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Content portal for Pocketables Tasker articles

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I write a lot about Tasker, and the problem is that the more articles there are, the harder it is to find everything. This post will serve as a launch platform for Tasker content on the site, which will hopefully make it easier to find everything. It contains most Tasker posts from the site, although some have been omitted due to them either being unimportant, or known to be outdated.

Make sure to check out the section on the bottom of the page with some practical information regarding these links!

2016 Updated Beginners’ Guide

All videos are made using the latest Tasker and Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a Nexus 6P. It should introduce you to the Tasker, new interface and show you how contexts tasks and actions work.

  1. Part 0: Getting Started with Tasker
  2. Part 1: Your first profile – How to start with Tasker
  3. Part 2: Projects, profiles, tasks, scenes and variables explained
  4. Part 3: Home profile – Location based contexts
  5. Part 4: Sleep/night profile – Dynamic profiles
  6. Part 5: Voice notifications in multiple languages – Variables in profiles

Projects 2016/2017

2015+ writings

As of April 2016, there are some new entries that can be found by using the Tasker Tag

Beginner’s Guide

How-To articles

Quick tips

Advanced Tasker series

Provided As Is series (read disclaimer in the articles)

Other Tasker articles

Using Tasker with accessories

Reader requests

joaomgcd’s Tasker plug-ins (AutoRemote, AutoShortcut, etc)

AutoRemote

AutoVoice

Others

Links to apps

Practical information about this page

Do note that articles generally aren’t updated over time, so make sure to check the time stamp of articles. Both Tasker and other important aspects of a creation might have changed since an article was published. Furthermore, Tasker creations I talk about in one article might no longer be in use by me, or have been heavily modified, changed or rewritten by the time another article was written.

Since device, OS version, ROM, installed apps, and Tasker version all have the potential to make a Tasker creation work for one person, but not another, there’s rarely much I can do if you come across something in an article that doesn’t work for you personally. You can always leave a comment and ask for help, but in a lot of cases, there’s nothing I can do without having the device in my hands.

August ’13 update: Starting this month I will have a lot less time on my hands. That means I will at best post less, likely not at all. I will also stop responding to most comments and questions, both here and elsewhere. A lot of the posts here will still be relevant for a long time to come, but as far as my involvement in the Tasker community goes, it’s pretty much over.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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76 thoughts on “Content portal for Pocketables Tasker articles

  • Many thanks for this wonderful repository of all things Tasker Andreas. I’m looking forward to seeing new Tasker tutorials now that you are able to run the 4+ version and I hope to follow suit imminently and upgrade my ageing Fro-yo tablet though I will miss the encryption feature but hopefully someone will create a plugin to fill that gap.

    Once again, many thanks – You taught me so much about Tasker!

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  • Avatar of Nick Luther

    andreas i noticed that part 3 of the tasker beginners guide isnt working right could you please fix that ? thank you for this nice compendium to these tasker related arcticles :)

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Fixed, thanks for letting me know!

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      • On hearing about the kind of things this app (tasker) is capable of doing I got the app thinking it would be able to do such a very easy thing like SHUTDOWN my android device at a set time. I often play music into late night and was looking for an app that will turn off music and SHUTDOWN the device completely. However I was amazed that the app is incapable of doing this. Someone pointed me to a video about the app usage but it only deals with ‘sleep timer’ and other mundane things – nothing about shutting down device. A lot of people I know are looking for apps that can perform this task since those currently available require ‘rooting’. It would have been fairer to buyers if they are informed from the outset that the app cannot perform this task as is done by other developers of similar apps.

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  • Avatar of Nick Luther

    no proplem ;) win win situation :P hehe

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  • Avatar of Michael Perry

    Hey, Tasker’s on sale for two bucks (US). You have written so much that I wanted to share that with you, so that you may share it with your audience. I for one am looking forward to trying some of you postings out with it.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Yep, I know, was planning on posting about it once I’m done with the piece I’m currently working on. Thanks anyways though!

