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  1. ropopkorn's Avatar
    Hello, need some help setting up the following actions in Tasker. I use a tablet (Android 4.0.4) only for in car use and have some problems setting tasker profiles. It should be something like this:

    For state power on (charging any) do the following tasks:

    1. Disable keyguard
    2. Issue a play command to the media app, only if music is not playing already (will come back why I need this latter on) - now I'm using Media Utilities plugin with Smart play (which should do that but it doesn't ... sometimes it sends the play even if the music is already playing, or will send the play command to the built-in media player instead to JetAudio which is the default set media player in android and in media utilities)
    3. Turn GPS on, using now secure settings plugin - works great
    4. Turn Bluetooth on - works

    For State Power off (not charging any) do the following:
    1. Turn keyguard on (enable)
    2. Wait 12 seconds
    3. IF keyguard on >>>
    3.1 Stop media (using tasker built in media actions)
    3.2 Disable GPS (secure settings plugin)
    3.3 Disable bluetooth
    3.4 System Lock
    4 END IF

    Everything works just great UNTIL ... I go in the car, turn the ignition ON ... the power ON profile starts than when I crank the engine, the car cuts the power to any accesories including car phone charger. The power off profile starts and waits 12 seconds before stoping music, gps, etc.
    Than the car starts (before those 12 seconds run up) and the phone charger receives power, and the power on profile comes back. I have a higher priority for the power on profile so, the power off profile is aborted and the power on starts again ... but here the problems start: Either the music is stopped (because another play is issued from the power on profile, and the media app thinks it's pause even with smart play command from media utilities) or the default android player it's started and the jet audio it's stopped because the play command is send to the build in player app.

    what I would like is
    - a shure tested way for tasker to check if any media it's being played, and if it is, abort the play command (tried %MTRACK with flash but could not set it up to work, got the same problems as above)
    - some other ideas how to hack, workaround, create a better flow in my profiles to avoid interruptions in those 10-15 seconds while the tablet's charger is cut off by the car, when the car;s engine starts up.
    09-19-2013 03:38 AM
  2. agp423's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it is possible to turn on the screen whenever you get an alert for email/text/other notifications?
    09-24-2013 07:10 AM
  3. kylie brown's Avatar
    Hey really great thread.... Keep sharing your tips with us.
    09-24-2013 07:31 AM
  4. Daspoo's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it is possible to turn on the screen whenever you get an alert for email/text/other notifications?
    Without drawing it completely out, I think if you have the SecureSettings plug-in, at least for a received text you could set up something like this:

    New Profile -
    Context: Event
    Category: Phone
    Event: Received Text

    Task for the above new profile:
    Action -
    Category: Plugin
    Action: SecureSettings
    SecureSettings Configuration:
    Edit -> "Wake Device" (you specify the duration)

    Cheers!
    09-25-2013 02:54 PM
  5. baseballfanz's Avatar
    Nice thread. I have a simple question.

    Right now I have a "profile" to turn on my GPS and Location Service when I launch Maps.
    Everything is working good. My question is I want to do the same for other apps like Google+, Navigation, or anything that use GPS ect.
    Do I have to set up a different "Profile" for each app or can I do something like if I launch Maps or Nav or xxx app. Just one profile that cover all the apps I want to turn on GPS?
    Thanks

    Update: Figured it out.
    10-04-2013 01:29 PM
  6. w5cyc's Avatar
    One profile covers all. When you selected the maps app, you could have selected as many as you wanted. Go back to that step and select the other apps you want to trigger the GPS
    baseballfanz likes this.
    10-04-2013 01:52 PM
  7. adz1966's Avatar
    Need some help. My 2013 Civic won't let me start Google Now with voice over Bluetooth, it only allows for calling phone numbers which I set up in the car. If I try to long press the Home button, it stays on 'initializing' for a long time. I need to use Tasker to assign Google Now to a phone number. Is this possible?
    10-04-2013 11:13 PM
  8. baseballfanz's Avatar
    I have a simple profile to turn on off WiFi with Cell near. I added a voice to say WiFi On or Off depending on situations.

    I noticed when I get an incoming call, the Wifi shuts off and it speak WiFi Off.
    I tried adding a context Phone>Call (invert) thinking it would tell the profile not to kick in if there's an in coming call but it didn't work.

    I'm wondering if I'm getting switch to a different cell tower? I tried to scan for new towers and could never pick up more than one.

