Lovelace is no more, say hello to the Home Assistant Dashboard

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The Home Assistant development team is constantly working towards making their home automation application more user-friendly and accessible to a wider audience, including non-technical individuals. This trend continues with the release of Home Assistant Core 2022.4, where the team has simplified the user interface by removing all references to Lovelace and replacing it with the more straightforward term, Dashboard. This change aims to make navigation and understanding the application even easier for new users.

When it comes to functionality, there will be no change with the introduction of the Dashboard in Home Assistant Core 2022.4. It is simply a rebranding, but one that makes a lot of sense. Many Home Assistant users, including myself, have been using the term “Lovelace Dashboard” or simply “Dashboard” interchangeably. This official change should help clear up any confusion and align the official terminology with the commonly used one among the users.

A screenshot of the Home Assistant Dashboard with the term 'Lovelace' being searched for and finding one result.
Previous versions still mention the Lovelace Dashboards
A screenshot of the Home Assistant Dashboard with the term 'Lovelace' being searched for and no results being found.
The latest version of Home Assistant makes no mention of Lovelace

To those new to Home Assistant, the reason the term Lovelace stuck around for so long is because it was first released as an experimental update of the old UI. It made its first appearance in Home Assistant version 0.82, way back in late 2018. The following January, it was officially released and replaced the old UI in all subsequent releases.

Accessing the Home Assistant for the first time
Accessing the Home Assistant for the first time
A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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