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Questions tagged [intents]

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Tasker | Intent Received | access Extras via tasker variables

I have Tasker send an Intent to Weather Ace then listens for an Intent Received. Upon receiving the responding Broadcast Intent from Weather Ace, the Extra fields are supposed to be available via ...
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Battery BroadcastReceiver in background

I am developing an app which needs to listen to the android.intent.action.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED intent in the background. I understand that since API 26, it is no longer possible to "statically" ...
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Append a string before opening external URLs

I frequently read news articles shared on social media. A lot of times, these articles are full of advertising and other irritating elements. I use a service that strips just the content and formats ...
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Delete/remove a calendar in Android AccountManager's database using Tasker intent?

While trying to remove calendars from the Android AccountManager's database using Tasker, I've been exploring the Android calendar provider api but I have not been able to find a command to delete a ...
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Find app causing: Sending non-protected broadcast android.intent.action.SU_SESSION_CHANGED from system

I'm trying to find out what is responsible for constantly causing the following messages to be printed to logcat. 10-08 11:28:30.919 5258 5273 E ActivityManager: Sending non-protected broadcast ...
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How to trigger task when Play/Pause button is pressed on Podcast Addict widget or notification?

I would like to trigger a task when the Play/Pause button is pressed on the Podcast Addict widget or notification on lock screen. I've tried using Receive Intent but that's not working (possibly ...
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Intent sent by Google app to WhatsApp [duplicate]

I have some very basic knowledge regarding the working of intents. I am a user of Tasker. Even after a lot of searching, I could not find any intent using which I could send a WhatsApp message. But, ...
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Find out which app sent an intent to open Google Play?

My Android phone (MIUI v9) recently seems to open up Google Play (to a specific app detail page) randomly (a few times a day), which might indicate the presence of some adware. As I understand, to ...
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How to toggle “Magnify with button” quickly, maybe with Tasker?

I often want to use "Magnify with button" (Android 8 > Settings > Accessibility > Magnification). Unfortunately, it interferes with the keyboard chooser (Settings > System > Languages > Virtual ...
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WhatsApp Intent

I'm trying to automatically change the text status (not the photo/video status) in WhatsApp via Tasker by sending an Intent. My problem is that I don't know if it's possible to call the status to ...
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How do I have a URI send Tasker an intent?

I have a task that goes to a webpage, and I'm trying to get it to callback to Tasker. I assume I'll need to receive an intent in Tasker, but I can't figure out how to do that. The two ways I've tried ...
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Tell app to lower volume

Is it possible to tell a specific app to lower volume, using intents? I would like to be able to use Tasker to tell the HEOS app to lower the volume. EDIT: Heos is a streaming system, controlled ...
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Force Uber app to launch when requesting Uber ride within Google maps?

I am a fan of integrating ridesharing (Uber and Lyft) fare results into the travel directions interface of Google Maps, so that I may quickly compare the two companies to each other and to other forms ...
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Sending an intent to tasker, from tasker

I'm trying to follow this how-to: Dynamic Home Button Behavior (GrogBase), but I am having problems sending and receiving an intent. Can anybody tell me how to format the intent to be sent by a ...
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Simulate powerbutton

I want to use terminal task to to turn the screen off using tasker. I have tried a code like this, and some variants, without success. am start --user 0 -a android.intent.extra.KEY_EVENT --es ...
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Generate a location intent to share to other apps from a Google Maps

Normally, the share mechanism in Google Maps Android App shares text (containing an URL pointing to Google Maps website). There is though an specific location intent in Android, that any app can ...
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How do I send this explicit intent from Tasker?

This adb command from documentation causes a CAPTCHA to succeed in my favorite alarm clock app: adb shell am start -n com.urbandroid.sleep/.alarmclock.AlarmAlertFullScreen --ez captcha_result_success ...
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Save shared content to local filesystem

The droidentify program allows to save a report of the information it gathers by using the send action intent. Source code extract: public static void shareReport(Context ctx) { ...
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Android Intent problems

So a few days ago I build an update for my custom android car tablet with my own launcher (based on nexus 7 2013). I added a few new features and some fixes, and I added accidentally the device admin ...
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Send a Double type variable as an extra when sending an intent via adb shell

I wish to send a Double variable as an extra. It is easy to do with code but it seems that am can't do it. Below is the am extra help, we can see that there are flags for int, long and even float but ...
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How do Android apps implement the share button?

I was wondering how Android applications and Android implements the share button and share mechanism. For instance, when I hit the share button on YouTube, a list off apps to share to pops up. How is ...
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Sharing emails / open in browser from Inbox/Gmail apps?

Is it possible to share emails from the GMail or Inbox apps? The content of the intent isn't incredibly important. It could be the full content of the email or be limited to the subject line or even ...
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How to show all braodcast events of a particular app?

I know its possible to show all broadcast events/intents that are triggered in android. But I wanted to list all the broadcast events of a particular android app. My purpose is, I want to test a ...
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How to reset default share target on Cogi app, G3, Android 5.0?

