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Update OpenDNS IP from Android tablet/phone

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my OpenDNS IP since there is no official OpenDNS client for Android. Is it possible? As a bonus, I'd like to do this automatically whenever I ...
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Can I get an app package name as a Tasker Variable upon a package updated event?

I'm trying to use Tasker to create custom notifications with AutoNotification with the Event Context of "Package Updated *". But what I really need is to know if when a package is updated, does the ...
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Using Tasker to know if I'm at work for more than a minute [duplicate]

I use Tasker's Wifi Near option to activate some tasks in my phone when I arrive at my workplace. My problem is that sometimes I pass by my workplace, with no intention of entering, and the tasks get ...
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How to launch an app immediately after another app is closed using Tasker

I need help creating a Tasker profile that will open Aldiko Sync ONLY after I have ended the main Aldiko Premium app. So with this profile, Aldiko Sync automatically launches and does its thing ...
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Create a profile to disable other profiles

I have a couple of profiles defined in Tasker that I would only like to enable while traveling abroad. As Tasker cannot recognize the state "traveling abroad", I would like to set this state manually ...
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Outgoing calls minute reminder

I'd like to have this feature on outgoing calls: - first vibrate (or beep) after 45 seconds call answered; - then vibrate (or beep) after every other minute (1.45, 2.45, 3.45 ...) I created this task ...
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Tasker: Switch Data Network for Different Apps

I'm planning to switch the data network to 3G for certain apps. And once I've exited the apps, I want to wait for 30 seconds before it switches to 2G again if no other 3G apps are opened within that ...
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How can I execute a Tasker reboot command only 1 time?

I'm working with a chinese tablet which needs to be initialized every time after it's connected to a power source. I'm using Tasker to do so. Problem is: this condition makes tasker execute the ...
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Automatically restrict apps background data using Tasker

I've been using Tasker for a couple weeks after receiving this recommendation, and I have a few beginner questions. Here is one of them. I've set up a profile to lock the phone after 10 seconds of ...
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forecast.io format for tasker

I am trying to get hourly precipitation probability from forecast.io 's api. I am very beginner with tasker, without any idea of JSON. So as given in the first profile of the blog http://blog.artesea....
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Tasker - Count The Amount Of Days Since A Certain Day

the title says is all I want to create a task that holds a count from a certain date My goal is then to use minimal text to display the amount of days, that part I know how to do it's just getting ...
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Tasker: How can I delete a file after a month

Is there a way to delete all files in a folder that are over a month old using Tasker?
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Bluetooth audio connection confirmation with Tasker

Just bought Tasker, my goal is that when I get into my car I have a Jabra Freeway, it has a motion sensor and turns on when it detects motion. But my VZW Galaxy Nexus won't always connect. I get tired ...
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How to use Tasker to kill apps on/after device boot?

I have several apps auto start at boot, and it's really not necessary. So I'm trying to use Tasker to kill them on/after device boot. Tasker has a "Event - Device Boot" option, but it seems that does ...
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How to use Tasker to close an app when a different app gets closed

I have a task setup that opens Co Pilot (satellite navigation) after I click on Dailyroads Voyager (blackbox recorder); this works really well. What I'd like to know is how to close Dailyroads Voyager ...
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Tasker - Play video using MX Player while another is currently playing

I have an Android mini-pc connected to a television through a HDMI cable. I use Tasker to automatically start playing an mp4 video using MX Player when the device boots. MX Player then continues to ...
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Tasker App Factory Generated app - Not reacting to variable set %CLIP

So, I created a tasker profile that monitors the %CLIP variable with the "Variable set" event, and if it's contents contain what I'm looking for, it puts up a notification. It all works in tasker, but ...
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Execute task if tasker profile has been active for some time

How can I execute a tasker task only after a certain condition has been true for a certain time? Normally a profile executes its task as soon as all conditions are met. I want to delay this ...
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Why doesn't my Nexus 7 synchronize since Android 6?

Normally, Wifi is deactivated on my Nexus 7 to preserve battery. I'm mainly using it to read and watch videos when I'm commuting so I don't have Internet most of the time when I'm using it. I'm using ...
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Tasker app creation: is it possible to let user select the apps for launch app context

Well, as the question states, while creating a tasker profile, if the launch app context is used, a list of apps has to be chosen. I was wondering if I make an app using this profile, is it possible ...
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Tasker: continually check for shell command result and run task when it matches

I've got the following shell command that checks to see if a particular process is running: pgrep -x com.package.name It either returns a process ID if the process is running, or it returns empty ...
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Is it possible to create 100+ tasker profiles from a spreadsheet?

I'm looking to create multiple tasker profiles that trigger based upon DOB of a client and send a SMS wishing them a happy birthday. That's easy enough, but replicating the same thing time after time ...
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Can you block URLs with Tasker?

