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Hi,

My installer gave names to various devices but I'd like to change them now that I have Composer HE.

I see how to rename playlists but I don't see how to change device names.

For example, there are 2 fans, each with a fan light. They are both called "Fan Light".

I'd like to make one Master Light and the other Family Light.

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance

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3 minutes ago, AtlantaSteven said:

Hi,

My installer gave names to various devices but I'd like to change them now that I have Composer HE.

I see how to rename playlists but I don't see how to change device names.

For example, there are 2 fans, each with a fan light. They are both called "Fan Light".

I'd like to make one Master Light and the other Family Light.

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance

Device names can't be renamed in HE.  A dealer must rename devices.

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Just now, VINCELdUB said:

You should be able to right click on it and select rename. Or while it's highlighted press F2 on your keyboard. I haven't used home addition in a very long time. But that should work for you.

 

 

Happy Automating!

You cannot rename devices in HE.  Adding devices, bindings and renaming devices are the only things you can't do in HE

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OK Atlanta Steven, if you cannot remain using composer home edition, then the next thought would be to make a list of all of the devices you want to rename, current name and what you want the new name to be. Then pass that along to your dealer and ask him to login remotely and make the change for you quickly. Since he's taking your money, they should not be a problem. If you're having difficulty, I or many other Remote dealers on the site would happily help you out for a very small fee.

 

 

 

Happy Automating!

 

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2 minutes ago, msgreenf said:

You cannot rename devices in HE.  Adding devices, bindings and renaming devices are the only things you can't do in HE

Well that sucks. They had named devices in such as way that it makes no sense now that I see it in Composer.

Hope they don't charge me when I ask them to change it.

I knew I couldn't add devices with HE but I thought I could rename to names that make sense to me.

I'm setting up Amazon Alexa, so I want to use name that make sense.

Do you get around this issue by creating groups and to name them what you want?

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1 minute ago, AtlantaSteven said:

Well that sucks. They had named devices in such as way that it makes no sense now that I see it in Composer.

Hope they don't charge me when I ask them to change it.

I knew I couldn't add devices with HE but I thought I could rename to names that make sense to me.

I'm setting up Amazon Alexa, so I want to use name that make sense.

Do you get around this issue by creating groups and to name them what you want?

Ah! well thats a different story.  You can rename the "alexa name" without renaming it in composer.  You do that at customer.control4.com and login, click on alexa and there is a pencil next to each device - rename them there and that is what alexa knows.  Then rerun discovery on Alexa.

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12 minutes ago, msgreenf said:

Ah! well thats a different story.  You can rename the "alexa name" without renaming it in composer.  You do that at customer.control4.com and login, click on alexa and there is a pencil next to each device - rename them there and that is what alexa knows.  Then rerun discovery on Alexa.

cool, that worked.. Now I'll play some more.

thanks again

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On 2/22/2017 at 12:18 PM, msgreenf said:

Device names can't be renamed in HE.  A dealer must rename devices.

If this is the case what is the purpose of composer home edition having the option "F2 Rename" on the menu when you right click a room name for example.

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41 minutes ago, padair said:

If this is the case what is the purpose of composer home edition having the option "F2 Rename" on the menu when you right click a room name for example.

HE is a stripped down version of PRO - probably just a left over menu item.

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On 4/6/2021 at 3:17 PM, South Africa C4 user said:

And still a driver that every user of HE should purchase as renaming of devices is definitely a necessity for us tinkerers.  The driver is available on the Blackwire website.

Couldn’t agree more - essential! @msgreenf did us a huge service by fixing this issue for us!

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On 4/5/2021 at 6:53 PM, msgreenf said:

I have written a driver that allows device renaming...

I assume this driver has to be purchased by the dealer and installed?  Or is it something I can install?

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