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  1. Daspoo's Avatar
    So has anyone without a Do Not Disturb mode on their phone (HTC One - which I'm rockin' - is supposedly introducing the feature in Sense 5.5) come up with a good profile to essentially mimic that functionality? I came up with something, but it's nowhere near perfect. Mine uses a Time-based Context set from between midnight and 8am (I don't get to work until 9), and the task is set to run on weekdays (i.e., not Saturday or Sunday) and basically 1) switches off Silent Mode, 2) sets the Ringer volume to 4, 3) sets the Vibrate On Ringer setting to Off, and 4) sets the Notification Volume to 0. It works great as far as blocking tones from texts, emails, etc. throughout the sleeping hours, but one thing I hated was having to individually switch off the Vibrate notification for all of my apps so that the phone wouldn't buzz during that time. (No other setting(s) would allow me to switch off Vibrate from within Tasker.)

    Anyways, just curious if anyone has tried being creative with their own version of DnD?
    11-20-2013 11:52 PM
  2. harpua1982's Avatar
    For listening to music I use Google play music so I can stream my entire music library. I usually just hit shuffle and go. The problem I have with the shuffle feature is that songs that tend to go together usually get broken up when songs are put into a shuffle. For example,with Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, all songs merge together. You may want to hear "On the Run" immediately follow "Breathe" when it shows up in the shuffle without having to edit the que. With bands like phish and grateful dead, this sort of thing happens all the time, especially in their live recordings.

    Normally I notate that a song is about to merge (or segue) into the next song on the album with a ">" (greater than) symbol in the metadata. To me, that greater than sign is more like an arrow pointing to the next song on the album, letting me know that those two songs will merge together. This ">" symbol is widely recognized by "deadheads" and phish/jamband fans alike, as it has been scribbled on bootleg tape covers dating back to the 60s and 70s, so it's not just a method that I've created for recognizing songs that segue into each other. So, the Pink Floyd example I mentioned earlier would look like this: "Breathe >".

    I was wondering if it was possible to create a tasker profile that will automatically add the next song in that album (this case, "On the Run") to the next song in the que without erasing the rest of the que. So in short, while creating a shuffle playlist inside Google Play Music, if "Breathe >" appears in the shuffle, "On the Run" will immediately follow it.

    I was also wondering if it was possible to effectively omit certain songs from showing up in a shuffle by way of Tasker. Those of you who listen to the same type of music should know how annoying it is when a set "Intro" or "crowd" shows up in a shuffle. These are what I call "throwaway" tracks. Sure, you can manually delete these from the que or you could even completely delete it from your music library. I do not want to delete these tracks b/c when I'm listening to a live show/recording, it's nice to have those tracks in there...just not in a shuffle.
    11-22-2013 06:18 AM
  3. komobu's Avatar
    I am looking for help with my first tasker profile. I drive extended limousines. I often take destinations from the customer at the right rear door while I am letting him in the vehicle. When I get to the front, I send the destination from my android into my Garmin by using Garmin's SmartPhone Link App. It allows the garmin and my Galaxy S4 to connect to each other by bluetooth. The problem I have is after being in the vehicle for 6 or more hours, the bluetooth connection really drains my battery. I dont have the time to keep plugging my phone in and unplugging it everytime i enter and exit the vehicle.

    What I would like to do is everytime I run my smartphone link app, it will turn on bluetooth and pair it to my garmin. When I exit the smartphone app it will shut off blue tooth and unpair it from my garmin. My Galaxy S4 is not rooted. Is this possible? Any help writing this would be appreciated.

    Thanks Again
    11-25-2013 09:52 AM
  4. Ricky Dos Santos's Avatar
    Hey guys, just joined here.

