I have a row that I want to include at the bottom of all my dashboards that includes icons for each dashboard and the forward and back navigation arrows. Maintaining this across all dashboards is already becoming cumbersome and I would love a way to be able to share it across dashboards in a way that editing it would affect how it displays on all dashboards dynamically.
It seems like a common use case for this is to have a navigation menu across dashboards. I don’t have the idea fully fleshed out in my head, but some sort of concept where you could add a ‘navigation’ to your dashboard where you could choose to have the menu on the top, left, bottom, etc… some basic options around styling the menu and options for choosing which items show in the menu. Then you could edit that menu one place and have it flow through to your dashboards.
This would be a great idea to combine with the ability to choose the type of transition/display animation of the dashboard, which I posted earlier.
Global navigation functionality should be an area of focus, IMO.
I concur. As my system has grown and capabilities increase, I find multiple dashboards for a tablet is better than scrolling. This allows me to have a “main” dashboard with a really nice looking, uncluttered layout that gives me weather, radar, album art from my music, clock, and a couple of basic things. On the left, I have links to “sub” dashboards for lighting, security, etc. Those are very functional, but kind of cluttered an not nice to look at. I have the tablet reload the “main” after 30 seconds of not being touched. It is awesome and I love everything about it, except the animation where the tiles “fly” into position from the top left every time the dashboard switches. Getting rid of this animation so that it just flashes from one to the next would be ideal.
I agree - I would prefer if the animation between dashboards wasn’t there.
I think one way to possibly think about this is if one dashboard can be included as a “tile” inside another dashboard. Then if the user has a standard 1x7 strip of tiles they like on all their dashboards, they just include an “embedded dashboard” tile that points to it, and set its dimensions to 1x7 in each of their main dashboards.
What would be really cool is if the user set the size of this embedded dashboard tile in a given dashboard to only be (say) 1x4, then you could scroll within the embedded dashboard to see the other elements. I imagine a media selection dashboard that consists of a tall 1-wide strip of dozens of radio stations, albums, etc. that is then embedded or the right side of a media player dashboard that lets me scroll among options in the selection sub-dashboard along the right hand side without scrolling the media player controls or the like in the including dashboard.
We need this ASAP, can we get this feature? It’s icing on the cake in terms of menu reuse across dashboards. Cuts out so much maintenance when changing your parent menu. Please!