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Tasker: Need help automating media activities

Poweramp is a popular media player. I made a loop to check a few things: If Poweramp is running If a jack is plugged If the volumes are according Almost everything work, except Tasker doesn't seem ...
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detect home without location enabled

I 'd like my phone to detect if I'm home and then disable the lockscreen. My first idea was to use the smart unlock feature but I don't have a connected bluetooth device at home to use as trusted ...
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Resigning app and shared user ID

I have a very old version of Tasker I use to create apps for an e-ink reader running Android 2.1 (Eclair). After a recent (security) update to the OS, I found I could not install Tasker unless I ...
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Read the URL of currently open tab in a browser, every time it changes

I use Logitech media server (LMS) to play my music on a DLNA device. The server also has a youtube plugin and can play the sound of youtube videos if a specific url, which contains the youtube video ...
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Block outgoing call by prefix in Tasker

I want to black all outgoing calls by country code, or ideally block calls to all countries except one. I found this answer which refers to incoming blocking but cannot adapt it to outgoing calls, I'...
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How would I capture the user logout event on Tasker?

I'd like to execute an action when I switch users on my Android device, clicking in another user. This switching movement is what I call logout in the question. What event/state/other should I use to ...
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How Do I Get the Phone to Automatically Open My Gate for Package Delivery?

The intercom dials my number and the phone needs to press '9' to open the gate (the call disconnects when it does). I want it to do this by itself any time someone uses the intercom (I can't answer ...
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S-Pen only (touch screen disabled)?

I take hand written notes on my Samsung Tablet S3, as well as my Samsung Note 8 phone, using the S Pen. Both are on Android 9. Palm rejection and other accidental touches are mostly rejected, but ...
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Profiling tasker tasks for best performance

I'm working on a project to intercept the android.bluetooth.device.action.BATTERY_LEVEL_CHANGED intent using tasker and shunt the battery level to display as a widget on my smartwatch. I'm planning on ...
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Have tasker autodial, then hang up after 2 rings

It seems like dialing a call is a blocking action so following it with "end call" doesn't do anything.
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Tasker not detecting bluetooth

Has anyone found a solution for this bug? Millions of open and never solved threads over google about this... Probably the authors abandoned. Just migrated to an Oreo phone. It used to work ...
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How can I emulate pressing another application's Quick Settings tile?

I'd like to programatically press another application's Quick Settings Tile, e.g. from the shell or Tasker. In this particular case, I'd like to press ProtonVPN's tile in order to automate connecting ...
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Get alarm alert when receiving an email from specific sender

Is there an app or setting in gmail where I can get alarmed for urgent email based on the sender. From googling, it seems Gmail had a setting to set a ringtone for specific label, but this feature ...
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Running an app locally

First statement. Deffo a noob ! I am wondering if anyone can suggest a program that can create a "quick and dirty" little script. I don't really want to go down the "studio" route unless I have to as ...
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How to query contact details for linked messaging apps profiles (Specially Telegram) and launch them with tasker?

Since the TouchlessChat app was deleted from the PlayStore I am trying to create a task that simulates the behavior of it. Right now I am able to capture my message using voice and get the contact ...
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Check for install then uninstall with Tasker

I'm new to tasker, just got it today. I want to set up a profile that looks at the apps I am installing and if it is on some block-list, uninstalls it. I've seen this answer (to a related question): ...
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How to automatically trigger missed Tasker profiles after power outage?

I have a phone running Android 8(Non rooted) and tasker with some tasks scheduled to run at specific time. How can I make tasks which hadn't run because the phone was out of power, to run when power ...
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How to have different Enter and Exit conditions for a context in tasker?

I'm using Tasker with a set of conditions on a context. I want the context to be only entered when the screen is off. However, I don't want the context to be exited by merely turning on the screen; ...
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Turning off my phone when power is disconnected

I am using Tasker to do some scheduling tasks and it is working all flawlessly. Now there is one thing where I am stuck at. I want to turn airplan mode on and power off my phone whenever the charging ...
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Receive whatsapp notification only between a certain time

I want to receive all WhatsApp messages only between 11-12 p.m everyday.How to do this? Can tasker app help in this.Or a script which can be used. Also please note that only messages should be queued ...
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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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Tasker: Task after receiving email

Can I initaite any task in tasker app if i receive email from specific id with particular subject like we do in case of sms.
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How to detect locked screen in Tasker?

If like to be able to detect a locked screen in Tasker without polling. https://www.reddit.com/r/tasker/comments/3y3kpx/how_to_query_tasker_if_the_screen_is_locked_or_not/ has a solution that polls.
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Power button no longer turns screen on/off - apps don't fix this properly, cannot turn off phone to root it, help!

I dropped my phone into water the other day and the power button has stopped working. What is odd though is that I can force restart the phone by holding power+volume down, it's just the power button ...
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Can spammers use the phone number being called as their spoof number?

