I would love to have a windows desktop shortcut that would turn a device on/off rather than going through the User Interface. Is there a way to do this?
It’s just an HTTP request to perform that action, so if you know any way to wrap that into a desktop link, then you are home and dry.
What would be the form of that HTTP request?
I’ve got some desktop shortcuts that opens or closes a window shade near my computer, it calls my browser, which then calls my Hunter Douglas Hub and executes a scene.
Works really nice. Convenient. I have the shortcuts on my wife’s computer also, so she doesn’t have to hassle with opening the Vera or HD apps.
thanks akbooer, that works perfectly!
This line of inquiry begs the question: Does any Vera clone (e.g. openLuup), native plug-in or alternative UI (such as AltUI) allow users to easily click-and-drag, export/Save As… or otherwise “Mark as Favorite” to create a Desktop icon automatically from a given device/action?
If not, I’d love to submit such a facility as a Feature Request for future Vera UI updates!
In the meantime, this gives me a great idea for using Reactor to generate the necessary URLs, saving users from having to look them up and hand roll 'em.