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  • Is there a possibility to receive these articles as a PDF file or something in my e-mail? This because I really like these, and these are very useful.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      You can use the subscription options to keep up with new articles. There isn’t a PDF version, as this is website is funded by ads, and if people don’t come here to read the posts there quite literally won’t be any more of them

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    I need help I have been trying to create a profile so that when I plug in my headset it will read incoming SMS messages and when I unplug the headset it will stop. My research online has given me a start. I have created two profiles. 1st profile received SMS with a context using the say command%SMSRN sent the following message :%SMSRB
    next I have a state with headset plugged in any with the context profile status %SMSRN sent the following message :%SMSRB now this is as far as I can get I have set up an exit task with profile status %SMSRN sent the following message :%SMSRB inverted. Well when I plug in headset it reads SMS messages and it continues to when unplugged until I turn profiles off. I commute daily on busses and trains and would love to have this work.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      I didn’t understand a lot of what you said there, but the way you would go about making that profile is a single profile that combines a text received event context and a headset connected state context, then simply use Say to speak whatever SMS-related variable you want. Like I said, can’t understand what you’re saying you’ve done, but sounds like you’re not aware that you can have multiple contexts per profile

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    My apologies for the confusion I did run everything together. I found this profile to have SMS read when docked. I changed it to be when headset is plugged in. It reads the text when plugged in but the exit task does not stop it from reading text when headset is not plugged in. I was hoping you coul look at this and see where the error is.
    You need two profiles and three tasks.

    1.Profile named “Read SMS”
    ◦Context: Event -> Phone -> Received SMS

    ◦Enter task:
    1.Misc -> Say -> Text: “%SMSRF sent the following message: %SMSRB” (without quotation)

    2.Profile named “Toggle Read SMS”
    ◦Context: State -> Headset plugged in-> Type: Any

    ◦Enter task:
    1.Tasker -> Profile Status -> Name: Read SMS; Set: On

    ◦Exit task:
    1.Tasker -> Profile Status -> Name: Read SMS; Set: Off

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Like I said, you only need a single profile to achieve this, not two, and no exit tasks. You need to specify two contexts for the same profile. Scrap everything you have and just make a new profile from scratch. Start by adding the Received Text context from Event/Phone/, then add the task to Say what you want it to say. Save the profile. Then long press on the context for that profile, select Add, and add the Headset Plugged state context. That’s it, that’s all you need. You’ve just created a profile that will run its task every time a text is received, BUT only if the headset is plugged in. The multicontext concept is covered in our beginner’s guide, even the very first part, so I do suggest taking a look at that

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    Thank you wish I would have found your site first would have saved many headaches

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      XDA is great for a lot of things, but I do think we have them beat quite thoroughly when it comes to Tasker :)

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    I have bookmarked this site and subscribed to your RSS feed
    Thanks

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  • Avatar of Enrique Diaz

    Hi dude i want to ask if you please, can make a tutorial to make in tasker a profile to emulate a battery saving app.

    i am trying to make one,but i cant get it to work the way i like,or maybe i can show you the profile and you can help me get it right pleaseee,thanks!

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  • Hi
    I am looking for a profile that Will recognize a bluetooth trying to connect (bt currently off) than it will turn on the bt and connect it.
    It will be usefull when i am in my car and forget to turn on the phones bt..
    There is a solution?
    Thanx

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      The Bluetooth radio is the only way the phone can detect Bluetooth signals, so if you turn it on, no, you can’t use it to detect Bluetooth signals. If your phone supports NFC you can slap a NFC sticker to where your phone is in the car and have that trigger Bluetooth

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  • What fo you mean by nfc and location in the car?

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Look up what NFC is and you’ll understand what I meant

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  • Avatar of Rey Charles Viado

    Hi. I am trying to build a task that turns on and off the data whenever a specific app is running but I don’t know how to set it up so that it won’t cut the data yet while a specific data threshold is running in the background. Can you help me out or advise which variable or commands I should use? Thanks! – Charles

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    I read your post about the NFC tags and looked into it. Wow this opens up many possibilities I just ordered a kit and installed the app. I’m going to link this with tasker and have Bluetooth turn on in the car load google maps turn off wifi and turn on mobile data. I will use it at home and work to connect to networks, the cell near in tasker keeps dropping the connection when it cycles through towers.
    Thanks

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      glad to help!

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  • Avatar of Gascarborough

    I have got to ask when are you going to write a tasker for dummies?

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  • Avatar of Christopher Hunt

    Andreas,

    Firstly great website with lots of easily understood information, guides and examples for tasker.

    Secondly having read all the relevant articles I now have a mind map of the profiles and tasks I intend to develop within tasker. The hardest thing now is deciding which variable to use and which
    methodolgy to employ.

    To this end I have in mind to have my Nexus turn on WiFi, then look to see available networks and then connect to a specific registered network if available, if not then provide a pop up with any available options. I would also like to mirror this using BT. Therefore do you have any advice or suggestion which action or variable could be used to look at available networks/BT devices and then use the result as a trigger to connect.

    VMT

    Chris

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      I have never done anything like that, so I’m just going by what information I can gather in two minutes. Seems like it’s possible by using the WiFi action to enable WiFi, WiFi Net set to Disconnect to stop it from automatically connecting (if that’s even an issue), finding info about nearby points using the %WIFII variable, and then handle connecting to specific networks with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ultimatesoftware.nw.SSIDSelector

      You would have to look for similar solutions for Bluetooth.

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      • Avatar of Christopher Hunt

        Thanks Andreas

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  • Avatar of Jacob Klein

    First off I would like to say Thanks, great blog. My basic Tasker experience and this blog have greatly expanded my capabilities with Tasker.

    One request I have is how could you use the send intent action to tab to another text box in chrome?

    I would like Tasker to automatically log me into my student account for school.

    When the page loads the first box is already selected and my username is entered by Tasker, but I cannot tab onto the next box with my keyboard or any known feature. I did notice in the send intent action there is a tab selection under CAT, but not sure what it exactly does as I am not quite familiar with the send intent feature of Tasker. I feel this would be good to explain to viewers as they may have the same issues/ wants as I do. If you could figure it out and let us know that would be great!!

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      might be possible by using a script to send a button press. i dont have any more details than that

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  • i want cheek if file exist<<<<please add this….

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  • Hei! Utrolig flott side! Takk for info og god innsikt i tasker. Jeg er relativt ny på dette området og lurer på om du feks kan lage en oppgave mot en NFC-brikke hvor den sjekker hvilke bilder/videoer som er gjort samme dagen og evt laste dem opp til en spesifikk mappe i dropbox? eventuelt sende dem via mail til en fast adresse? Bare spør om det er mulig og ber ikke om en oppskrift :) er for øvrig på en Samsung S4.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Det finnes allerede apps som egjør det bedre enn en Tasker kreasjon vil kunne gjøre. Selv bruker jeg Dropsync til det og andre ting. Den finner ut hvilke filer som er nye, og stapper dem så i Dropbox. Går også an å sette opp Tasker til å starte sync av Dropsync fra en NFC brikke

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      • Takk for rask tilbakemelding, setter stor pris på det!

        Kan jeg være så frekk og spørre deg om litt hjelp for å komme i gang? Har sett noe på guidene som er laget (veldig hjelpfulle).

        Men jeg sliter med noe så enkelt som å få tasker til å se gjennom en spesifikk mappe og deretter ta utgangspunkt i datoen idag og deretter sjekke om noen av filene er fra i dag. Beklager hvis det allerede er en guide ffor dette. Tenkte at det uansett ikke skader å spørre :)

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        • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

          Den metoden jeg ga deg gjør at du ikke trenger å tukle med det der selv, Dropsync gjør det for deg

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          • Takk for tilbakemelding. Tror jeg ordla meg noe feil. Tanken er at ved en sveip over en NFC-brikke så sjekkes det i en mappe om det er tatt bilder eller video idag (selv om det ligger masse i samme mappen fra tidligere som kanskje ikke har vært synka eller skal synces, mest sannsynlig DCIM-mappen) og deretter kun synker dagens bilder/video. Finner ingen innstilling i dropsync hvor jeg kan si at den kun skal laste opp dagens filer i en spesifikk mappe og ikke noe av det andre. Uansett, takk for tips. Er noe lengre på vei nå :)

          • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

            Skjønner. Siden bilder navngis etter dato (iallefall på min mobil), burde det ikke være noe stort problem å sette opp noe som fikser biffen. Mest logiske vil være å ha Tasker sjekke filene, for så å flytte eller kopiere dem til en mappe som Dropsync sjekker. Har dog ikke noe tutorial på det, så kan ikke garantere at jeg lager en

  • Thanks for this tutorial. I have a RAZR MAXX and am experiencing unusually battery drain from Google Maps/ Location Access wake locks. I’d like to create a task that allows the Google Location Access switch to be turned off when the screen is off and I’m not charging the phone. I’m thinking this will prevent unnecessary wake locks that drain my battery while I’m not using my phone. Is this something you could create? This would solve a major problem for a lot of Android users.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      I’m sorry, but that’s something you’ll have to create yourself after learning how to use Tasker

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  • Hey I cant find any help on this so here it goes: when I get in my car and turn bluetooth on the phone connects to the phone part of bluetooth it does not connect to the media part. Is there anyway to have tasker atomatically connect the media part too when I connect to the car?

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    • i am looking for the same thing? ANy luck ? any solutions?

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  • Takker for innspill, Andreas! Nå har jeg laget en task som, ved et spesifikt NFC-kort, kopierer dagens bilder/videoer til en mappe (fra DCIM) og deretter syncer via dropsync.

    Men, mottaker sletter alltid filene når de er ferdig lasta opp. Og når jeg sveiper kortet på nytt, tar den alt sammen på nytt. Har du noen tips for hvordan jeg kan sjekke om filene har blitt kopiert over tidligere og hvis så, ikke kopiere dem?

    Utfordringen er at verken den lokale mappen som synkes eller mappen i andre enden beholder filene når opplasting er fullført.. Takk for hjelpen hittil, storkost meg med tasker :)

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Bra jobba! Enkleste ville være å lagre en logg i en tekstfil etter at du har kopiert over filene. Går ut fra du bruker en For loop, så da er det en enkel sak å legge til en If inni der som sjekker om filnavnet eksisterer i tekstfila før den kopierer.

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      • Takk for det, men fått god hjelp av brukerer fra Tasker på Google groups. Nei, har ingen For-loop. Kan jeg spørre deg om litt hjelp? Sitter fast på hvordan jeg skal få den til å sjekke mot fila (og ikke minst unngå at den skriver duplikater inn i fila også).
        Slik ser koden ut akkurat nå:

        CopyFilesDB (14)
        A1: List Files [ Dir:DCIM/Camera Match:%Filename* Include Hidden Files:Off Variable:%FilesToMove ]
        A2: For [ Variable:%FilesToMoved Items:%FilesToMove() ]
        A3: Copy File [ From:%FilesToMoved To:dropsynctest Use Root:Off ]
        A4: Flash [ Text:%FilesToMoved Long:Off ]
        A5: Write File [ File:DBuploadtext/uploads.txt Text:%FilesToMoved Append:On Add Newline:On ]
        A6: End For
        A7: [X] Dropsync [ Configuration:Sync Now Package:com.ttxapps.dropsync Name:Dropsync ]
        A8: [X] Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:3 Minutes:0 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
        A9: [X] Say [ Text:Todays images and videos is uploading Engine:Voice:default:default Stream:3 Pitch:5 Speed:5 Continue Task Immediately:Off ]

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  • Har jo for-loop, jeg som blingsa :)

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Best du får dem som har gjort resten til å fikse det, som vet hva de har gjort.

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  • Hi, I’m new to tasker and am having trouble figuring it out. Is there a way to make web links open in opera when using data, and chrome when using WiFi? I hate having to reset defaults all the time.

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  • Hi, thanks for this. I was thinking about trying to write an app for myself but it sounds like this might save me the effort – no point in re-inventing the wheel! Can it do things such as:

    – Enable/disable settings (GPS, Bluetooth, MobileData) on connecting to a WiFi (and perhaps some actions specific to a given WiFi) and reset on disconnecting?

    – Enable/disable settings (Bluetooth, WiFi) when travelling above a given speed threshold, and reset once you’ve been back below that speed for a certain amount of time?

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  • thanks for your tutorial to understand about tasker and its use. But i have problem that is when i turn on tasker in accessibility setting, and when i open browser its content is read out. Can you please help me

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  • Avatar of Sanket Sonavane

    Hi Andreas, this is fantastic list of Tasker articles you have here i was just starting with Tasker and came across this amazing blog you have here will be going through your articles in the next few days.

    Keep sharing your experiences and thanka again, i want to try home automation with tasker and autovoice, lets see how do i connect all the blocks.

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    Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.

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  • Hi,
    Please help me out.
    I want one image to flash in Uccw Widget wen i Charge my mobile.
    Please help me out.
    Is this possible Via Tasker?
    please help me out. I have one Design in Mind but that Problem is stopping me.
    Hope i get a quick reply.
    thank you.

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  • Avatar of Scott Lyle

    Thank you Andreas for all of the excellent articles! I had no idea my phone was this powerful until I ran across your articles.

    I particularly like the way they are written to show you how to use Tasker rather than how to do specific things in Tasker. It makes the articles so much more useful. I do appreciate that you also include creative little tips you stumble across.

    Keep up the excellent work! I look forward to hearing what you discover in AutoLocation that I might not have found myself.

