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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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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 update the “multiwindow” setting in Tasker?

My GS3 just received an OTA update that gave me a multiwindow setting. Cool! Except, I want to turn it off automatically when I'm using apps that take up the full screen (like some games). I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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Tasker: How can I close chrome when at a specific website?

I'm a student and new to Tasker. I would like to be able to close Chrome whenever I go to certain websites (in order to help me get distracted less) but I'm not sure how to go about checking the web ...
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How Can I Stop This Tasker Profile From Toggling Back and Forth?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Tasker 4.0u1 installed. I have a "Low Light" profile which activates ScreenFilter when %LIGHT == 0 (and I'm not in certain apps which don't react well to the filter ...
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Tasker: For a user running in background, create a profile that would be triggered when a notification from an app comes up

The simple and plain event profile from Event → UI → Notification → an app doesn't get triggered if the user (for which Tasker is running) is in background because "Notifications for ...
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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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How can I set Tasker to change “Network Operator Settings”?

I have a "femtocell" in my house due to poor signal quality. I am living in Japan now. I have to change the Android setting manually each time I get home as described below. There is a auto changer ...
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Tasker, how to append a string to a variable

Tasker is making this simple task complicated. I am doing a "Send Intent" action within a task and I need the extra 1 and extra 2 to be a string concatenated to a number variable concatenated to ...
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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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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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Copy Directory to SMB Share Through Terminal

On Rooted Android 4.1, I have it set up to be able to make NAndroid backups through terminal emulator. What I hope to do is schedule a Tasker job to create a NAndroid backup and then copy/move it ...
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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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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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How to use Tasker and call an activity within an app called WiWo?

WiWo is an app for controlling a WiFi socket. Unfortunately it has no Tasker integration or even a widget. I was therefore wondering whether I could hook into any of the app's activities (image below)...
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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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Turn on bluetooth if wifi is not connected to some network and turn off wifi after that

I've managed to do that, but I have a problem. First, bluetooth turned on even If I was turning wifi off manually, which is not what I wanted. I wanted bluetooth to turn once I'm out of home. So I ...
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Easy Flashlight/Torch Toggle easily using tasker

I want to turn on the torch on the device by pressing the power button 3 times(or something convenient) and display a notification saying "Flashlight ON" and turn it off by simply swiping out(clearing)...
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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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Create Calendar events via Tasker that starts when entering a location and ends when leaving it

I want to use tasker to log how much time I spent at a location. I would like tasker to create a calender entry when I enter a location and have the end of the calender event be when I leave the ...
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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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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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How to get tomorrow's date and next week's number for use in Tasker

Based on this answer I am looking for a way how to get tommorow's date and next week number to use in Tasker app, Run Shell Command. I have tried: date -d '+1 day' +"%Y%m%d" and similar, but still ...
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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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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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Tasker to programmatically uninstall apps

I would like to setup a tasker profile to check every predetermined time for any apps not on my approved list (BaselineApps.txt) and uninstall them. I am a noob to shell scripting and tasker. This is ...
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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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Automatic redial for interrupted calls

How do I make phone redial when call was dropped or interrupted? Any solutions are appreciated, whether Android built-in or tasker scripts.
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Help Translating Android Shortcut Code into Send Intent Tasker Action

I want to launch an app's (Join) built in shortcut (Remote SMS) using Tasker. I could do it using a 3rd party plug-in but for my purposes need to do it directly in Tasker using the Send Intent task. ...
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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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Automatically disable mobile hotspot when no device is connected, using Tasker

I am trying to create a task which automatically disables mobile hotspot (tethering) when no device is connected. I successfully created similar tasks for bluetooth and wifi, however wifi mobile ...
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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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Is there any way to programmatically turn on airplane mode on non-rooted android?

I used to use Tasker tasks to turn airplane mode on and off automatically when I needed it. Now, it seems, this requires root. But rooting my phone bans me from using Android Pay or any other ...
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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 e.g. I get a lot of messages from my bank due to transactions I make. At ...
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Stop connecting to a particular wifi network based on my location

I'm trying to get my head aroud how to use Tasker to solve a problem I face. In short, I am exposed to two wifi networks that have the same SSID, 'NETGEAR' . One is in use at my parents, and my phone ...
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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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Automatically Extract Text from any app using Tasker

I've recently started playing with automation of simple routines in my Android device, and I've encountered an issue I cannot seem to solve. What I need is a way to detect if a change to the ...
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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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Change control of a bluetooth device

when i'm in car my smartphones connects to the bluetooth and i can control the player using the car hifi remote. the "next track" buttons don't jump to the next track in my podcast player it for jump ...
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A script that sends sms to the GPS tracker to turn on and off the alarms

I've just bought a Lekemi GPS tracker to protect my car. it works like this : if someone moves the car it sends to me an SMS message. And it sends to me another SMS if someone exceeds the speed ...
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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 ...