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    Default Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    I LOVE this camera. It is awesome to be able to snap a dozen photos and pick one(s) that you like. Seriously cool!

    That shutter sound though is kind of annoying so I used Tasker to kill it.

    I could not find a way to turn it off within the camera settings so I just created a Tasker profile so that when the camera app launches it turns silent mode on. You can snap away and you won't hear a thing. Tasker then automatically turns silent mode off when you exit the camera app so you don't even notice it.

    If there is a way to set this in a setting someplace I have just not seen it yet. Either way it is a good lesson in using Tasker. ii

    I also tested to make sure that if you already had the phone in silent mode that Tasker did not turn it off when you exited the camera app. It doesn't. It does indeed return the phone's audio to its previous state before you launched the camera. This includes vibrate mode as well.

    This all works fast and requires nothing on your part. It is just quiet now. ii

    I just thought I would share for anyone who wanted to remove that shutter click!
    There may be an easier way but this worked for me.

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    If you want to easily import this code into Tasker including having a widget for your screen to turn the camera sound on/off see my post below:
    Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.


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    These are instructions to manually add this to Tasker if you just want to have it silent all the time.
    You do not have to do this if you opt to import the files as instructed in the above link.


    Open Tasker
    Make sure the Profiles tab is selected.
    Click on the green plus sign to create a new task.
    Give it a name such as "Camera Silence."
    Press the green check mark.
    Select "Application" when the first ontext windows pops up.
    Highlight the "Camera" app.
    Press the green check mark.
    Select "New Task" (name here is optional)
    Press the green check mark.
    Press the blue plus sign.
    Select "Audio."
    Select "Silent Mode"
    Under mode select the drop down box and select "on"
    Press the green check mark.
    Press the green check mark.
    Press the green check mark.

    All done!
    Systems Analyst by trade, drummer by desire and music lover by birth.
    A self proclaimed geek and gadget nut. ii <--Drum sticks
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    This is very awesome, thank you for this thread and the effort. I'll be doing this later today!
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Very nice. I use Tasker for all kinds of things, but hadn't considered that particular use.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Tonight or tomorrow I will add a way to create a widget for your home screen so you can toggle the camera sound on/off. It will just toggle this profile on or off.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    This is what I use on my Photon. I have not tested it on my Wife's EVOLTE though...

    Enforced Stream Silencer

    Install it, open it and check the box. Done.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    I get no shutter sound at all when I have the ringer on vibrate Seems simple to me- if I am in a situation I don't want a ringer, I don't want a shutter sound either.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    This is what I use on my Photon. I have not tested it on my Wife's EVOLTE though...

    Enforced Stream Silencer

    Install it, open it and check the box. Done.
    So what exactly does that do? That page has no info.


    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    I get no shutter sound at all when I have the ringer on vibrate Seems simple to me- if I am in a situation I don't want a ringer, I don't want a shutter sound either.
    That is true but everyone is different. I wanted a way to simply not have sound no matter what my other settings are. To have it behave as if the setting in the camera app was there.

    I could simply toggle a widget to silence/vibrate the phone but to me it is a pain to have to do that every time I just want to open the camera and take a fast picture. Or if I forget to silence it and am in a quiet location etc...

    Options man. Options are what makes Android the best phone OS.

    It was also a way to explain how to do simple things with Tasker. i.e. I use it to set the brightness lower when I launch my E-Book reader and set it back when I exit. I use it to silence my phone during times I have a meeting scheduled on my calendar without having to remember to do so.

    I use it so when I put my phone in the car dock it turns bluetooth on, wireless off, ringer and audio to high, even launch some apps I like running while in the car.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Almost $7 bucks for that app?... No thank you!
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Quote Originally Posted by oneAwake View Post
    Almost $7 bucks for that app?... No thank you!
    I understand. It is not for everyone but to me it is worth every cent. Once you start setting it up it gets addicting wanting to make your phone do all kinds of things.

    I am not even an expert by any means. I have just touched the surface of everything you can do with it. There is very good support for it and lots of code you can download that others have created.

    I have nothing to do with it aside from being a fan. ii

    I also buy a lot of Android software and I personally do not feel $7 is much considering what else you can blow money on. Hell that is not even the price of one movie ticket and that is just 2 hours of entertainment. I can get years of fun and usefulness out of Tasker.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    wow just looked up tasker on the play store. it looks like a very useful app. nice find. i've been so out of it lately with quality apps because my old hero was such a piece of junk that i stopped putting apps on it like 9 months ago so i've been looking around the play store like crazy since i got my new evo.

    also, i dont mind paying a few bucks for apps every now and then. especially when they are really useful. i buy the mlb at bat app every year and thats $15.

    and not to get too far off topic, but if you like to take tons of pictures with cool effects, i recommend paper camera. its an awesome camera effect app but not if you dont like paying for apps. it's $2
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    LittlePhoto is better than Paper Camera, and it is free.

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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    So what exactly does that do? That page has no info.
    On my Photon it has only turned off my camera sound. I haven't heard my Wife's EVOLTE yet, but the MoPho makes a HORRID shutter sound, I HAD to turn that off. It has had no other effect on my phone.

    EDIT: Tested on my Wife's phone and it kills the camera sound only. All others work fine.
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Nice. I would still rather use Tasker myself as I have control this way. I have no idea what that apk is actually doing, kind of scary that the page has no info. Maybe it is just me but I am always weary of using unknown apk's. I also want to make a widget to toggle the sound for times when you may want to show the camera off, then it is cool! ii

    I appreciate the info though.
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    A self proclaimed geek and gadget nut. ii <--Drum sticks
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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Okay here are the files to create this for Tasker.
    This will also give you a widget to toggle the camera sound on/off.

    This looks like a lot to do just for this feature but it is simply verbose to give more detail. It will only take you a minute or so to get it going really.

    You simply have to put these two files (see below) on your SD card under the Tasker folder (/mnt/sdcard/Tasker) folder

    To easily manage files on your SD card I highly recommend an App called WiFi File Explorer PRO

    Once these files are on your SD card and you have Tasker installed simply go into Tasker. You will see 4 tabs along the top. Profiles/Tasks/Scenes/Variables

    Long press on the "Profiles" tab and select import. Press the icon on the right side (the left side has a red X) and select the "profiles" folder. You should see the camera_sound file, select it.

    Long press on the "Tasks" tab and select import. Press the icon on the right side (the left side has a red X) and select the "tasks" folder. You should see the camera_sound file, select it.

    Long press on the "Variables" tab and press the green plus sign at the bottom to add a new variable. In the box that pops up and has a % add CAMERA (all uppercase). It should then say "%CAMERA" Just give it a "Variable Value "of 1 when it asks.

    That is now all in Tasker. You are done with that!

    Now simply add a widget to your screen and select the widget "Tasker"
    then under that select "Camera"

    It should now work but I do not have another device to test it with an import but it should work. Post or PM me any questions.

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    Copy and paste this code to a text file and name it "camera_sound.prf.xml" Put this file on your SD card in the Tasker/profiles folder.
    Code:
    <class cl="TaskerData" sr="">
    <tv>1.2.1u1</tv>
    <class cl="Profile" sr="prof26">
    <cdate>1338322715097</cdate>
    <clp>true</clp>
    <edate>1338393678069</edate>
    <id>26</id>
    <mid0>27</mid0>
    <nme>Camera Silence</nme>
    <class cl="AppContext" sr="con0" ve="2">
    <cls0>com.android.camera.CameraEntry</cls0>
    <label0>Camera</label0>
    <pkg0>com.android.camera</pkg0>
    </class>
    <class cl="StateContext" sr="con1">
    <code>165</code>
    <class cl="StringArg" sr="arg0" ve="3">
    <val>%CAMERA</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="IntArg" sr="arg1">
    <val>1</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="StringArg" sr="arg2" ve="3">
    <val>1</val>
    </class>
    </class>
    </class>
    <class cl="Task" sr="task27">
    <cdate>1338322742755</cdate>
    <edate>1338391343337</edate>
    <id>27</id>
    <pri>10</pri>
    <class cl="Action" sr="act0" ve="3">
    <code>310</code>
    <class cl="IntArg" sr="arg0">
    <val>2</val>
    </class>
    </class>
    </class>
    </class>
    ======================
    Copy and paste this code to a text file and name it "camera_sound.tsk.xml" Put this file on your SD card in the Tasker/tasks folder.

    Code:
    <class cl="TaskerData" sr="">
    <tv>1.2.1u1</tv>
    <class cl="Task" sr="task30">
    <cdate>1338391379733</cdate>
    <edate>1338395855876</edate>
    <id>30</id>
    <nme>Camera</nme>
    <pri>10</pri>
    <class cl="Action" sr="act0" ve="3">
    <code>888</code>
    <class cl="StringArg" sr="arg0" ve="3">
    <val>%CAMERA</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="IntArg" sr="arg1">
    <val>1</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="IntArg" sr="arg2">
    <var>2</var>
    </class>
    </class>
    <class cl="Action" sr="act1" ve="3">
    <code>152</code>
    <lhs>%CAMERA</lhs>
    <op>1</op>
    <rhs>1</rhs>
    <class cl="StringArg" sr="arg0" ve="3">
    <val>Camera</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="AppIcon" sr="arg1" ve="2">
    <icn>17301553</icn>
    </class>
    </class>
    <class cl="Action" sr="act2" ve="3">
    <code>152</code>
    <lhs>%CAMERA</lhs>
    <op>1</op>
    <rhs>0</rhs>
    <class cl="StringArg" sr="arg0" ve="3">
    <val>Camera</val>
    </class>
    <class cl="AppIcon" sr="arg1" ve="2">
    <icn>17301554</icn>
    </class>
    </class>
    <class cl="AppIcon" sr="icn" ve="2">
    <icn>17301554</icn>
    </class>
    </class>
    </class>
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    Hi Paladin, I have a couple of clarification questions about Tasker as it seems like something I have need for.

    Does Tasker have the ability to set up changes in the volume settings (ring tone to silent mode) based on scheduled start and stop event times in the calendar? For example, if I have a meeting or a social event like a movie scheduled?

    Similary, can Tasker do this based on setting a start and end time that is not calendar based? For example, going to silent mode from midnight to 7am?
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidscape View Post
    Hi Paladin, I have a couple of clarification questions about Tasker as it seems like something I have need for.

    Does Tasker have the ability to set up changes in the volume settings (ring tone to silent mode) based on scheduled start and stop event times in the calendar? For example, if I have a meeting or a social event like a movie scheduled?

    Similary, can Tasker do this based on setting a start and end time that is not calendar based? For example, going to silent mode from midnight to 7am?
    Not paladin, but yes I know it can do that. It can also turn WiFi on/off based on where u are at via GPS. Can do a lot more as well. Pretty cool app.

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    What Anthonicia said ii

    Yes I have a separate calendar for certain meetings and I have it so Tasker puts the phone on silent anytime there is something scheduled on it. It lasts for the time of the meeting automatically. setting it on normal afterwards. So basically it auto mutes the phone and I don't have to worry about forgetting to do that.

    Check this out, I also combine both the things you want. I have tasker silence the phone 11:30-8:00am M-F and 11:30-11am Saturday and Sunday. If I have the word "off" on my calendar it keeps it silent M-F until 11am as well. Like a weekend so I can sleep in if I have a day off during the week. ii

    I also use it to turn wi-fi off, gps on, bluetooth on, audio to high, and auto brightness on when I put it in my car dock. Then when I remove the phone it sets them back etc...

    When I launch certain apps I make it keep the screen on, adjust brightness etc...

    There is just so much it can do.. ii
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    You should post in the op that it is illegal to have your camera shutter sound shut off in some areas of the country. They should check before doing so.

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    Well, at least I know if my phone is on silent/vibrate the shutter won't make a sound. I have the HOX as well and there's an option in the camera settings to turn off the shutter. I'm not sure why this is excluded on the Sprint version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum18 View Post
    You should post in the op that it is illegal to have your camera shutter sound shut off in some areas of the country. They should check before doing so.

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    This is a help forum, not a legal one. I don't think it is our job to inform people what the laws are, sorry. Common sense should rule here.

    They can shut it off as it is just by putting the phone on silent or vibrate. I was only trying to help by offering a way for it to happen automatically like a setting would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    This is a help forum, not a legal one. I don't think it is our job to inform people what the laws are, sorry. Common sense should rule here.

    They can shut it off as it is just by putting the phone on silent or vibrate. I was only trying to help by offering a way for it to happen automatically like a setting would.
    Sorry wasn't trying to offend just giving a heads up I didn't actually know about it until I turned off my shutter sound on a cm rom and a notification popped up telling me about it.

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    Default Re: Here is how to turn that camera shutter sound off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    This is a help forum, not a legal one. I don't think it is our job to inform people what the laws are, sorry.
    I don't think there is anything wrong with someone pointing it out, since many people don't know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    I don't think there is anything wrong with someone pointing it out, since many people don't know it.
    Pointing things out is fine but A) How do we even know that is true and B) If it is what states does it apply to and C) what is the law exactly then? Only when used in public? Only when taking pictures indoors in public? ii

    See my point. ii

    Pointing things out is fine but if you are going to do that then be specific and give all the details not just a random thought..
    I personally am not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV. ii

    I personally do not see how that could be illegal since you CAN always silence the phone anyway.

    But hey that is just me! ii
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    The app, quick settings, is free and allows you to turn it off. It's under the volume tab. Just slide the system volume tab to 0.

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    I know that you're talking about the shutter sound but I wanted to ask if anyone knows how to, if possible, enable timestamp on photos taken on the ELTE? The first EVO let you do it but the 3D seemed to loose the option as well as the ELTE.

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