I shared a Cogi recording, and selected Gmail as the default share target. Now I want to unselect gmail as default. I can't find any place within the Cogi app itself to do it. Also, I tried to clear ...
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Simplenote shortcut to open a new note

I would like a home screen shortcut that opens a new note in Simplenote. I know I can easily set up a shortcut that opens up to the list of saved notes where I can open a new note by pressing the pen ...
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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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How to associate alternative app to stock Gallery app when launched from stock Camera app

I am running Android on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android KitKat 4.4.2). I would like the stock Camera application to launch a different application than the stock Gallery application when the small ...
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List of intents and registered apps for those intents?

Is it possible to view a list of intents and which application is set to launch when such intent is issued by an application? It would be nice if the OS provided such a feature where you could also ...
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How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?

I'd like to automatically start and stop recording a GPS track by sending an intent, e.g. from Tasker. I don't care what app is used to record the GPS track, and it's OK if I have to set it up myself ...
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Send tweet automatically using an Intent?

I'd like to send a DM automatically from Llama. Llama supports Intents, but I can't work out how to send a tweet via an Intent in the background. Is this possible?
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Where did these share options come from?

Recently some new share options started appearing on my phone (Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2.2): They include the first three you see here: AIM Baidu Space Blinklist I haven't installed any of ...
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Replacement for ability to “send tab to remote device” as removed from Firefox 29

Firefox 29 removed the ability to "send tab to remote device". Namely, you could send a share intent from any other app (select "share", select "Firefox", select any other Firefox Sync device you want ...
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Calling service intent fails with “not found”

I want to start a service intent of an application (com.urbandroid.lux). According to the developer, there is a service intent "com.urbandroid.lux.TwilightService" which can be called with extra "...
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Usage statistics in Android

Is there any intent or method to get the values which show in the usage statistics? We can get that manually by dialing *#*#4636#*#*.
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Intents in a grid instead of a list on Android 4.4 KitKat

I have just received the Nexus 4's Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. One of the first things I remarked was that the intents layout for choosing an application is now a list instead of a grid just like in Jelly ...
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Why does a SyncMe shortcut run only “once”?

I'm trying to run SyncMe only when computer is pingable. Since the app currently is not able to work this way, I'm using Tasker and its AutoShortcut plugin. SyncMe exposes an intent/shortcut which ...
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Random share Intent screen

Sometimes when I'm just casually clicking around in apps or swiping through the OS, I get random Share Intent popups. I can usually open it with ES File Explorer, Chrome or Dropbox. It has no ...
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How do you clear share actions bound to ‘copy to clipboard’?

I accidentally set a sharing intent to always copy to clipboard. I know that usually to unbind these defaults, you go Settings > Apps > All > [bound app] and hit the 'Clear defaults' button from there,...
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Is there an intent for telling Play Store to update all apps, or turn auto update on?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S2, running the official ICS OS. I want to use the Llama app (too poor for Tasker!) to tell my phone to update all apps whenever I am connected to certain Wi-Fi networks (but ...
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How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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Can an app register itself to consume certain URLs?

This is not a programming question but a usability one. News site example.com has an annoying habit: when I follow a link to an article, the site first displays a pop-up saying “come use our app ...
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Links from Gmail all open in same Chrome tab

I just noticed that when I open a link from the Gmail app (in Chrome), then go back to Gmail and click another link, it replaces the first one in Chrome. I end up with only one tab open. Is there a ...
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(Almost) every time I unplug my headphone, the Voice Command app opens. How to make it stop?

This happens frequently enough to make me believe the unplugging has some influence on it, but it doesn't happen all the time, so I'm not quite sure... I can think of two options to find out who's ...
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Stop Media Playback through adb

I'm testing some settings on a phone, and unfortunately the only control I have is through adb right now. My issue is that while I can start playback of a music file through the following command, I ...
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How can I get the QuickContactBadge to show an action for sending Instant Messages?

I'm wondering if there are any instant messaging apps which link to contact data fields and use intents to add a Send Instant Message action to the QuickContactBadge shown in many places when clicking ...
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How can I tell if an app can be a “link” target?

I have a couple of Bible apps on my phone. Sometimes, other apps link to a Bible verse, but they usually either embed a Bible viewer in the app or only work with a particular app. I would like to be ...
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Function of back button after opening URL from (Twitter) application

When opening a URL in the official Android Twitter app it opens the native browser, showing the page for that URL. If I tap the back button in the browser (Galaxy S, 2.3.3, should it matter), one of ...
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Finding out the intents an app uses internally

I have an app (Smart Tools) that consists of mutiple distinct subapps. I would like to have an shortcut for a single subapp, so I wouldn't have to open it through the app's main menu. I'm pretty sure ...
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How can I make Android remember default apps after upgrades?

After choosing a default program for an action, every time an app gets updated that relates to that action, the OS unnecessarily asks which program to use. I can't be the only one to be aggravated by ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...