Please let me group and hide devices

Dear Athom, please, please, please let me group and hide devices. I have rooms which have a ridiculous amount of devices that do absolutely nothing. I use the group-app to group lights for example, but can’t hide the lights that have been grouped. In my living room I have 2 areas that have three lights hanging from the ceiling. That’s 6 lights in Homey, which becomes 8 when the groups are added. And don’t forget the 2 wall-switches that control them outside of Homey, but are prettymuch useless in the Homey app. My room/screen now has 10 devices, which are actually just 2 devices(/groups), cluttering up everything. (there’s more, 80% of my Homey are devices that are grouped or never used)

Since the tile-layout was heavily inspired by HomeKit and the Home app on iOS, please also consider getting inspired by the way that app handles grouping, which auto-hides the devices that have been grouped within the group, it works great. And for other less-than-useful devices such as KaKu wall switches; we have a list and tile view on the webapp, a simple toggle in the list view for ‘show in tile view’ should be more than enough if it syncs over to the actual app.

Yes, I know there are workarounds like putting the grouped devices into a new room which you just don’t use, but that messes with some room activities and simply shouldn’t need to be done. Please Athom, make this work.

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Unfortunately Athom doesn’t read these topics so you’ll have to forward your suggestions to support@athom.com

I’ve been doing that for a year unfortunately, and also replying to their Hotjar-based experience tool. I was hoping adding a message here would gain some likes/following or whatever so I could e-mail Athom again showing them it’s not just me who wants this…

These days they do read the forum:

https://community.homey.app/t/ideas-feature-requests-new-info-2021/41137/2

Hi
Did this get implemented? I am new to homey and since started to move all my devices from Vera - my MCO Home wall switches create a switch and a module - with Vera I could run a LUA code that would hide devices to keep everything tidy - I wonder if a homey script could be run to do the same thing

In short: no, and no.

Mr. WorkAround is here again :joy: I’m practicing the hillbilly workaround. Created a zone called “zzzz_do-not-use-me” and put all non-operatable devices in it. The zone ends up at the bottom of all zones, so it’s kind of ‘hidden’ :sweat_smile:

Ye I did something like that - My room is called Zombie so all my not used devices are in there - They are dead to me as I don’t want to see them

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Yes! Same problem here. Lots of devices i dont want to see in the UI. Plus would be really nice to be able to order both zones and devices.

+1 on the hide and group.
It would be really nice to group devices together and have the option for group commands.
For instance, my 8 role blinds are now seperate devices in Homey, having them as one group and commanding them as one would be great (use groups for that now). what would be better is that whithin the group actions, you can individually set blind Hight.
this would work for all devices of a similar type.

The Group app is for you!

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no it’s not. it will let me use multiple devices as one, but they are still cluttering up my Homey as they are also still usable seperate.

This is the only way for now to hide your devices

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exactly what I already mentioned in my original post. I’m not looking for answers here, I want Athom to implement a basic feature that most other platforms have already, and the forum is the only place I can. (and they do ready the forums, as they keep mentioning in their AMA’s.)

Well they say a lot hehe. They do not read every post from anyone anywhere, so I’d suggest you contact support, by following this link and scroll down to “Customer Service” https://support.homey.app/hc/en-us