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Allow only specific apps to use cell data, only when on 3G

I use Tasker to sync every 30 mins when on 3G. I'm on a limited data plan, and the only apps I use constantly are browser, a Twitter app (Echofon) and Whatsapp. Is there a way to allow only these apps ...
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Should I use Tasker or Locale?

For general detecting circumstances and triggering actions, what are the advantages/disadvantages of Tasker and Locale? Which one does the best job overall capability for improving the usefulness of ...
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Restart data connection when stalled?

Occasionally the data connection of my mobile will stall, i.e. it still looks like it does have a data connection (either "H" or "G"), but no server can be contacted. (In particular, my ROM being a ...
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How to add screen filter with tasker?

After hours of searching in the internet I decided to ask this question here. How can I add a screen filter using tasker. Apps like Screen Filter, etc. creates an overlay black filter on screen which ...
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Running a tasker task via SSHDroid (or adb shell)

I'm trying to run a tasker task manually from ADB Shell, via SSHDroid. I'm running the following in putty (Windows SSH client): am broadcast -a net.dinglisch.android.tasker.ACTION_TASK -es task_name ...
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Get new installed app name with Tasker

I'm trying to set up the following Tasker project: when a new app is installed on one of my devices, send a notification to all the other devices with the name of the app. Ideally, if I find a ...
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How to create a profile with multiple context in Tasker?

Right now by default, Tasker runs my task when any of the context (aka. profile) are met. I want to have the task only activate when all of the context are met: location and time, et cetera. How?
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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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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 enable device administrator for specific apps using Tasker?

I would like to make a profile in Tasker to enable device administrator privilegies to "Android Device Manager" when a text message is received. This way I could keep Device Manager disabled, while I ...
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Using OR logic in contexts for Tasker

Let's say I want to create a context where the SSID of a WiFi connection is either 'ABC' or 'XYZ'. I can see where I am able to create 2 contexts, but it seems to enforce AND logic between the two, ...
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Leaving work profile for Tasker

I'm using Tasker, and maybe I'm just trying too hard, but I can't seem to set up multiple conditions in the way that I want to. Here's what I'm trying to do: From M - F (8AM - 5PM), set the phone to ...
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Can Tasker/Locale tell me what BT device is connected?

I want to change the phone's state dependent on which specific bluetooth device is connected -- can Tasker or Locale do that? Thanks!
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Get list of filenames via Tasker

I'm using Tasker and have a step of List Files. I grab that result and stuff it into %files. I then go into a For loop reading %files and under items %files(). However, this is giving me the full path ...
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Change to and from 4g using Tasker

I downloaded Tasker for Android and I'm trying to do the following: Condition1: On Chrome browser startup, go to "mobile network connections" and change from 3g to 4g. Condition2: On ...
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Is it possible to get Tasker to play the next song in Spotify

In Tasker, there is a Media Control action which allows me to move to the next song however it only seems to work for the default Android player. Is it there a way to hook Spotify up to do this?
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tasker (or other software) - mute or change usergroup ringtone, depending on place (by mobile cell) and time [closed]

Can I make with tasker to make a caller group silent depends on the cell information and time? Example: When I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, only family calls enabled to ...
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How to check if flashlight is activated?

I've got a brandnew OnePlus One with Cyanogenmod 12 on it, and the device is rooted. I like the offscreen gestures very much. But sometimes they are triggered accidentally. This is very costy when ...
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AutoVoice and Tasker: Speak recognized Variable says “percent varname”

I am trying to automate my phone and later also my home with tasker. Therefor I need to define all those little Voice Actions. My actual Workflow: Task Voice Recognition: Speak "What do you want ...
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How to check success status of opened URL in Tasker?

In Tasker, I have created a profile to open a URL when I visit certain place during certain time. It works.. When conditions are met, my default web browser (Dolphin) is opened to handle that URL ...
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What Tasker tasks require root access?

I'm thinking of installing Tasker on my phone, but I don't want to root it. Is it worth my while? What Tasker tasks require root access? What can it do without root access? Edit: Here are some ...
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Toggle “Unknown Sources” with Tasker

Is it possible to toggle the Unknown Source setting with Tasker? I couldn't find such a setting. I also tried the Secure Settings Plugin there is also no action for this. What I want to achieve is to ...
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Can I use tasker to override “lock on power button”?

I have the app Tasker, I want to know if there is a way I can create a task that changes the state of the lock screen setting "lock screen when power button pressed" from on to off and vice versa?
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How to turn off camera click sound on Samsung Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 through boost mobile. I want to get rid of the camera sounds. I bought Tasker, and set up the profile like I was told. Everything is on or off. But when I exit Tasker at ...
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Regex Caller ID (match suffix)

I get calls from a queue from my phone provider. The phone provider distinguishes these calls by adding a suffix. 12345678 becomes 1234567801 I would like to make a contact with a phone number ...
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How do I enable Airplane mode using Tasker on Android 4.2.2?

How do I enable airplane mode automatically at 01:00 AM using Tasker on Android 4.2.2? The Airplane mode setting inside Tasker under Action -> Net -> Airplane mode cannot be activated: Airplane ...
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Tasker profile with state doesn't activate

I'm trying to write a little program in Tasker, therefor I need a profile that is activated when a certain variable is set. However the profile does not activate, it does not go green. In the vars tab ...
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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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Automated export of Samsung S-Note notes to image or PDF?

Are there any methods for automated export/transfer of Samsung S-Note notes to an image or PDF? I understand how to manually export / share notes from within S-Note and am aware of S-Note to S-Note ...
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Tasker - USB Tethering Context and/or Task

I want to be able to use USB Tethering as either a context or a Task in Tasker. How would I do this. Android Version: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Tasker Version: 1.6u2 Other Important Stuff: I have the ...