The layout of the dropdown (see below) for selecting a new action to create is a bit disorganized logically. My suggestions:
- move Run Custom Action to the end of Control Switches, Push Buttons. It's yet another way to control a device, and putting it in the first device line seems reasonable.
- Move Set Private Boolean up one line to replace the moved Run Custom Action. It makes sense to put all the set something actions on the same line.
- Rename Run Custom Action something like Custom Device Capability. It was confusing at first to see this and then realize it wasn't about generically creating a new action, but about using special device capabilities that weren't in the standard list.
I think you forgot the screenshot.
The reason why Run Custom Action is where it is is because it's grouped with "non-standard stuff."
It makes sense to me.
oops. here's the screenshot
I'm with @jbaruch , it's not just switches or buttons where you may want to run a custom action, could be any device.
Perhaps naming it Run Custom Command would fit more closely to how they are presented on the Device Detail page. I don't expect the term capability is one many users would be familiar with.
Looking at the list, it feels like moving set variable down the the private Boolean group may be a better grouping. Although I just re-read your suggestion on this... Either or....
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