    Galaxy S4 if that make any different

    Update: Solved, my suspicion was correct, calls handed of to different towers.
    I cleared my recent signal list, made a call to myself from work phone and one call from my cell to work.
    Went back into the last signal list and sure enough there were two cell tower that's different from the one I scanned.
    Added those towers and problem solved.
    10-06-2013 01:32 PM
  9. Jakob Aaes's Avatar
    It's been a little quite in here, so here's my profiles roughly desctipted:
    overall I have to categories, one everything not safety related and the other one is safety
    1:
    1a: Calendar entry *, *, mute, Any*
    So whenever I have "mute" written in an event description, the phone goes all silent, both media and silent mode. Upon exiting it unmutes my phone again.

    1b: When I'm connected to my home WIFI, through Secure settings the Password is cleared, so that I don't have to enter it when I'm home. Upon exiting Keyguard is once again activated.

    1c: Whenever I'm connected to a WIFI, autosync is enabled through Synker.

    1d: Phone ringing: whenever someone calls me the task Temporary brightness trigger:
    1. Auto brightness set to on
    2. Wait for 15 sec.
    3. Auto Brightness set to off

    1e: Wallpaper Switch
    description: a piece of java script that allows the wallpaper to randomly change between pictures from a certain folder, whenever the task is triggered.
    context: "Time - from 00:00 repeat every 3h till 23:59"
    Normal task: "Variable set":
    -name:%randoimagefolder
    **navigate to your destination** in my case->
    -to: Wallbase/Saved
    "JavaScriplet":
    -Code:
    var files =
    listFiles(randoimagefolder,fase).split("\n"); var
    number =
    Math.floor(Math.random() *
    (files.length));
    setWallpaper(files[number]);
    -set "Timeout" to 45 sec.

    1f: Start Work
    Description: when I'm at work I don't like to get bothered by people calling and texting me and I have to pause my current work to answer them , so therefore I made this task to answer them automatically.
    Context: "Calendar entry *, *, Work, Any, *"
    Normal task:
    - "Perform Task": Toggle Work

    1g: Toggle Work.
    Description: I really like this way of building a toggle that allows a single task to have a lot of purposes and you can add as many toggles, actions and so on as you want. This toggles between answering people who calls and texts me, while I'm at work.
    Normal Task (I just write the action number so that it's easy to copy)
    1. Goto
    Type Action number Number 10
    2. Set Widget Icon
    Name Toggle Work
    **something that resembles on**
    3. Profile Status
    Name Text Missed Text Work Set On
    4. Profile Status
    Name Text Missed Call Work Set On
    5. Profile Status
    Name Face down Set Off
    6. Variable Set
    Name %Work To 0
    7. Silent mode
    Mode Vibrate
    8. Flash
    Text Work On
    9. Goto
    Type Action Number Number 16
    10. Variable Set
    Name %Work To 1
    11. Set Widget Icon
    Name Toggle work
    **something that resembles "Off"**
    12. Profile Status
    Name Text Missed Text Work Set Off
    13. Profile status
    Name Text missed Call Work Set Off
    14. Profile Status
    Name Face Down Set On
    15. Silent Mode
    Mode Off
    16. Flash
    Text Work off

    1h: Text missed Call Work
    context: "Missed Call"
    Normal Task (if you want it to not reply to someone, like your wife or something, you can add a "Stop" command I have added this just to show how)
    1. Stop
    If %SMSRF ~ +4512345678
    2. Send SMS
    Number %SMSRF
    Message: **just write whatever you want as your auto generated answer**

    1i: Text Missed Text Work
    Context: Recieved Text Any, *, *
    Normal Task: Same as above

    1j: Face Down
    Context: Orentation: "Face Down"
    Normal Task.
    1. Variable Set
    Name /SILENTV To 1, If %SILENT ~ vibrate
    2. Variable Set
    Name %SILENTON To 1, If %SILENT ~ On
    3. Variable Set
    Name %SILENTOFF To 1, If SILENT ~ Off
    4. Silent Mode
    Mode On
    Exit Task(s):
    1. Silent Mode
    Mode On, If %SILENTON ~ 1
    2. Silent Mode
    Mode Vibrate, If %SILENTV ~ 1
    3. Silent Mode
    Mode Off, If SILENTOFF ~ 1
    4. Variable Clear
    Name %SILENTOFF
    5. Variable Clear
    Name %SILENTON
    6. Variable Clear
    Name %SILENTV

    1k: Toggle work by calendar entry
    Context: Calendar Entry *, *, Work, Any, *
    Normal task: Run "toggle work" **from earlier**
    exit task: Run "toggle work" **you guessed it, the same as the earlier**
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Now to the more fun. Who doesn't like the idea of espionage on your phone' thief??

