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@Tim that looks really awesome - thanks for sharing!


I moved to SharpTools from ActionTiles. Much more polished, thanks for the good work. Here’s my home dashboard. Any tile with parenthesis and a number is actually a virtual device that shows (and controls multiple lights). Everything works, the only issue is that the thermostat is painfully slow in showing the correct set point.


Here is what I use for my main interface on my phone


Hey Tim just admiring your dashboard and was thinking about doing something similar to your setup. How do you get the left side menus selections to look like that? I see that each tile lights up with a single line to show you what menu item you have selected.


I’m not sure exactly what CSS @Tim applied, but based on his commentary it sounds like he is using custom CSS with a Chrome browser plugin to style things accordingly.

You could approximate the concept of a highlighted/selected ‘tab’ by using the same set of Dashboard tiles on each page with only the ‘active’ one modified with a different color.

In Tim’s example it looks like there is a Main, Bedroom and Audio tab. So on the ‘Main’ dashboard, the Dashboard tile for ‘Main’ could use the Tile Editor to apply a different color to it (or use CSS as in Tim’s approach). The other Dashboard tiles on the ‘Main’ dashboard would have the standard color. This concept would be replicated on each dashboard with only the ‘active’ tile for that particular dashboard having a highlighted background color.


How did you do the graph? I want something similar but for a power meter that i currently have paire to my smartthings hub. Thanks!!


Tim - You wouldn’t want to share your CSS with us, would you? This is fantastic!



so, i played with the chrome plugin Stylus to override the CSS, but it was not a good solution. i lost everything after changing my computer, and not saving what I did… and i could not find a plugin that i can use on a tablet…
But i think i ll will dive again into that and give you that asap (when work permits, maybe around Christmas).

A question / feature request for you @josh: i would love an option to override the style / css directly into Sharptools. Do you think that could be an option?



Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder if we might be able to accommodate most needs through other feature enhancements (eg. more customization features). I think it’s awesome that people are finding cool and creative ways to tweak to meet their needs with external plugins, but I should caution that we might tweak class names or DOM structure at some point in the future. :slight_smile: