We believe that true home automation means your home just responds to you, without your needing to do anything other than just being there. Home automation doesn't mean giving up on manual control when you want it, but in not needing to control everything, it's easy to find yourself becoming quite comfortable with the experience. When something isn't automated, they start to feel primitive and out of date.
Elevating your smart home with Hubitat Elevation means you can do so much more than just control devices from a smart phone or tablet. That's why we built Hubitat Elevation to be both accessible and configurable from a web browser on your phone, tablet or computer, giving you the freedom to choose the most convenient method.
When you're just getting started, setting up your home automations can be challenging if you only have a small screen to work from, so one of the easiest ways to get setup in no time is to work from a laptop or desktop computer. To help you navigate the hub user interface even faster, here are some shortcuts to make your experience even better. Some navigation is universal to the hub user interface, and some short cuts will vary based on the operating system you are using.
There is great time saving functionality built right into the hub. Here are a few that will help you quickly get around.
Pressing on the icons in the side bar will quickly move you between pages of the hub.
Use the built-in search function.
Press the Hubitat Elevation logo to return to the Main Menu page.
Change the view type and sorting order to suit your preferences.
Know how to disable devices and apps you suspect are causing issues.
As you add devices, the list can grow quickly. The simplest way is to use the search function built into Hubitat Elevation, but if you're already further down a long device list, getting back to the search bar can take some time.
Another way to quickly move to devices is to type the first letter of the device name.
Since Hubitat Elevation is web-based, using your web browser's forward and back arrows can be a fast way to navigate.
Most changes within the hub user interface will update dynamically, while other changes may require you to press somewhere in the background or press an update button. However, if you're using the previously described method to move forward and backward in the browser, it's a good idea to refresh the page in order to ensure you have the most up-to-date information in front of you.
Having multiple tabs open is convenient when you're troubleshooting. For example, you might have a problem device's details open in one tab and logs open in the other tab.