Smartthings Multisensor - how to show temp in things view icon?

I swear this used to be easy to do when setting up a new thing, you could choose what you wanted as the dominant icon read in the thing list.

My new ST Multisensor is showing open/closed in the list of things and it want it to show temp

I tried a couple other DHs but couldnt get it to be temp as main AND open/closed capability still there. I am amazed there are no threads about this. Maybe Im not using the correct terms.

That feature was removed over 2.5 years ago when the ST Mobile App was upgraded to v2.x.

uhhhg. of course it was “improved”. I was looking in github for a custom DH, but the one I found gave me an error when i set it up ( Run Locally Permission not allowed for DeviceType: a7b27660-8347-43cb-bd19-6a4860c657be)

Is there any way to tweak the DH to change the main thing it shows me? I have one I set up for my mailbox in the last year with a DH that does exactly what I want, but when I apply that DH to this new sliding door, it wants to show me open/close


In older DTH’s you would select the tile you wanted to be shown by modifying the ‘main’ section. For example:

main (["temperature"])
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I figured it out. I can make a new DH from template and choose my capabilities, and then move around the main. Then reassign the DH to my sensor.



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