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  • Avatar of Jeff Trusty

    I have an idea for something I think Tasker can do, but don’t know how to go about doing it.

    What I’d like is to do is use AutoVoice to set a %SpeedLimit variable and be able to have Tasker compare the %LOCSPDMPH (or use AutoLocation) to the %SpeedLimit variable and alert me when I go faster than %SpeedLimit. The Variable should set through AutoVoice by listening for key phrases like “Speed Limit 25” or “Speed Limit 40”. This way it’s easy to adjust the speed limit value as you move through different speed limit zones.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You.

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    • Avatar of Scott Lyle

      What part are you having trouble with? The AutoVoice part of it is very straight forward. Comparing variables is very easy as well.

      I haven’t used it yet, but there’s a “Location” state in AutoLocation that seems like it should trigger every time AutoLocation grabs your actual location. If that’s true, you can make a profile that starts when you’re in your car that sets the interval for AutoLocation and then use the “Location” state trigger to compare your current speed with the speed limit you set. If you’re above the speed limit you’d trigger a task that does whatever you want.

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  • Avatar of Jeff Trusty

    Thank you Scott for the assistance.

    I have AutoVoice setup to set my %SpeedLimit variable. What I’m having issue with is how do I trigger AutoLocation to fire every 15 seconds? Also, I see that AutoLocation has a variable called %alspeed, but don’t see it in the list of variables. Do I use %alspeed or use %LOCSPD and convert it to MPH?

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  • Avatar of Scott Lyle

    To get AutoLocation to work the way you want I believe you have to do is have a profile that triggers a task that runs the the “AutoLocation Location” action when you want to start checking your speed limit. In that action you can turn on the location monitor, set the accuracy (you probably want it high in this case so make sure your phone is plugged in) and set the interval between location grabs (15 seconds in your example).

    Then you’ll want a profile with the state context of “AutoLocation Location.” That profile will trigger the task that uses the %alspeed variable. It will probably do something if %alspeed is above %Spedlimit, but that’s up to you.

    I’d recommend turning off the Location monitoring once you leave your car, too. You probably don’t want the GPS in your phone checking your location every 15 seconds when you’re on battery only.

    So what will happen is that when you’re driving in your car, the location monitoring will start with a high precision that checks your location every 15 seconds. Each time it checks your location it will compare your speed with the speed limit you set through AutoVoice. When you leave your car location monitoring will stop, or you can switch it to the no battery option if you have other tasks you want to trigger using the AutoLocation Location state.

    I have verified that the AutoLocation Location state triggers every time the interval is reached, but I haven’t done anything with the %alspeed variable. I’m also not sure if there’s a default “Expiration time” or “Number of Updates” that you’ll have to deal with, either. Those seem easy enough to work around, though.

    Hopefully this will get you started. If we’re lucky Andreas will do an AutoLocation article soon outlining all of this stuff for us.

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    • Avatar of Jeff Trusty

      Thanks again Scott!

      I always plug power and line out jack into my phone in the car so battery shouldn’t be an issue.

      I’ve already created a “toggle” widget I use for “car mode” that change volumes levels and the display timeout. It restores the settings when I hit the toggle again. I’ll probably link into that to turn on the speed limit task.

      I’m pretty tied up until this weekend. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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      • Avatar of Jeff Trusty

        I ended up just using Tasker’s Get Location function. When the task starts, I initialize the %SpeedLimit to 40 and then every 15 seconds do a Get Location and compare %LOCSPDMPH to %SpeedLimit and do an audio alert to tell me I’m speeding. I also setup task icons to increase / decrease the %SpeedLimit by 5. This is all done using only Tasker and it works very well.

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  • Dear, I would like to create a profile which can connect to 3G data every 30 minutes. And it will disconnect 3G data after 5 minutes connection automatically. Thus, a cycle action as this profile. Need expert teach me how to do! Thanks for your support in advanced. (message fro Taiwan)

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  • I am trying to turn my GPS on using a macro. I selected the Input catedory and then the Dpac action but this option is unavailable on my device (Samsung S3 with android version 4.1.2).

    Can you help?

    Thanks

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  • Avatar of Sachit Naik

    I have saved contacts in my Google account along with their birthdays. Can I detect the birthday event from “Contacts’ birthdays and events “calendar, and wish the respective person automatically with a pre defined message using TASKER?

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  • Hi,I am trying to diy my own virtual keyboard.But i think i need some help.
    Here is my configuration file.