    I'm new to Tasker but having tons of fun with it. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to make a particular task (maybe it can't be done...?). My work schedule is not always consistent and I get home late since I'm a bartender. I want to create a "Bedtime Mode", so that when I am going to bed my phone silences notifcations, media, and dims the display (which I know how to do). The trouble I am having with this profile is that I want it to trigger after a certain amount of time after specific events on my calendar. For example, if I have on my calendar "Work from 5pm-1am", I want "Bedtime Mode" to be triggered at 2:30am because that is about when I will get to bed. Then if I am working the next day from 3pm-11pm, I don't want "Bedtime Mode" to be triggered at 2:30am, but instead at anther time such as 1am. Is it possible to create a profile that triggers tasks when certain calender events are over?
    11-25-2013 08:16 PM
  5. Daspoo's Avatar
    I am looking for help with my first tasker profile. I drive extended limousines. I often take destinations from the customer at the right rear door while I am letting him in the vehicle. When I get to the front, I send the destination from my android into my Garmin by using Garmin's SmartPhone Link App. It allows the garmin and my Galaxy S4 to connect to each other by bluetooth. The problem I have is after being in the vehicle for 6 or more hours, the bluetooth connection really drains my battery. I dont have the time to keep plugging my phone in and unplugging it everytime i enter and exit the vehicle.

    What I would like to do is everytime I run my smartphone link app, it will turn on bluetooth and pair it to my garmin. When I exit the smartphone app it will shut off blue tooth and unpair it from my garmin. My Galaxy S4 is not rooted. Is this possible? Any help writing this would be appreciated.

    Thanks Again
    I think you should be able to accomplish this with Tasker. Here's my take on what might work (since I had some time to kill).

    Steps:
    1) Open up Tasker, select the Profiles tab, and tap the "+" to create a new Context (i.e., a condition that will determine whether or not the profile is active), and choose the "Application" option
    2) On the next screen ("App Selection"), find and tap the Garmin's SmartPhone Link app and then tap the < at the top left of the screen. (On the next screen, the new profile will probably be named the same as the app.)
    3) On the next screen and the little popup that appears, scroll down until you get to the top of the window, and tap "New Task".
    4) Under "New Task Name", enter "BluetoothOn" and hit the checkmark to save.
    5) On the "Task Edit" screen, hit the "+" at the bottom of the screen to add an Action.
    6) For the "Action Category", choose "Net"; on the Select Net Action screen, choose "Bluetooth" - (click OK on the message about "setting" if it appears)
    7) Tap the "Off" option under "Set", and then tap "On" - (this is basically telling Tasker that whenever the Garmin app open and in view, bluetooth should be on); Tap the "<" at the top left of the screen
    8) Tap the "<" at the top left of the screen again
    9) Done. You should see the Garmin SmartPhone profile listed under the "Profiles" tab, with a green arrow pointing right at the "BluetoothOn" task created under the Profile.

    ** Note - One thing that's assumed with the profile above: your phone, when bluetooth is activated, will auto-pair with your Garmin, without it having to be manually selected. If it will not, the profile might not work.

    Once you switch away from the SmartPhone Link app (and not just exit it), the profile will automagically shut your bluetooth down. Keep that in mind.

    Hope this helps. I tried it very briefly and it worked for me, but as in all things, YMMV.
    11-26-2013 10:10 PM
  6. Daspoo's Avatar
    Hey guys, just joined here.

    I'm new to Tasker but having tons of fun with it. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to make a particular task (maybe it can't be done...?). My work schedule is not always consistent and I get home late since I'm a bartender. I want to create a "Bedtime Mode", so that when I am going to bed my phone silences notifcations, media, and dims the display (which I know how to do). The trouble I am having with this profile is that I want it to trigger after a certain amount of time after specific events on my calendar. For example, if I have on my calendar "Work from 5pm-1am", I want "Bedtime Mode" to be triggered at 2:30am because that is about when I will get to bed. Then if I am working the next day from 3pm-11pm, I don't want "Bedtime Mode" to be triggered at 2:30am, but instead at anther time such as 1am. Is it possible to create a profile that triggers tasks when certain calender events are over?
    Welcome to the site, Ricky. Looking at what you're trying to accomplish, I'm not sure if it would work but here's an idea. Maybe instead of relying on calendar entries, set up an alarm clock labeled "Work_Shift_Done", and set the alarm to fire at the time your shift is over. Then trigger your profile based on that alarm.

    Since you're familiar with Tasker, I'll just bulletpoint how I think the setup might work that way -

    New Tasker profile:
    - "Event" Context
    - "Event" Category = "Date/Time"
    - "Date/Time" Event = "Alarm Clock"
    - Alarm Clock "Label" = "Work_Shift_Done"

    New Task for the Profile:
    ========================
    Action #1:
    - "Task" Action = "Wait"
    - "Wait" Action - Hours = "2"

    Action #2:
    - "Audio" Action = "Notification Volume"
    - "Notification Volume" - Level = "0"

    Action #3:
    - "Audio" Action = "Vibrate On Notify" (assuming this is an option for your phone; for the HTC One it isn't, and to stop the *buzz* for notifications for it, the notification vibrate switch has to be disabled on individual apps)
    - "Vibrate On Notify" - Set = "Off"

    Action #4:
    - "Display" Action = "Display Brightness"
    - "Display Brightness" - Level = *whatever you choose - lower value = more dim*
    ========================

    When the alarm goes off, the profile will start and after a couple hours will start to initiate the bedtime mode stuff - dimming the screen, etc. (Of course you'd probably need to set up a separate profile to revert the bedtime mode changes as well.) I'm not sure what kind of toll a profile with a Wait task of 2 hours will have on your phone's battery, so you might want to consider the worst before you decide to take this suggested approach.

    Anyways, hope this gives you some ideas about how to get things working for ya! Good luck!
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    11-26-2013 10:54 PM
  7. prophet_dc's Avatar
    hey guys,
    new to posting on the forum but loving tasker. changed my life :-D. best app ever. i would pay 40$ for it...

    so i need some help from you tasker fans.

    the setup:
    s3 i9300
    cyanogenmod 10.2 [android 4.3.1]
    tasker 4.2u3m

    i have 2 homescreens.
    homescreen1: is used for some widgets and shortcuts.
    homescreen2 [default]: remains empty of all the clutter. i like viewing my background with nothing else on the screen.

    2 pages in the dock.
    dock page1: folders & shortcuts.
    dock page2 [default]: empty. i like viewing my background with nothing else on the screen :-]

    so the empty homescreen & dock page are set as the default. so that when i press the home button it gives me a clear screen. to view my background in all its splendor. assuming i have no apps open.

    now, what i want to try figure out is the following;

    cyanogenmod has an 'expanded desktop' feature. it hides the notifications panel.
    so what i'm trying to do is that when i press the home button while viewing the homescreens, it obviously returns me to my default homescreen & dock page, which are empty, but then it needs to enable the 'expanded desktop' feature for homescreen 2 so that the notification panel hides.
    giving me an all clear screen to view the background image.

    then when i swipe back to homescreen 1 it disables the 'expanded desktop'.

    any ideas??
    11-29-2013 03:14 AM
  8. prophet_dc's Avatar
    hey guys,
    new to posting on the forum but loving tasker. changed my life :-D. best app ever. i would pay 40$ for it...

    so i need some help from you tasker fans.

    the setup:
    s3 i9300
    cyanogenmod 10.2 [android 4.3.1]
    tasker 4.2u3m

    i have 2 homescreens.
    homescreen1: is used for some widgets and shortcuts.
    homescreen2 [default]: remains empty of all the clutter. i like viewing my background with nothing else on the screen.

    2 pages in the dock.
    dock page1: folders & shortcuts.
    dock page2 [default]: empty. i like viewing my background with nothing else on the screen :-]

    so the empty homescreen & dock page are set as the default. so that when i press the home button it gives me a clear screen. to view my background in all its splendor. assuming i have no apps open.

    now, what i want to try figure out is the following;

    cyanogenmod has an 'expanded desktop' feature. it hides the notifications panel.
    so what i'm trying to do is that when i press the home button while viewing the homescreens, it obviously returns me to my default homescreen & dock page, which are empty, but then it needs to enable the 'expanded desktop' feature for homescreen 2 so that the notification panel hides.
    giving me an all clear screen to view the background image.

    then when i swipe back to homescreen 1 it disables the 'expanded desktop'.

    any ideas??

    so just to update.i found the following and created a task which toggles the notification bar to be hidden or visible.

    task > + > plugin > secure settings > config > expand desktop > on/off/toggle

    i've assigned this toggle to a tasker shortcut with a fairly discreet icon on the homescreen that i wanted clear of all clutter....

    now just to get the toggle to work whenever i switch homescreens....
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    11-29-2013 09:44 PM
  9. guttyla's Avatar
    I created one that when I am in my office and someone comes in and won't leave...if I turn the phone on its side it will automatically call my office line...this way I can say "excuse me, I need to take this call"....and then I'm free.

