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  • b0sst0n
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    @w.vuyk

    First of all, love the plugin!

    I don't see the menu options in the GUI anymore to configure switch behavior. However, I do notice that these switches do change status to different numbers depending on what buttons are pressed. The status values don't seem to make much sense. I have noticed some correlation, but there are also times when the status value surprises me and is something I was not expecting.

    Does the plugin still have the ability to configure the hue dimmers and hue taps? Is there somewhere where these status values are documented so I can start programming events based on the values?

    Thanks for the great plugin!

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  • ryuvann
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    Sorry! Would it help if I told you that your plugin is by far the best one for HS3? Because it's 100% true!

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  • w.vuyk
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    owww... that is a pity I am jealous here!

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  • ryuvann
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    Oh right I can't test it yet unfortunately as I'm in Mexico until next week on vacation but will be able to as soon as I get back!

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  • w.vuyk
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    Hmm, it should not take long at all, certainly not more then 5 minutes.
    I will check here also to make sure the plugin does not skip a few heartbeats....

    Did you also check the button press on the device? It should trigger on a device set now too.

    Wim

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  • ryuvann
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    Looks like it's back now! So weird as I updated the plugin yesterday morning and last night before going to bed it still wasn't there but just woke up and it's back!

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  • w.vuyk
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    Originally posted by ryuvann View Post
    Hi there,

    The update was available yesterday so I updated the plugin but now there's no longer dimmers under the plugin drop down, tried restarting it and HS3 but there's no mention of the dimmer switches at all now.
    Ryuvann,

    I have here one dimmer and it is showing normally for the plugin, also in the plugin menu? Are you checking directly after starting the plugin, or did you give it some time? As the menu is only updated after a minute or so, before showing the dimmer menu?
    I did not change anything in the menu really, will change some in a next release

    Thanks,

    Wim

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  • ryuvann
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    Hi there,

    The update was available yesterday so I updated the plugin but now there's no longer dimmers under the plugin drop down, tried restarting it and HS3 but there's no mention of the dimmer switches at all now.

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  • ryuvann
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    Great thanks, yeah that's what I mean. I don't really want to get into anything fancy like double taps and what not as it gets confusing when a simple remote does too much. I just want to be able to use it as a virtual 3-way switch in some cases, where I might turn it on with the remote but off with the physical dimmer. The new version sounds like it will do exactly what I want.

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  • w.vuyk
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    ryuvann,

    Needed to be sure you understood what I ment. If what you want is indeed to be able to press off, switch the light on with other apps, and off again (or on) with the button, it will work that way in the new verson. Normally you will have more then 3 seconds in between the presses.
    I did send the new version to HST last Tuesday, so it seems to take a bit longer before they publish it.

    The polling frequency is what I am talking about. I have it here set to 2 seconds, with the new motion sensors from Philips. I am controling different kind of lights now with it and it works perfect at two seconds set.

    Thanks,

    Wim

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  • ryuvann
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    Hi there,

    Sorry I should clarify what I mean by wanting double taps. I think you said your new version fixes this unless I misunderstood. Right now as a test I have it set that if I press the Hue remote ON an event turns on my dining room light. If I turn it OFF it turns off the dining room light. That works, but the problem is say I press OFF on the Hue remote and turn off the dining room light, then walk up to the light and physically turn it on from the switch, I can't go back to the Hue dimmer and press OFF to turn it off now, nothing happens because the plugin thinks it's still already in Off status. I have to press On, then press Off for it to work. So I'm more hoping it can be fixed so that it registers all presses, doesn't have to be double or triple presses, just have it stay in sync like that.

    Also mine doesn't seem to poll every 2 seconds, I timed it and it's more like 3 seconds. I see a value "Polling frequency (seconds, 1 decimal place) for checking status of lights" set to 3.0 by default in the plugin, should that be changed to 2 or are dimmers different? Even as is it's not a bit deal, it still responds pretty quick.

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  • w.vuyk
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    Ryuvann,

    The part of double taps, or long taps will not work with the plugin. The disadvantage of having to poll for updates instead of the Philips bridge sending its changes to the plugin is that a user will double tap within 2 seconds. The plugin only checks once per two seconds. So chances are very high it will not see both updates. The same goes for the long or short press, both are statusses with a short momentum. There is no way the plugin could reliable see that status.
    Once Philips would step out of its proprierty thinking, and starts sending signals through the bridge to the outiside world, the plugin could respond far more faster to HomeSeer. Until that time we are stuck on a response on the switch somewhere between 0 a 2 seconds (if you have set the pollingfrequency to 2 seconds).

    Wim

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  • ryuvann
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    Great thanks, out of town until tonight but will test it after. I know for sure I didn't have that option before but I guess it gets added once a switch is added so didn't even notice it. Really love the dimmer so far, so versatile! Even if someone didn't have Hue lights, for $59 CAD for the bridge plus $24 for these remotes it's definitely an inexpensive way to get a nice remote for HS3. I believe you mentioned the plugin updating to support multiple taps which is great. It seems like the remote does register it since if I press Off on it, the Hue app shows "Off pressed 1 minute ago" then if I press Off again it says "Off pressed Just Now" so it definitely sees individual presses which is great.

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  • w.vuyk
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    Ryuvann,

    In the menu of the plugin, you choose the dimmer switches entry. From there you can enable the devices.

    Thanks,

    Wim
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  • ryuvann
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    Do I have to do something special to make it appear in HS3? Loving this switch so far, it's so cool how it can just magnet or stick anywhere or pop off like a remote. I just wish it was a bit smaller like normal Decora size but still pretty nice looking.

    It works great so far though but nothing appears in HS3 or the plugin under config. Tried restarting the plugin but it just shows me my lights.

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