MIOS user's manual version
The dashboard has 2 purposes: 1. It is how you control your devices and scenes, and 2. You can do advanced setup and configuration of the system that you cannot do in the setup wizard.
Note that by default MiOS does not have any rooms or sections. You can optionally create rooms if you have lots of devices and scenes, and you can create sections if you have lots of rooms. Click here to learn about rooms and sections.
The dashboard has 3 main parts:
1. The banner at the top displays an image to show you if it's day or night and to show you the current time according to the MiOS system. If the time is not correct click the Location button to adjust your time, timezone and location settings.
If there are general system messages, like the MiOS system is busy resetting, or some plugins failed to load, a message window will appear in the banner as shown. When the message window is not shown that means everything is ok and you can use the system.
Infopanel: Plugin Downloading
Infopanel: Server Busy
If the message window looks like the above image, that means the MiOS engine is busy saving some recent changes and is not ready to be used yet. Just wait for the message to go away.
2. The control menu under the banner let's you return the setup wizard and let's you add new __sections , rooms__ , devices , and scenes .
The FILTER menus let you restrict what you see on the screen. For example, if you have lots of devices and have grouped them into rooms, you can choose to show only Lights in the Living Room and Family Room. The search box is a quick way to find a device or scene by typing in part of the name.
Whenever you have made configuration or setup changes, the button will appear on the right side. You must click SAVE if you want to keep your changes. If you close the browser without click SAVE any changes will be lost since your last save. This is in contrast to the setup wizard which automatically saves your changes as you go to make it easier for novices. When you don't have any unsaved changes, instead of a SAVE button, you will see the reload button. This resets the MiOS system and reloads the browser page.
3. The main section contains panels. The panels marked __Toolbox (learn more)__ and MiOS Marketplace (learn more) are fixed system panels to do advanced configuration and to add and manage applications from the __MiOS Market.__ There will also be a Devices panel that lists any devices in the system which you didn't assign to a room, and a Scenes panel that lists any scenes which you didn't assign to a room. Both of these panels will disappear automatically if there are no devices or scenes to show. A panel will also appear for every room you created, and in it are a list of all the devices and scenes you assigned to that room.
You can hide any of the panels by clicking the button.
When a panel is hidden, the name of the panel appears at the top of the page and you can click it to unhide the panel as shown above.
Each scene and device appear in a small control pod, like the one above.
You can perform the basic tasks, like activating a scene or adjusting a light, by clicking the controls. If you want to do advanced configuration of a scene or a device, click the config icon. This also let's you remove the device or scene.
If something is happening with the device or the scene it will be color coded as shown above. Blue means it's busy doing something, for example, a scene is activating or a light is adjusting. Green means it's recently done something, like turned off, and it was completed successfully. Red means there's a problem with the scene or device, such as a device that is not responding or not configured, or a scene that failed to activate properly. Generally when a device or scene is shown in blue, red or green, a small message window appears telling you what's going on. Often times there's too much information for the small message window so you can hover your mouse pointer over the message window to see the full text.