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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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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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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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Block unknown callers at work, but let them through if they try again

I have Tasker for Android but I don't know enough about it to be able to implement this. I'd like this to occur when I am connected to a specific wireless network: If someone phones who isn't in my ...
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How would I use Tasker to boot my PC when I get home?

I have an Android phone running the Tasker app. I have a home computer running Windows 7 as well. Is there any way I can have Tasker detect that I've arrived at home, and send a "Wake On LAN" packet ...
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Force all WiFi traffic through VPN?

Is there any way to force Android to route all (but only) public WiFi traffic through a PPTP VPN? My phone basically has three connectivity scenarios: AT&T's HSPA+ or LTE. I don't want to use a ...
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Tasker: Run a task when a specific bluetooth device loses connection

I want to run a task every time my phone loses connection to my truck's bluetooth device. I can see a way to run a task when it connects, and obviously I can "invert" it, but inverting it doesn't ...
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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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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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What effect does tasker/locale have on battery life?

Locale and tasker look pretty cool. How much effect will they have on battery life?
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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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Unlock PC from Android

I was pretty sure this question wouldve been already asked, and I tried hard to find a solution but couldnt find much. I'm trying to lock/unlock my PC from my Android device. I dont want to use ...
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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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Is it possible to set CPU speed with Tasker?

For example: I would like to set my CPU to higher end for when running a specific application, such as psx4droid. Is this possible with Tasker? Or if not Tasker... any other app? SetCPU doesn't ...
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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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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 to use NFC tags to trigger profiles and tasks in Tasker?

I am planning to get some NFC tags which I want to use to control some profiles in Tasker. Where in Tasked can I choose NFC tag as my trigger? If that does not exist, how can I turn tasks on and off ...
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Launch a “shortcut” in Tasker?

Can Tasker launch an app's shortcut as an action? I can't find "Shortcuts" as an option in the "Select Action Category"-dialog when creating a new task. This works without problems in Locale.
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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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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 to turn on/off automatic date/time settings

I would like to be able to turn the automatic date time settings on and off from tasker. I don't see a way to do this directly but I can use tasker to issue a shell command. I know I can just use ...
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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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Tasker: How to trigger recheck of state context?

As I understand it, when I set Tasker to execute a tasks in a profile that has a state context it executes the tasks once - when the state condition becomes true. Is there a task command to make ...
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How to automatically use SKYPE when calling international number?

I'd like to program my phone such that if I call an international number it'd automatically use skype (or ask me to connect to skype if not connected), and if I call within the US it'd just use my ...
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Can I change system locale by command?

For some reason I need to change system locale temporarily. Can I change system locale using some command? or script? So that i can run it with tasker's built-in shell.
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Use Tasker with “OK Google” on Nexus 5

OK guys, I have searched and searched but cannot find an answer to this question. I want to link the "OK Google" phrase that starts a Google Now search on the Nexus 5 to Tasker, or more specifically ...
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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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What kind of power saving smarts does Android already have?

I just d/l tasker and it's been really interesting (although not as interesting as I would've liked since I feel a lot of the good features require a root). I would like to optimize my Galaxy s3 so ...
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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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How to automatically add a task to Astrid?

I would like to automatically add tasks to Astrid. For example, a task to chare the tablet when battery is low or a task for an epsiode the just runs according to EpisodeCalendar. I am using Tasker ...
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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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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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Root Terminal command to kill or stop a service?

The latest LiveView Application for my device keeps appearing on the status bar even if the LiveView device isn't connected. Since I can't find any means to disable this behavior, I want to create a ...
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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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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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Rename camera images from exif data using tasker

I apologize if this is a duplicate, I can't find anything up-to-date that really helps answer my question. I know this is nitpicky, but it's been a long battle and I am losing it. For some time, I ...
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How can I get Tasker to set my Google Chat Status?

I'd like my Google Chat status to update by task; specifically '@Work' and '@Home', on the obvious criteria. Is there a plugin or script that will allow me to set the status in a task? With additional ...
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Set a profile in Tasker to wipe the phone

Is it possible to create a profile in Tasker that completely wipes the phone? I ask because I haven't tried Tasker yet, and this might be enough to make me buy it. It doesn't matter how this profile ...
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Check if call is coming from a fixed or mobile phone with tasker

I'm setting up a profile in tasker that sends a text message to everyone who calls me during a meeting. However, I don't want to waste my my credit by sending messages to fixed phones. How can I check ...
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Can I use tasker to turn LTE/4G mode on/off on my Droid Bionic?

I'd like to turn LTE on while I'm at work and off at home; I have the appropriate profiles, but I can't find an appropriate action. Is this something that could be done with an intent?
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What is accessibility feature in Android?

I've seen a setting named Accessibility in my Android 5.0 and 4.2.1. I don't understand what it is and how can it be helpful to me? I would like to know what does it do? I noticed that there are ...
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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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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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Tasker: How to disable profile while phone is locked

guys, I have started using Tasker,and I absolutely love it. I figured out I could write a recipe for me to start Google Now bt simply shaking the phone, and it worked. One problem, though. If the ...
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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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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 Chrome ...
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Tasker Newbie Question

I am learning tasker and reading up tutorial on http://tasker.dinglisch.net/tour.html. If you look at the picture, you can see the two same tasks "Set Widget Icon". Is that a typo, or something I do ...
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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 does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

So I've noticed that NFC Task Launcher can toggle the Power Saving mode for the Galaxy s3. Obviously then, this is not a secure setting that requires root access (eg. turning GPS on / off). So is it ...