    I set it up based on orientation and being near cell tower.

    I'm a fairly mild user so I think it is easy to set up if you read this post...if you want to know how I did it ask here and I'll post

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
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    11-30-2013 08:50 AM
  10. Craig Baker's Avatar
    Is there a way to have the contact name read back instead of the phone # when you have a sms read back when connected to bluetooth?
    12-05-2013 10:43 AM
  11. ATT.Fan1982's Avatar
    Is there a way to have the contact name read back instead of the phone # when you have a sms read back when connected to bluetooth?
    Use this variable %SMSRN
    12-05-2013 11:55 AM
  12. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    I need some help. I want to set up a tasker task to work with grooveip and my pebble watch. I know how to set it up on the pebble and with the stock dialer but not with grooveip.

    I need a few things

    Task 1 (incoming calls): Answer Grooveip...wait 3 second....turn on speaker phone
    Task 2 (Outgoing calls): Dial set number (this can be done in the stock dialer since it activates grooveip so thats covered) wait 3 second turn on speakerphone
    Task 3. Hangup grooveip.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    12-09-2013 02:05 PM
  13. shonangreg's Avatar
    Could someone at least help me to know if Tasker can do something? I don't need anyone to make a full profile, but I am new to Tasker and unsure if this will even work.

    I want to turn on the photo sync features of both Google Photos and Dropbox when I am connected to my home router and on AC. Making the context was easy enough, but I don't see how to make the task. Can Tasker not open an app and run through a specific script on changing options (basically "photo sync on" when the context is satisfied and "photo sync off" when it is not)?

    As it stands now, the limited configuration options in both the dropbox app and the Google Photos app will sometimes upload my photos at work when I plug my tablet in to AC while using my phone as the tether. This is killing my data allowance.

    Thanks for any help.
    01-11-2014 08:57 AM
  14. someguy01234's Avatar
    Could someone at least help me to know if Tasker can do something? I don't need anyone to make a full profile, but I am new to Tasker and unsure if this will even work.

    I want to turn on the photo sync features of both Google Photos and Dropbox when I am connected to my home router and on AC. Making the context was easy enough, but I don't see how to make the task. Can Tasker not open an app and run through a specific script on changing options (basically "photo sync on" when the context is satisfied and "photo sync off" when it is not)?

    As it stands now, the limited configuration options in both the dropbox app and the Google Photos app will sometimes upload my photos at work when I plug my tablet in to AC while using my phone as the tether. This is killing my data allowance.

    Thanks for any help.
    You can install SynkerForce Widget, it's compatible with Tasker as a plugin.

    sent via tapatalk
    01-13-2014 12:15 AM
  15. TaskerNoob's Avatar
    Hi All,

    As the name suggests I am new to Tasker but I am having fun with it. However I seem to be having trouble creating a task to prevent my display screen from going to sleep while bluetooth is active. I dont know if there is a way to do it or not, but thought i would ask. I have KitKat and it doesnt like Bluetooth on my Nexus 4, when the screen goes to sleep it cuts off the bluetooth which is a problem if you are driving and on a call. Any help would be appreciated.!
    01-14-2014 03:31 PM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    Hi All,

    As the name suggests I am new to Tasker but I am having fun with it. However I seem to be having trouble creating a task to prevent my display screen from going to sleep while bluetooth is active. I dont know if there is a way to do it or not, but thought i would ask. I have KitKat and it doesnt like Bluetooth on my Nexus 4, when the screen goes to sleep it cuts off the bluetooth which is a problem if you are driving and on a call. Any help would be appreciated.!
    The "stay on" task only work for older Android devices, but you could set screen off time to 1 hour or such when it is connected to any bluetooth or a specific bluetooth device. Then create an exit task for that profile so if it bluetooth is disconnected, it will set screen off time to 1minute or so.

