Understand that and I agree. I like the Sunshine Beach theme, however it would be nice to have the flexibility to change the background image.
Right now I have 3 dashboards with this theme, but I’d like each of them to have their own unique image. In order to do this, I have to copy the theme 3 times, tie a new image to each of the 3 themes, and then associate each theme copy with each dashboard.
It seems like it would make more sense (in this case) to have an easier way to change the image without having to copy the theme, associate an image, and then associate it again with the appropriate dashboard I want.
My thinking would be to be able to associate or override the theme image at the dashboard level. Seems more straightforward and a lot less hassle then the current behavior just to change an image.
Aw, man, if that compliment was directed at me, you just made my day.
I treat my dashboards like Navajo sand paintings: Make them, massage them, show to others, then destroy.
My purpose here is primarily to bust hubiVue’s kneecaps and then send a doctor’s note to @g.slender for remediation. If I could honestly come up with a day-to-day use for dashboards in real life, I’d stop playing and create something more practical.
Incidentally, this message hit my mailbox just as I was recreating a “better” Lights Out game in hubiVue, using some new Rule Machine techniques learned back on the Hubitat Forum, lol.
If this was a task that you’re likely to do regularly (ie change backgrounds amongst many dashboards regularly kind of weekly etc) then I’d accomodate the programming task to help make this easier, but right now, it isn’t that difficult to complete, and the benefit of making it part of a theme, is that if you use that theme across many dashboards (which is very likely) then you have 1 place to update it vs many places.
Happy to consider a popup mini menu that can fast track certains steps - like you tap the them palette icon and a menu pops up that maybe has the following…
The icons…etc in the theme (in this case, Sunshine Beach) are fine with me. To differentiate the dashboards, having a different image as to make them unique is my preference. Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Outdoor.
I understand the thinking may be to change themes to make the dashboard look different, but I don’t need it to be that radical. Simply changing the background image and using the same theme seems reasonable to me. Sunshine Beach’s theme layout and icons work well with the background images I have.
So I take “Sunshine Beach” …use it in all my rooms. Then for instance:
Living Room Dashboard: Having a living room background
Kitchen: Kitchen background
…etc etc. It would be nice to have this flexibility without creating a bunch of overhead/redundancy/management by having to duplicate Sunshine Beach for every dashboard I want and having to edit the background images for each theme copy.
I can’t vote for this in good conscience, if only because what’s being sought is already easily achievable. IMHO, it’d be like asking Grant to redraw the line he chose to delineate his freemium model. Sorry, bro!
Looked at another way, about 80% of my “asks” turned out to be stuff I could already accomplish a different way, and I was a better person for it.