    2a: Fail login (There is a lot of varieties of this one out there, if you don't have a lot of battery or dropbox with automatic upload, this isn't the best)
    Context: Secure settings - Failed Login - Attempts: Max: 3
    Normal Task:
    1. GPS
    Set On
    2. Get Location
    Source Any Timeout (Seconds) 100
    3. Mobile Data
    Set On
    4. Take Photo
    Camera Front Filename %BATT
    5. Wait
    Seconds 20
    6. Take Photo
    Camera Front Filename %LOC
    7. GPS
    Set Off
    8. Wait
    Minutes 1
    9. Mobile Data
    Set Off

    2b: Photo bomb Sms
    Description: this is another security setting that allows a couple of profiles, settings and actions to be activated by a trigger-word in an SMS
    Context: Recieved Text SMS, *, Photo bomb
    Normal task:
    1. Profile Status
    Name Photo Bomb Stop Set On
    2. Profile Status
    Name Photo bomb Set On
    3. Variable Set
    Name %PHOTOBOMB To 1
    4. Profile Status
    Name Emergency Call Respond Set On
    5. Profile Status
    Name Emergency Respond Set On
    6. Profile Status
    Name Photo Bomb Sms Sms Off
    7. GPS
    Set On
    8. Profile Status **the keyguard profile**
    Name WIFI Connected Set Off
    9. Perform Task
    Name Activate Keyguard
    10. Mobile Data
    Set On

    2c: Photo bomb
    Description: Whenever your phone is stolen, you want to see the face of the thief. Therefore I made this use the same task as the "fail login" profile, but in another context
    Context: Display State On
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    10-09-2013 03:50 AM
  10. Jakob Aaes's Avatar
    Need some help. My 2013 Civic won't let me start Google Now with voice over Bluetooth, it only allows for calling phone numbers which I set up in the car. If I try to long press the Home button, it stays on 'initializing' for a long time. I need to use Tasker to assign Google Now to a phone number. Is this possible?
    Are you sure that "Google Search" is up to date?
    10-10-2013 02:33 PM
  11. adz1966's Avatar
    Are you sure that "Google Search" is up to date?
    Yes, it is up to date. The "initializing" lag only happens when I am connected to my car's Bluetooth.
    10-20-2013 08:23 AM
  12. harpua1982's Avatar
    I made a tasker profile to show inspirational quotes every hour on home screen.
    For this I made a text file containing more than 100 quotes, each seperated by "/" for seperating and identifying an individual quote.
    I am new to this forum and I am new to tasker. I'd like to thank the OP (Daspoo) for opening this thread. A lot can be learned here. I'd like to refer to arandheer's post about creating a daily task w/ Inspirational quotes.

    I would like to do the same. However, I'd like to do so w/out having to use Minimalistic Text and/or a widget. Instead, I thought I could just create a scene that will alert me every morning at a certain time once a day.I have created the txt file w/ over 200 quotes.

    Every morning, around 7:00, I'd like a scene to appear w/ a custom notification sound. This scene would include a random quote from the txt file along w/ a button that would allow me to choose another quote at random. I am familiar w/ how to create a scene, but not too familiar w/ variables and such (yet).

    I have a few more unique ideas I'd like to share w/ the community once I get the basics of Tasker down. YouTube Tuts and how-tos are great, but nothing like keeping the lines of communication open through a forum like this. Hope someone can help.
    10-25-2013 07:31 AM
  13. Fernanda Pradella's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I need something like an alarm sounds when gps reach some location (it should be accurately, so I'd like to use GPS), however when I try to set a profile for Location, I'm unable to put coordinates or get my location correctly.

    Does someone know it?
    10-25-2013 12:33 PM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    (For the next profiles, I won't go into as excrutiating detail as above but will instead just point out the Contexts, Tasks, and Actions I used to make them work.)