    Profile: Bluetooth screen timeout
    State: Bluetooth Connected [ Name:* Address:* ]
    Enter: keep screen on
    A1: Display Timeout [ Secs:0 Mins:30 Hours:0 ]
    A2: Flash [ Text:Bluetooth connected, screen off @ 30mins. Long:On ]

    Exit: screen off
    A1: Display Timeout [ Secs:0 Mins:1 Hours:0 ]
    A2: Flash [ Text:Bluetooth disconnected, screen off set to normal. Long:On ]


    ---------
    Here is a profile I made that alert you when you lose Bluetooth connection. When you lost connection with a bluetooth device, Tasker will record the time, gps and wifi location, it will also pinpoint the GPS location on Google Maps.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...ml#post3322904
    I guess it's useful for finding your car if your car have blueooth. It's not something I would leave as a profile to run all the time, but could be a task to trigger on rare occasion like if you're going to a game or concert and need to find the car again. Yeah I know there are apps that can do this or you can just pull up Maps and favorite your present location, but.... whatever.
    01-17-2014 10:52 PM
  17. TaskerNoob's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks for the tip! That is what I was looking for and helped me get more familiar with Tasker in the process. I also like the Proximity Alarm, parking at the games and concerts around here can be a pain.
    01-20-2014 01:55 PM
  18. tviloria24's Avatar
    Hi there. I'm new with Tasker (and not really into programming and all but I realized that this app has been my current time waster/entertainment since I purchased it two days ago) and so far here are the profiles I've made:

    1. Enable Airplane Mode When Screen is Off - completely disables all radios when screen is turned off or locked.
    2. Disable Airplane Mode When Screen Unlocked - will disable Airplane Mode then switch wifi and mobile data on.
    3. Wifi/Mobile Data Toggle - will check if wifi network is connected and turn off mobile data if deemed true. Otherwise, it will turn off wifi and turn on mobile data.

    Basically, this setup is OK with me as it allows me to save battery further. However, I would like to add a new profile that will toggle airplane mode off for 1 minute every 15 minutes while the screen is off (to allow the phone to sync for new messages coming from apps like Viber/Line/BBM) and toggle an autosync for 5 minutes for every 6 hours (still while the screen is off). Somehow the profile I've created to do this isn't working. Would there be someone kind enough to show me the light here?
    02-23-2014 02:59 AM
  19. harpua1982's Avatar
    For work, I like to keep track of the hours I've worked. Using the free app TimeSheet, Tasker and AutoVoice, I'm able to clock-in and clock-out by using my voice. In order to Run Shell, you must be rooted and have SuperUser access.

    Profile 1: Clock-In (Autovoice)
    State: Plugin > Autovoice Recognized Event
    Autovoice Configuration: Event Behavior (enabled), Use Regex (enabled)
    Command Filter: clock in (this is what I will say to activate the profile)

    Task: Clock-In
    Load App: TimeSheet
    Wait: 2 seconds (to allow to load)
    Run Shell: Command: input tap 406 81 (run settings/Developer Options and enable "Show pointer location" to find out X and Y coordinates for clicking on the "clock-in" button inside TimeSheet App. This number will be different w/ each device) Use Root: Enabled
    Variable Set: %Starttime To: %TIMES (this is to record what time the clock started running)
    Wait: 2 seconds
    Input/Button: Back (to back out of the app)

    Profile 2: Clock-Out (Autovoice)
    State: Plugin > Autovoice Recognized Event
    Autovoice Configuration: Event Behavior (enabled), Use Regex (enabled)
    Command Filter: clock out (this is what I will say to activate the profile)

    Task: Clock-Out
    Load App: TimeSheet
    Wait: 2 seconds
    Run Shell: Command: input tap x y (find the coordinates to tap the clock-out button) Use Root: Enabled
    Wait: 2 seconds
    Run Shell: Command: input tap x y (this is to save the time in the by hitting the "save" button in the top right corner) Use Root: Enabled
    Variable Set: %Stoptime To: %TIMES (this records the stopping time)
    Wait: 2 seconds
    Input/Button: Back
    Perform Task: Time Configuration (see task below)

