With the addition of multiple dashboards I have been working on setting up a “guest” dashboard and I think it would be useful to have a read only view of some of the entities. I would like to be able to display the state of various switches and lights or the current thermostat settings but not allow them to be changed, not so much because I don’t trust my guests to not abuse the system but to reduce the likelihood of accidental changes while scrolling through things. Should I just go through and make template sensors for all the states I want to display? Is there some way I could set the actions for the entities to some kind of NO-OP service? Is this something I should accomplish with a custom card? I was just wondering if anyone else has tried doing something similar and what approach they took.
just use the custom button card (or anything with a lock) and add the lock to items. They will be able to scroll but it takes 2 taps to change the state. 1 to unlock and 1 to adjust.
Or use the restriction card to lock anything.
The restriction card looks like what I was looking for, thanks.