OpenHAB Panel Screensaver


I am still using OpenHAB for some weeks in my environment.

For now I have implemented my devices and created difference rules for switches, Google cast and some other complexity stuff.

I am planning to place an iPad in my new house fixed on the wall.

So right now 2 things were left which I can‘t find right now:

  • How can I implement a Background in a Habpanel Dashboard?
  • How can I automatically start a slideshow after a defined timeout period to display pictures from web, NAS or something similar?

Can anyone help with this?

For the first point, have a look at this:

(If you have the image as a file, just slap it on a cloud server of your choice and copy the URL)
For the second point, I assume you are referring to a HABPanel screensaver:

(This is pretty in depth and should show you how to do your slideshow)

Let me know if you have any questions regarding integrating the NAS to the screensaver, as that probably isn’t covered in the documentation but should be pretty easy to figure out.

P.S - I wouldn’t recommend placing an iPad in the wall, it’s a little overkill if you only want to use it to run a browser to display HABPannel, or even if you want to use other basic features. Get yourself a cheapish android tablet (not too cheap, it needs to be fairly reliable and not crash when you ask it to do one thing) I’m fairly confident that is a better option for your needs, and it will save you quite a bit of money.


Thanks for the responsen. I am on vacation and will test it when I am back. Right now I have two old iPads whats the reason why I‘d like to take one of them for the wall setup.

It looks that the Background Thing is working. I already have inserted a light, a power switch and a rollershutter with 3 icons.

I will finish this the next days but for now many thanks.

I also implemented a slideshow and will now test the screensaver, thanks.

Did you get the Habpanel screensaver working?

Yes, its working for me. I need some re-alignment for my photos but it was ok.