    Task: Time Configuration
    Variable Set: %Timebetweenhours To: (%Stoptime-%Starttime)/3600 Do Maths: Enabled (this gives me the hours)
    Variable Set: %Timebetweenmin To: (%Stoptime-%Starttime)/60 Do Maths: Enabled (this gives me the minutes)
    Variable Set: %Timebetween To: %Stoptime-%Starttime Do Maths: Enabled (this gives me the seconds)
    Say: "You have worked %Timebetweenhours hours today" If: %Timebetweenhours > 1
    Say: "You have worked only %Timebetweenmin minutes today. You need to get back to work!" If: %Timebetweenmin < 60

    *note: the variable %Starttime and %Stoptime have to be global variables (have at least 1 capital letter in them) b/c they need to be accessed in 2 different tasks.

    I could always have Autovoice On, similar to Google Now (Open Mic), but instead I set up an Autovoice shortcut on my homescreen that prompts me to give the clock-in/clock-out command.
    This works great for clocking in and clocking out by using a simple voice command.
    This works OK, for reporting to me the amount of Hours (or minutes if I'm real slack) that I've worked for that particular session.
    Normally I have 2 clock-in/clock-out times a day. (One before lunch and one after, although that may vary sometimes). It would be nice to have a different variable for clocking out in the morning and one at the end of the day. The read-out at the end of the day would add up the time from my morning clock-in/clock-out session and the one from after lunch. That way, not only would I get a report of how many hours I've worked at lunch, but I'd also get a read-out of how many hours I've worked for the day at the end of the day. I haven't figured this out yet.

    If I were to figure this out, I could have that "end of the day" variable to also write to a document in a dropsync folder so I can have access to all my logged time.
    I would also like to incorporate this somehow in a widget displaying Current Hours Worked for the day, but I haven't figured that out either.
    Naim001 likes this.
    02-23-2014 08:41 AM
  20. jennyfur's Avatar
    I'm a bit of a Tasker addict. I've currently got 17 profiles, and there's probably about 3 or so more I've been meaning to try and set up (and at least 3 I've had to remove due to changes to Android OS over time security wise). But I'm no programmer, so my profiles aren't at all that complicated (except for one which I imported from the wiki and tweaked to my own needs). I'd be willing to share any though if people want details. Here's what mine do:

    1. Alarm - Sets an alarm on weekday mornings if it's not a holiday or vacation day (based on calendar entry)
    2. Home - Turns on wifi and bluetooth when I'm at home (based on cell towers)
    3. Work - Turns all volumes down while I'm at work
    4. Evening - Turns all volumes to what I consider a "normal" level
    5. Sleep - Turns all volumes way down to almost silent
    6. Weekend - Same as evening, perhaps I should figure out how to merge the two in context
    7. Weekend sleep - Same as sleep, just at a different time cuz I'm up later. Also something I could probably combine context wise into the other profile
    8. Holiday - Sets volumes to what I consider a "normal" level as well, but based on calendar entry
    9. Weather Speaker - My most complicated profile, taken from the wiki and modified to my needs. Turns up volume, then gets and speaks time, day, weather, location, then plays the local radio show in my area for half an hour in the morning. I also have a widget that can activate this at any time when I press it (minus the radio part). Turns volume back to previous levels when done.
    10. Stop Radio - Not sure this works since I'm not rooted, but it was an attempt to stop the radio playing from the above task. Luckily another task happens to fire off right after this that accomplishes it
    11. Sports Tracker - This changes my display timeout and brightness and turns bluetooth on while I'm using the Sports Tracker app at the gym, then reverts back to the previous settings when done
    12. Conserve battery - Changes display brightness and screen timeout when the battery goes below 15%. Used to turn off a lot more, but my galaxy nexus battery life was so abysmal that I had to take them out or I'd never get to use the phone because this profile was triggered so often haha. Now that I've got a nexus 5, maybe I'll reconsider adding some back in
    13. Play music - Puts the phone into silent mode whenever any music apps are running (4 different apps) so that notifications don't interrupt the tunes.
    14. Connected to speaker - Same as play music, only the context is when I'm connected to a particular bluetooth speaker instead of by app
    15. Meeting - Puts phone into silent mode during events on my work calendar only
    16. Ski club meeting - Same as meeting, but context by location/day/time instead of calender
    17. Full battery - Plays the 1up sound from super mario when my battery is full and shows an alert notification with a battery icon