    Profile Name: Home Location
    Description: Tasker to-do when I arrive home; This profile switches Wifi on when I arrive home (i.e., outside of the house, pulling into the garage, etc.), and switches it off when I leave.
    Context: "State"
    State Category: "Phone"
    Phone State: "Cell Near" (this was set up while at home, so the cell towers captured the correct location)
    Normal Task:
    - Action Category: "Net"
    - "Net" Action: "Wifi"
    - Set to: "On"
    Exit Task(s):
    - Action Category: "Net"
    - "Net" Action: "Wifi"
    - Set to: "Off"
    I tried something similar to this, but I had one issue with it. I could not toggle WiFi. Well I could, but Tasker would quickly switch it back. I'd like for Tasker to turn WiFi on when I get home, but yet I'd like the freeedom to toggle it on & off. Does anyone have any ideas of how to add the feature to leave the setting alone if toggled?
    10-25-2013 12:39 PM
  15. harpua1982's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I need something like an alarm sounds when gps reach some location (it should be accurately, so I'd like to use GPS), however when I try to set a profile for Location, I'm unable to put coordinates or get my location correctly.

    Does someone know it?
    I had to scroll through the map and find mine manually.
    10-25-2013 06:17 PM
  16. acsnapper's Avatar
    - some other ideas how to hack, workaround, create a better flow in my profiles to avoid interruptions in those 10-15 seconds while the tablet's charger is cut off by the car, when the car;s engine starts up.
    Perhaps you can add a delay of a few seconds to the "power off" profile, and then recheck the power state. If power is still not on, continue with your "power off" tasks.
    1miracle2 likes this.
    10-26-2013 01:22 PM
  17. baseballfanz's Avatar
    I tried something similar to this, but I had one issue with it. I could not toggle WiFi. Well I could, but Tasker would quickly switch it back. I'd like for Tasker to turn WiFi on when I get home, but yet I'd like the freeedom to toggle it on & off. Does anyone have any ideas of how to add the feature to leave the setting alone if toggled?
    I have no problems toggling Wi-Fi On/Off with a Wi-Fi On/Off profiles(using cell near contex).

    ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š
    10-26-2013 10:33 PM
  18. 1miracle2's Avatar
    For state power on (charging any) do the following tasks:

    1. Disable keyguard
    2. Issue a play command to the media app, only if music is not playing already (will come back why I need this latter on) - now I'm using Media Utilities plugin with Smart play (which should do that but it doesn't ... sometimes it sends the play even if the music is already playing, or will send the play command to the built-in media player instead to JetAudio which is the default set media player in android and in media utilities)
    3. Turn GPS on, using now secure settings plugin - works great
    4. Turn Bluetooth on - works

    For State Power off (not charging any) do the following:
    1. Turn keyguard on (enable)
    2. Wait 12 seconds
    3. IF keyguard on >>>
    3.1 Stop media (using tasker built in media actions)
    3.2 Disable GPS (secure settings plugin)
    3.3 Disable bluetooth
    3.4 System Lock
    4 END IF
    New here but I have a similar set up.
    Not sure if you have received the help you needed or found a solution.
    I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" in my DodgeRAM.
    Any how I have mine set up as such.
    I have an older video w/an older tasker set up but it worked as well then, https://www.youtube.com/user/1miracle2/videos
    Plus I have tweaked a couple things here and there.

    Power Any+Docked Any=Turn BT On.
    Exit Task=Auto Brightness Off > Media Volume 3 > Go Home > Wait 3 sec > System Lock > KeyGaurd On > Stay On Never

    Next
    BT Connected(DeviceID)= SecureSetting: Keep Display On AC USB > AutoBrightness Off > KeyGaurd Off > Wait 1 sec > Display Brightness 255 > Wait 1 sec > Media Vol 12
    Exit Task=BT Off

    Then I have another profile that if it's Fri-Sun+BT Connected Task running+Connected to BT tether device= Launch TuneIn App.
    So w/this set up if BT=Off, it starts the Exit Task of the first Profile.

    I have not noticed too many issues except for some times there is a delay in unlocking my tablet. I chalk that up to the tablet's limited 1.2dual core. Plus I bought it used and I had another 8.9" that worked better but that one was only WiFi. This one is an ATT model, I don't have the $$ right now though to pay for data so I tether off my work phone.
    10-29-2013 12:29 PM
  19. edoardopost's Avatar
    I made a tasker profile to show inspirational quotes every hour on home screen.
    For this I made a text file containing more than 100 quotes, each seperated by "/" for seperating and identifying an individual quote.
    Then picking up any quote randomly and pushing it to "Minimalistic Text" tasker plugin.
    For displaying on screen I used "Minimalistic Text".
    Step: 1
    Create a text file with some quotes/jokes etc etc , each quote separated by a /
    Example:
    /Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
    /Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Steve Jobs
    /Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein
    /Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
    /The common question that gets asked in business is, why? Thats a good question, but an equally valid question is, why not? -Jeffrey Bezos
    /You miss 100% of the shots you dont take. Wayne Gretzky

