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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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Useful or cool Tasker recipes [closed]

In a similar vein to this question, I'm interested in finding any useful recipes for Tasker. I've found several profiles and "Step Throughs" on their wiki, but would be interested in any others that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Save and hide notifications and then show them later

Is there any way I could hide notifications from certain apps entire, but then have them appear later at some specific time or event? Essentially, I'd like to contextually delay notifications ...
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How to use Tasker to close app on exit

I use my phone for private things such as social media and telephone banking. These apps that I won't want others to access if they had my phone and it was unlocked I have them blocked through App ...
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Can I program Tasker-like programs to do stuff if specific WiFi network is in range?

I'd like to try out Tasker, Llama or some such automated program. However, I do NOT want to program events based on GPS or other location information (for a variety of reasons not germane to this ...
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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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Dynamic launcher with Tasker?

I'd like to use Tasker to switch my launcher: when I'm at work I need certain apps to be easily available, while when I'm home I want Nova launcher with all my apps. How can I do that? Thanks.
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How to send a variable value to and receive it in a task?

I've a OnePlus One with rooted Cyanogen OS 12 and Tasker v4.8. I've a bash script in PC which when exiting requires a Tasker's task to be executed. I've seen the question Running a tasker task via ...
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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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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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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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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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Play songs randomly and endlessly

I made a profile in Tasker (it runs on boot) for my (rooted) Android box. The tasks are: screen always ON play randomly all the songs from a dedicated folder. It works. But I need to play ...
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Tasker double WiFi activation with 'or' statement

I have a Tasker app on my tablet, I want to make a profile which will trigger silent mode when 2 conditions are met: Connection with WiFi Network A is lost and either network B or C is connected. I ...
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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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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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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 to ...
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Tasker: switch on VPN when opening specific URL?

Tasker is an automation app for Android (see http://tasker.dinglisch.net/) I want to start VPN whenever I start http://*.intra.mycompany.com - as intra.mycompany.com are urls that are just accessible ...
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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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How can I disable notification for a specific gmail account during certain hours?

My work and personal emails are attached to my phone. I'd like to avoid getting any notifications of work emails after hours. If this can be done with Tasker, I can't figure out how. I can disable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...