to allow input. LastPass has the function to bring up an onscreen keyboard within the login fields. 


I was able to test a couple of smart displays (GH, Lenovo) with an onscreen keyboard (https://mottie.github.io/Keyboard/) and found you cannot select the user/password fields on the GH. You can however, select the virtual keyboard and type on the Lenovo. I casted (dash cast) Whatismybrowser.com to the Lenovo and found it’s running Chrome 80 (Oreo), so not the same as GH. https://twitter.com/henrylim96/status/1080755480765509634/photo/1

Michelle, did you get LastPass running on your Smart Display somehow?

There's a "proper" way to cast an app to Google Home, but we weren't able to figure it out, yet...

Yes, I can cast the site to both smart displays. The GH screen does not allow input, only selection of links, plus the virtual keyboard icon isn’t visible on the GH screen, I assume due to the different browsers they are running. The Lenovo allows me to type on the virtual keyboard in the password field but without a virtual keyboard in the email field, I’m stuck.

Searching the web for a work-around and ideas to display my actiontiles on the home hub, I came across homeassisstant.io and found they use a trusted network config allowing the bypass of the authentication login page. Is this something that can be implemented with actiontiles?

https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/authentication/providers/

Hi Michelle,


We came across the HA implementation. We tried to outsource with work, but the contractor was not able to figure this out.

I wish there was a way for me to pass the authentication to actiontiles on the smart device and eliminate the clunky set up I have with a fire tablet and a GH mini.

A virtual keyboard in both user/password fields would allow access with the Lenovo smart display

Is there any way to pass login info through webcore in a post method?