    Step: 2
    TASKER CONFIGURATION
    Create the following variables in the Tab Var:
    1. %Insptext
    2. %Insprandom
    3. %Insptextno
    4. %Inspsugg
    Create Profile: Insp Quotes
    State: Battery Level [From:20 To:100 ]
    Time: From 06:35 Till 22:35 // discarding sleep times
    Enter: Insp Quotes
    A1: Perform Task Name: Inspiration
    A2: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:0 Minutes:0 Hours:1 Days:0 ]
    A3: Goto [ Type:Action Number Number:1 ]

    Create Task Inspiration
    A1: Read File [ File:/sdcard/Download/insp.txt To Var:%Insptext ]
    A2: Variable Split [Name: %Insptext Splitter:/ ]
    A3: Variable Set [ Name:%Insprandom To:%Insptext(#)]
    A4: Variable Randomize [ Name:%Insptextno Min:1 Max:%Insprandom ]
    A5: Variable Set [ Name:%Inspsugg To:%Insptext(%Insptextno)]
    A6: Minimalistic Text [Configuration:insp = %Inspsugg ]

    MINIMALISTIC TEXT CONFIGURATION
    Choose a widget 4 x 2
    Add Locale Variable -๏ƒ  VARIABLE NAME: insp
    Style: Default
    Tap Behavior: Check the checkbox, Disable action on tap
    You are done !!
    Awesome work !
    Id' like to send one or more sms with a random quote from the list to one or multiple cell number...But how to to do that ? It is possible ?Could you help me please ? Thanks in advance...
    11-05-2013 06:18 PM
  20. Little Darwin's Avatar
    I see some SMS related profiles, but I have so far been unable to figure out how to do what I want. My weakness seems to be on the task front.

    I recently purchased an alarm system, and I will receive an SMS message if my smoke detector is triggered. Without changing the gentle alert for the other SMS messages I may receive, I would like a more urgent tone and volume if I receive a text from a specific sender.

    The event seems very straight forward to me... but I don't know how to construct a task to raise the volume and play a sound several times, and then return things to normal.

    What would be the best way to play a series of loud obnoxious sounds?

    EDIT: OK, I figured out "Play Ringtones" will work for me... but now the question becomes, how do I shut off the playing of the ring tone once I have been adequately alerted?
    11-07-2013 10:30 AM
  21. Daspoo's Avatar
    EDIT: OK, I figured out "Play Ringtones" will work for me... but now the question becomes, how do I shut off the playing of the ring tone once I have been adequately alerted?
    Maybe trying "Music Stop" under "Media" would do the trick? And if you're looking to play the ringtone multiple times, you should be able to create a loop using IF, GOTO, and Variable actions I think.

    Cheers!
    11-07-2013 03:00 PM
  22. Beachdingo's Avatar
    Great thread, I have a question. I am wanting to design a profile to receive a notification when my filter on a buy'n'sell website (gumtree) is met, ie a new entry (say a car) pops up that meets my exact specifications set on the sites app. Is there any possible way of setting this up? I assume no, but gee it would be handy. I assume if tasker could allow the app to run in the background and refresh every 20mins and when a new entry is added a notification sent?
    11-10-2013 06:12 AM
  23. rainbal's Avatar
    Is there a place where you can download profiles and import them to the tasker?
    11-20-2013 06:38 AM
  24. Daspoo's Avatar
    Is there a place where you can download profiles and import them to the tasker?
    Try the main Tasker wiki. There are quite a few profile there I think.

    http://tasker.wikidot.com/profile-index

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-20-2013 04:55 PM
  25. Daspoo's Avatar
    Great thread, I have a question. I am wanting to design a profile to receive a notification when my filter on a buy'n'sell website (gumtree) is met, ie a new entry (say a car) pops up that meets my exact specifications set on the sites app. Is there any possible way of setting this up? I assume no, but gee it would be handy. I assume if tasker could allow the app to run in the background and refresh every 20mins and when a new entry is added a notification sent?
    I'm thinking there's probably not. I think Tasker works best with inputs from your device. It won't know of data within a website I don't think.

    โ‰ =======โ‰ 
    Cheers!
    11-20-2013 05:01 PM
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