I originally bought Tasker several (5?) years ago to screen calls by: 1) blocked name/number--hang up 2) not in my contact list 3) family 4) friends (in my contact list but not family or ...
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Why Tasker can't recognize WIFI SSID

After I changed my device and import the tasker's profiles from the old Samsung to the new one (Huawei), the "Wifi connected" state can't recognize the SSID any longer. I can confirm it's related to ...
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Help automating Wi-Fi Calling or Airplane mode toggle with Tasker

I am absolutely 100% new to Tasker. I have bought and install this app to automate a few things which IFTTT simply can't. Here is the situation : My bedroom is in a basement apartment and so I do ...
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Why can't Tasker manage battery mode on my rooted Pixel?

I've been using Tasker to mute my phone at work. I recently added some nested tasks to enable and disable battery saver mode when I arrive and leave. However, it doesn't seem to have permission. The ...
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tasker read numbers one by one

I am using this task to say loud numbers from SMS: Variable Section: %SMSRB From 1, Length 6, Store Result in %SMSNUM Variable Search Replace: %SMSNUM (?!^), Replace Matches, Replace With , Variable ...
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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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How to open a file located in a non-sdcard directory in Tasker?

How can one open a file located in a subfolder of the rootfolder, using tasker, in LineageOS 14.1? My attempts so far have been to: Create a new task in tasker. Check if tasker has root permission ...
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How to change user account with Tasker?

Is there way to change user account with tasker?
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How to use a music player notification's play button state as an event for Tasker

Is it possible to read the state of the "play" button inside a music app's notification and use it as an event to activate/deactivate a Tasker profiles? I need to run certain commands when playback ...
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One click Google Photos backup & sync turn on/off

Google photos has this option nested within it settings → backup & sync. I use Xposed Edge for various gesture based activities in which you can configure an apps activity as gesture. But I ...
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Enable/disable navbar NO REBOOT

I am using Linage 16 and there I have got enable navbar setting. I want to enable navbar using Tasker program. I have read some info here: Enable On-screen navigation in CM12 (Lollipop) using shell? . ...
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Tasker - To switch between Wifi and Mobile Data

Can Tasker be programmer to do a one click: 1. Turn off Wifi and turn on Mobile Data 2. Turn off Mobile Data and then Turn On Wifi I want something that's quick, one click to switch to WIFI only or ...
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Tasker - read the ping time

we can use ping shell command in tasker to see if a domain is online or not but can we get the ping time too? like in pc when you ping that shows a "time=xx" can we somehow access to that in tasker?
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Tasker - turn off wifi IF there's no internet connection

i can't figure it out how to do this and all other tutorials are outdated and i have not some options they do (like a check box next to the time to set variable). so please don't mark this question as ...
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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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Automatically disable SIM 2 while SIM 1 has signal?

Is it possible (via Tasker or otherwise) to automatically disable a SIM when the other one has a signal, and to similarly re-enable it once the other loses signal?
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How determine if Java object is null or not in Tasker?

I want a Tasker task that reads SMS from a particular person and extracts some information out of the latest message. For example, I get a lot of messages from my bank due to the transactions I make. ...
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Tasker service still want to start after uninstalling it

Here is a warning from my Logcat 07:04:44.099 ActivityManager( 1143) Unable to start service Intent { act=android.service.notification.NotificationListenerService cmp=net.dinglisch.android....
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Can't access Gmail Inbox trough Sqlite3, mailstore.email@gmail.db doesn't exist Android nougat

I used this to get all emails on inbox (on android shell or through tasker running a shell command): sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.gm/databases/mailstore.YOUREMAIL@gmail.com.db "SELECT ...
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Create a persistant notification out of a non-persistant one

I'm looking for a way to make my Todoist notifications more "sticky" or persistent. I've used reminder apps that let you have notifications that keep coming up even after you dismiss them unless you ...
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How to keep Bluetooth Tethering enabled on LineageOS / how to enable it with Tasker on Moto G 2 LTE?

I need to share wifi connection from my Moto to iPhone over Bluetooth with minimal or no manual interaction on Moto G. How can I make Bluetooth Tethering always enabled (On) at a LineageOS 14.1 ...
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Termux - Cannot run python file in tasker

I am trying to run a python file in termux for use in tasker. The termux tasker plugin requires an executable (you can't just run a command like "python something.py"). However, running chmod +x ...
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Method to block calls on dual SIM and block notifications from some apps (scheduled)

I recently got a Motorola G5S Smartphone with Android 7.1.1 with Dual SIM. One SIM is work-related, the other private. Also, every App on my phone is either work-related or private. I'm searching for ...
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Tasker - overlay not working

I own a rooted Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone and experience phantom touches in a horizontal rectangular zone on my touchscreen. To fix this, I am trying to create a transparent blocking overlay ...
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Auto start two apps on split screen after reboot

I have Two running Android apps (used for surveillance and doorbell) permanently and simultaneously on split screen. Sometimes, the person who used the device (for personal purposes) forget to get ...
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How to use Tasker with the new OpenVPN version?

I usually use OpenVPN Connect android client for connecting to my OpenVPN server in a raspberry. I also use Tasker to automatically connect to the VPN when I am outside from home. My configuration is: ...

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