    As for stuff I'd like to add, my biggest one is the popular unlock while at home one that many people have. Problem is you can't do it with pattern lock. So I have to switch to pin code, which I've been procrastinating doing. Hoping that and secure settings is all I need to pull it off, not root.

    I'd also like to add something to my weather speaker that tells me how many calendar events I have that day, but haven't been able to figure this one out.

    I like the profile someone mentioned earlier in this thread that takes a picture when there's a certain number of failed unlock attempts. Might try that once I get secure settings.

    Great thread, thanks.
    02-26-2014 08:46 AM
  21. deeznutz206's Avatar
    I added a Reboot button/widget to my Homescreen with Tasker which eliminates the need to hold down the Power button to turn off and then pushing it again to turn on. Saves your Power button from unnecessary use and this is a shortcut to rebooting your phone. Enjoy.

    1.Long press on empty space on the desired home screen and select Widget.
    2.Select New Task
    3.Title it Reboot
    4.Add new Action
    5.Near the bottom, In the Filter section, search for Reboot
    6.Type: Make sure it says Normal
    7.Hit the Back button twice, it will then ask you to select an Icon
    8.Select Built-in Icon
    9.Choose whichever Icon you want for the widget
    10.Hit the Back button (do not hit the Home button or else it will cancel/delete everything that you just did)
    11.Confirm that the new widget is on the screen that you selected and you are done
    02-27-2014 01:07 PM
  22. itr themes's Avatar
    Looking for some help... I've had a bedside type task for a while now. All of the sudden though, it won't change the display brightness like it should be. Any idea of what may be preventing it from changing?

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    03-11-2014 11:54 PM
  23. JMarkyBB's Avatar
    Hiya, how do you use Tasker? I have just set up a channel on BBM if you are interested? My BBM Channel for the app Tasker, it's a complex, thought provoking, time saving, automotive, innovative, customizable app, stretching the capabilities & possibilities of you & your Android.

    the PIN is C0030DBE9

    Hello & welcome to my BBM Channel for Tasker, I've set this up because I have (personally) found it very difficult to find help for setting up Tasker, banging ideas, profiles & problems/issues about, on BlackBerry Messenger we can do that on a one to one basis or a one to 100, I look forward to telling you my ideas, I can't wait to hear yours.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2014 09:44 AM
  24. clayginn's Avatar
    Great Thread
    Okay will post this on G+ also but looking for a way to switch WiFi frequency from 2.4 to 5g. Trying to use the input tap but doesn't seem to be working or I can't get it to hit the WiFi Advance menu. Any thoughts?
    03-16-2014 10:10 AM
  25. clayginn's Avatar
    Great Thread
    Okay will post this on G+ also but looking for a way to switch WiFi frequency from 2.4 to 5g. Trying to use the input tap but doesn't seem to be working or I can't get it to hit the WiFi Advance menu. Any thoughts?
    Figured out I had a Cap "I" in input tap. Great thread
    This profile switches the phone to a WiFi frequency of 2.4 when I get to work. Then another switches it to 5g when I get home.

    Task
    Is Settings (WiFi Settings
    Then a small delay
    Script (Run Shell) input tap x y coordinate for Menu button. (see below How to find)
    Script (Run Shell) input tap x y coordinate for Advanced button (check use root)
    Script (Run Shell) input tap x y coordinate for Wi-Fi frequency band area (check use root)
    Script (Run Shell) input tap x y coordinate for 5 GHz only (check use root)

    How to get the coordinate for screen area's. Go to settings and developer options. Scroll down to the input area. check the "Pointer location". Then click on all the buttons you need and write down the X and Y numbers for each.
    03-16-2014 10:42 AM
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