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Setting tasker to launch a chrome homescreen web app or launch a browser in full screen

Now that Chrome can create homescreen web apps , is there a way to launch these with tasker? If not, is is possible to set tasker to launch a browser in full screen mode?
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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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Opening URLs in Tasker and get HTTP response and content successfully

I am currently doing an automation in Tasker wherein I can open URLs on browser one by one. So far, I have successfully opened URLs by putting the URL list in a text file and have Tasker access it. My ...
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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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Checking if audio is playing with bash script on Tasker

I have the small script below to check if audio is in use on my Android. if grep -q RUNNING /proc/asound/card*/pcm*/sub*/status; then echo "Playing" ; else echo "Idle"; fi It works nicely in the ...
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Tasker stops executing tasks after a certain period

For some reason I'm having problem with using Tasker on my Huawei Ascend P6: Android: 4.2.2 My phone is running the official ROM (but rooted!) Run Foreground is checked under Menu / Prefs / Monitor /...
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Setting Tasker app to disable one finger touch after opening a specific app?

I need to disable one finger touch (2 or more fingers touch is still allowed) after opening an app. Can I use Tasker app to do it ?
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How to implement AOD functionality in Rom that lacks it (LOS)?

I'm using latest unofficial LOS 18.1 (by zeelog) on my Redmi Note 4/ mido. It works super-well and smooth and has everything I need - except for AOD (Always On Display). Before I go into more detail, ...
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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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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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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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Reacting to Bluetooth Disconnection

I have a problem where disconnecting from various bluetooth devices switches my phone into Silent Mode. This is causing me to miss important calls and messages. There are quite a few different devices ...
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Prevent %VOLA from changing

Tasker doesn't change neither %VOLA or %VOLM when i lower them on volume panel. It is a problem since i have a bad habit of setting alarm volume to 0 when i am at school.
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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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Detect foreground application when in immersive mode

There are several applications able to force the so called immersive ("full screen") mode. (Power Toggles being one of them) My problem is that, in that configuration, Tasker and similar ...
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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Tasker: Conditionally End Calls for Contact Group

Dear Android Enthusiasts: Just got myself an Android for work and started fiddling with Tasker. The goal consists of two parts, the first part is to send calls from a specific Contact Group ('Work') ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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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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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 to automatically delete photos after google plus upload?

Once Google plus uploads the images, then it automatically delete the image files on the phone for more storage space. Is it possible? Can it be used with tasker or any other app?
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Security options greyed out

There was a great thread on the same subject. Security options grayed out I am in the same situation where I need to keep the certificates on the android phone. And the ActiveSync certificates ...
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No active profile issue for Tasker to Zooper widget

I am trying to get new mail notification from Tasker to Zooper widget, following the instructions given here. But Tasker says "No Active profile" and new mail updates are not coming until I run the "...
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Can I use Tasker to enable and disable WiFi hotspot functionality?

I have an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android phone (HTC One) and I use my phone as a WiFi hotspot so that my tablet (which doesn't have it's own internet connection) can access the internet when ...
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Shortening URLs using goo.gl and Tasker

I'm trying to use Tasker to shorten URLs. Previously, I don't think this was possible, but v1.3 added support for https. I've tried following the instructions here: https://developers.google.com/url-...
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/TASKER/ Voice Command on Bluetooth Connect

Got a new bluetooth radio in my car and want to add voice control when it is connected. I was thinking that when it either first connects it listens once so I can open up the music app of my choice ...
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Tasker Volume does not work

I use the latest version of tasker. I created a simple task Category Audio and then Media volume and system volume. I set both of them to the maximum (15). However, when I run the tasks, the volume ...
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How to launch Tasker Task from app drawer? Can't move shortcut from home screen into app drawer

I have created a shortcut/widget to link to a Task in Tasker. This shortcut/widget appears on the home screen. I don't like the clutter and would like to move it into the app drawer. How can I do this?...
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Turn bluetooth on when screen off and volume key is pressed

I would like to be able to toggle bluetooth on when phone screen is off (locked) and I press the volume up button, ideally twice (two quick presses). What options do I have to accomplish this on a ...
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How to automate user actions?

I've seen a few questions similar to this before, but they all seem to be concerned with performing tasks in apps rather than actually simulating user action (e.g. swipes, taps, keypresses, etc.) in a ...
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Send SMS to myself for free

I'm testing a Tasker script that looks for a sequence inside a received SMS. The problem is: who will send me this SMS ? I could steal another phone and send me a text, but I'd be charged for the SMS'....
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How to use Events in Tasker?

I clicked on Profiles + Event and selected the event that I want (Net > bluetooth connection) and it shows me two input fields with Name and Address and a list of variables above. Ok I select the ...
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How to disable popup when turning on/off Wifi in Tasker

I have Tasker on 2 phones. One is Huawei, Android version 9 while the other is KTouch, Android Version 8.1. Both have the same settings provided (Battery optimization disabled, Usage access enabled ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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make google voice forwarding number the same

I have a tasker script that triggers based on number. Is there a way to keep my Google Voice number the same? I am giving my Google Voice number out to the public and I don't want anyone to know my ...
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If I'm connected to device A don't connect to device B

I often find myself in my car following my wife until our commutes separate. When arriving at stop signs for instance, my audio regularly cuts out and transfers to the BT Audio in her vehicle. I'd ...
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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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How can I trigger an action on one Android device with another Android device?

I recently got a new device and my old device will now be used as a music player with my bluetooth speaker. However, I wanna save battery by not having the old device's bluetooth on the whole time. ...
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Using TASKER to automatically change launcher/theme when launcher/theme is changed by other program

I am using a Huawei P9+ running on Android 7 (Nougat) and one of the annoying things with it is from time to time, the theme reverts back to the ugly Huawei Home theme, even though I use Nova Launcher ...
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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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Run app shortcuts from adb?

How do I run app shortcuts from a computer via adb am? I do know this can be achieved but don't know the syntex of the command.. The Intent task (a tasker plugin) shows some command related text which ...