"Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

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"Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by Prutsium » Tuesday 21 August 2018 8:34

Hello all,

Might be a suggestion or maybe its already possible but i noticed for certain tasks its much more easier to create a virtual dummy switch to do certain tasks.

For example i could create a blockly to switch at x time after sunset and x time before sunrise my camera to IR mode (on/off).
With the blockly it would be more difficult to do this at a certain time before or after Sunset/Sunrise but within a switch its very simple as then you use the timer.

I have done this now for various actions that also could be a Blockly but witch the switch first of all it was easier and second of all you also have some status report.

Now the key thing is that i dont want these switches to show up in the switches tab but would prefer to give them a custom tab.
Would this be (already) possible or could this be implemented ?

Thanks.
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Re: "Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by pvm » Tuesday 21 August 2018 9:21

Not exactly what your asking for, but you can hide them by adding a '$' in front of the name (if I remember correctly)
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Re: "Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by EdwinK » Tuesday 21 August 2018 17:04

I believe you can make your own (custom) HTML-page and add your devices there. Not sure, because I dont have the need for it, so never tried.
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Re: "Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by felix63 » Tuesday 21 August 2018 17:54

Hi,

If you really want to offer a more customized user interface to your smart home you could have a look at things like dashticz. This are useful add ons to domoticz that allow you to create any user interface you want. I use domoticz only for system administration. For operation I use dashticz or - increasingly - voice commands via Alexa.

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Re: "Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by StanHD » Tuesday 21 August 2018 18:04

In:-

Setup -> More Options -> Plans -> Room Plans

There is a "$Hidden Devices" entry.
If you add your switches to that then they no longer show up in the Switch Tab.
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Re: "Useless" Switches on their own tab ?????

Post by Prutsium » Thursday 23 August 2018 12:25

StanHD wrote:
Tuesday 21 August 2018 18:04
In:-

Setup -> More Options -> Plans -> Room Plans

There is a "$Hidden Devices" entry.
If you add your switches to that then they no longer show up in the Switch Tab.
Ahhh cool that does exact what i want and i created a "room" called Useless so i add the device in SHidden and Useless so i can at least still access that device.

Thanks for the tip!

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