Is it possible to block URLs with Tasker? I'd like to block different sites from 9-5 everyday.
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Tasker Shortcut Icons & Names Revert Back to Default After Every Reboot

All my custom Tasker shortcut icons get changed to the default Tasker icon and all the shortcuts' names got renamed to "Tasker" after every reboot no matter how many times I got them changed. I have ...
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Tasker: event works, state enter/exit not - Fixed by reinstall

FIXED! I reinstalled Tasker (also deleting remaining Tasker folder) and now it works as it should. Not a clue why it didn't work at first. I made a little program in tasker. Two tasks: activate ...
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Profile based on location(s)

I am an independent contractor who has trouble keeping his time sheet up to date. Is it possible to create a tasker profile or task to do either of the following? When leaving from this list of ...
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Turn on Mac with Tasker

Is there any way to tell my iMac to turn on via tasker. If so, would both devices have to be on the same network? Is there a way to do this without being on the same network? Would my computer have to ...
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How do I check if Tasker is the application in focus using a Tasker profile?

I want to execute a few tasks whenever I am active on Tasker (e.g. editing profiles, viewing settings, etc). However, the problem is I can't see it on the list of applications that's usable when ...
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Tasker getting wifi info for unconnected networks

Is it possible to discover signal strength info for unconnected networks? I want to switch networks if the current signal is weak AND there is a stronger signal available. I have hunted for a relevant ...
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How to have an App Factory wait for 30 minutes before performing the next action?

I learned that app factory apps should run in the background no problem, but if that's the case, I'm wondering why the simple app I created randomly restarts when it includes a 30 minute waiting ...
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Turn ringer to loud from vibrate when a particular contact calls

What can I do to make my phone ringer switch from vibrate to loud when a particular contact calls? I tried using Tasker and created a profile for a Phone state, when a contact calls > set ringer ...
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Enable/Disable one Account sync only

Is it possible, using Tasker (or Tasker Plugin), to enable/disable the synchronisation for a specific account/app only, without changing the sync status for any other account? e.g. only change the ...
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Checking if audio is playing with bash script on Tasker

I have the small script below to check if audio is in use on my Android. if grep -q RUNNING /proc/asound/card*/pcm*/sub*/status; then echo "Playing" ; else echo "Idle"; fi It works nicely in the ...
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Tasker profile that switches network to 2G when the phone is charging

I would really appreciate it if someone could whip up a nice Tasker profile which switches network mode to 2G immediately my rooted OnePlus 2 detects a charge state. A drawback of OnePlus 2 is the ...
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What have i done wrong in this Tasker profile?

I'm trying to activate a recorder app with voice commands. I'm using Google Now and Autovoice Recognized for the voice command (via my bluetooth headset) and Autoinput to open and stop the app (...
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File auditing with Tasker

Sometimes I find in sdcard files and directories for which I can't guess the app that created them (and I know they are not the default files created by the system). And even if they take up only ...
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Tasker | Keyboard | how to bring down keyboard in Dropbox?

Dropbox for Android does not have a "do not automatically open keyboard" option. So we'll have to do this via Tasker. Keyboard for Dropbox only pops up when your opening a word-doc (like a .txt file) ...
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Manually Stop a Running Task

Is there a way to stop a specific Tasker task from running? I can see the task in the Run Log but even when I go to the specific task that is running but there isn't a stop button. This happens ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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Automate Always-On VPN with Tasker

I have a VPN server at home which works great with the built in VPN client from Android 5.1. I can also use my VPN server with the Always-On option, so no problems there. I want Tasker to toggle the ...
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Store webpage as PDF using tasker

I am sending a post request to a site. The output site should be saved as PDF (similar to printing the page), so that I can download many online pages as PDF and store. No authentication. Example:- ...
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Tasker: remove security lock when smartwatch is connected

So I just downloaded Tasker because it would be nice to remove the security code when I'm close to my phone (when my smartwatch is connected). I have no experience with it so I thought you guys could ...
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Home Launcher in CM12 lags due to Tasker's accessibility feature

I'm using the Tasker app and noticed that if its accessibility service is turned on the Home Launcher seems to lag horribly. The lag is not only irritating but it also breaks the smooth animation of ...
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How to use Tasker to answer a private number, play an audio file to the caller and hang up?

I would like Tasker to answer any private number (without the audio playing through my phone's speaker) and play an audio file (an MP3 that says, "this phone does not accept calls from private numbers"...
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does every menu item in an app have an intent?

In order to filter through my music better and get rid of 'stuff I know I don't want to hear again', I'm considering 'how to best go about writing a Tasker plugin' to 'delete the currently playing ...
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Turn Tasker on and off with a widget

I would like to create 2 widgets to turn Tasker on and off (Enable and Disable tasker). If it helps, I have Secure Settings and Zooper Widget. My phone is also rooted. Any help would be much ...
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Is there a way to sync tasker profiles?

I use tasker on all of my android devices. That includes my work and personal phone and tablet. They all pretty much run the exact same jobs but all I can find is some really rudimentary way of ...
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Tasker duty cycling wifi profile

I'm trying to get the hang of Tasker but failing a bit. I was wondering if somebody could explain how to create the following profile? I think if I manage to go through an intermediate profile, I'll ...
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Unable to activate Tasker as Device Administrator

I'm using a rooted Note 2 GT-N7100 running DR.Ketan Custom ROM v14. After flashing this ROM today, I'm unable to use Tasker as a Device Administrator. The check box does not get checked when I click ...
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How to load a preset list of Tasker profiles into another user's installation of Tasker

I'm new to both Android and Tasker. I have two Android devices, and have created a bunch of Tasker profiles/scenes/tasks on Device 1 and would like to have those same profiles/scenes/tasks on Device 2,...