    SCENES-name as “KBD”
    Add button: UI: label”w”
    TAP: add-input-type-text “w”
    Add button: UI: label”A”
    TAP: add-input-type-text “A”
    Add button: UI: label”S”
    TAP: add-input-type-text “S”
    Add button: UI: label”D”
    TAP: add-input-type-text “D”

    TASKER
    Add- named ” KBD”
    Add- scene-show scene-name” KBD”

    AT LAST
    Add an taser shortcut-choose KBD

    Every thing work well.However, it is always 500ms delay when i tap the button.Can you help me to solve this problem?? Thank you!

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  • Avatar of israel ramirez

    Its amazing! I have a lot to read and learn, thanks for this great articles!!!!

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  • Anyone know of a tasker profile that, upon docking with samsung smart dock, the screen rotates then screen dpi is increased to make the apps more usefull on a flat panel? Its for a GN2.

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  • Avatar of prashob

    I am planning to buy “Tasker” my android version is “gingerbird”.
    do tasker have any limitaion when installed on gingerbird ROM? should i upgrade? if yes which version,, ICS or JellyBean?
    Any suggestion would be really helpful..

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  • Would it be possible for this app to notify me when there is posted something new in one specific group I’m following on Facebook?

    The Facebook app notifies me of all new posts, I would really

    A bit like the push notifications in the Twitter app.

    Any suggestion on this, or any alternatives would much appreciated!

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  • Avatar of Uldis

    I really enjoy your articles about Tasker. Thanks for that. I googled around but can’t find simple thing: how to answer/reject with volume buttons. I tried all volume variables.. Nothing.
    That will be great if you can help me with this.

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    • Avatar of Uldis

      Find myself,
      for pickup call:
      Profile->Event->Variable->Variable Set-> %VOLR,*
      Task -> Take Call

      Call reject still looking.

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  • Avatar of JohnBaks

    my Samsung Anycall Galaxy tab always comes on with its Bluetooth status ON. Can tasker help me turn it off as soon as the phone boots up? for reasons unknown to me, it comes back on whenever my phone boots up even though I turned it off before turning off my phone!

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  • Hey. Thank you very much on your tremendous effort on this subject. I have been searching for a comprehensive teaching guide. However, i want to know that if tasker is for people who like to tinker with their phones or for people who wants to add real funtionalities to their devices.
    Also, please direct me for donation so you guys keep dealing with this site:)

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  • Avatar of Terence

    Thanks Andreas; this site is very helpful and I learned a lot from it…

    I implemented a lock screen (scene) with autoremote and the problem is when it’s enabled it does not allow access to making emergency calls or SMS; is there a way to allow this functionality with the lock scene enabled?

    Thanks

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  • Avatar of RickyD

    So I’ve been trying to get my phone to make calls via Autovoice (my voice command is, “computer call ‘xxxx’ “). However, most of my contacts have house numbers, mobile numbers, and work numbers. I want to specify which number I want to call. I’ve been trying to get this to work for a while now without any luck. I’m trying to get my command to be, “computer call ‘xxxx’ ‘house/mobile/work’ “. How on earth do I get this to work right?

    I’ve tried a bunch of variations. This is what I originally started working with and it only calls the default number for my contacts:

    Profile: Call Contact Profile (2)
    State: AutoVoice Recognized [ Configuration:Event Behaviour: true
    Command: “computer call (?.+) (regex)” ]
    Enter: Call Contacts (3)
    A1: AutoContacts [ Configuration:Contact Name or Nickname: %name Package:com.joaomgcd.autocontacts Name:AutoContacts Timeout (Seconds):1000 ]
    A2: Flash [ Text:%acname Long:Off ]
    A3: Call [ Number:%acnumber Auto Dial:On ]

    What do I need to insert in here to get what I’m working towards?

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  • Avatar of Saidalavi P.P

    Hello,
    I have smartwatch NO;1 D7, i am using watchmaker live wallpaper as the watch face in it. I have a lot of good watch face downloaded. It watchface live wallpaper(WM) has tasker integration plug ins in 2 ways, one is WM Change Wallpaper and other one is WM Send Variables.
    I want to change the watch faces automatically using the tasker at scheduled date and time
    eg- watch face 1 from Sunday 08.00 to 13.00 and then watch face 2 fromSunday 13.00 to Monday 08.00 and so on. I tried to accomplish this by putting the values in variable tabes, but not working. Can somebody guide me step by step manner for art least first two tasks , it will be great help
    Thanking you
    Dr.Saidalavi

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