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[HELP] Using a button remapper tool to make the home button run a task?

4 hours 37 min ago


I'm trying to get my background to blur when I open my app drawer.

I've followed this tutorial and it works quite well, only issue is that if I press my home buttom rather than Back my background stays blurred as Tasker doesn't detect me getting out of my APPS screen.

Is there a way to have a the home button be detected as a change of screen? Maybe using a button remapper to send that info to Tasker?


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Projects tab all squashed on S8

8 hours 22 min ago

My projects tabs titles have become all squashed and unreadable on my S8 having a switched screen resolution to WQHD+

Any way to fix this?
here is the screenie

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How does AutoInput work without root access?

10 hours 43 min ago

So I didn't really know where to post this but I figure this is the best place, so AutoInput touches a specific place on the screen, from my research it seems you can do the same using shell commands, however you need root access.

So how come AutoInput can touch a place on the screen?

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What do you think should be more battery friendly...

15 hours 40 min ago

... using the event "battery changed" and run a task everytime it changes or using the state "battery level" and trigger tasks at the specified values (30 - 90 % for example)?

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[Help] Tasker, Sharp Tools, KLWP, and Smartthings together

16 hours 1 min ago

I'm trying to create text on my home screen that displays the status of my smart home monitor; armed or disarmed.

I've never really played with Tasker, but after some googling it seems to be how I would accomplish this. From what I can tell, to get smart things to integrate with Tasker, I have to go through Sharp Tools. So I linked my devices to sharp Tools, and then created a new task using the sharp Tools plug in to get the status of smart things. This puts out the variable %st_shm.

The problem arises when I try to use the KLWP plug in to send the variable. I've tried a million different ways to get a variable sent from tasker to KLWP but all I'm getting back is null.

I've tried googling for an answer, or any situation similar to this but nothing is coming up. I'm at a loss, and don't get why this is so difficult for me to accomplish.

On the KLWP tasker plug in, I set the tasker string to %st_shm with the Customer Variable shm. Then in KLWP I created a text module with $(tasker, shm)$. I've tried it with different variables and without the space but all I get is 'err: null' in response.

Any help is appreciated and I can provide more info if needed. Once again, I'm completely new to tasker so its probably an easy mistake I'm making. Its just driving me nuts.

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[help] Tasker eating more battery, process not responding, and tasks not functioning

17 hours 6 min ago

I have a pixel 2 XL running latest patch of Oreo. Since the January patch I seem to have been having issues with Tasker. Tasks that silence my phone, one based on time and one based on calendar, do not put the phone in do not disturb mode despite saying they are running. The app itself has been throwing "Tasker has stopped responding" errors randomly and is also running slowly when I am in it trying to mess with tasks. I have also noticed excessive battery drain that system is attributing to Tasker.

Any suggestions?

I'm about to uninstall the app and reinstall. I'll report back if it fixes, but I am open to suggestions. I'd like to try anything before I have to factory reset.

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[Help] 8.1 Oreo disturbs time activated profiles?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:22

Hey Guys,

i just completely factory reset my phone and upgraded it to 8.1 Oreo yesterday, and after setting everything up i found out that my time-based profiles in Tasker don't work. I only really have 3 Profiles atm, 1 to unlock my phone and remotely turn on my bluetooth speaker, 1 to Launch spotify and start a specific playlist and 1 test profile. Both the test profile and the first one i described are time activated profiles.

Since i switched to Oreo both of them just don't activate. The other Profile is triggered by the Ue Boom being connected to the phones bluetooth, which works just fine.

Tasker has all the permissions it wanted granted, i didn't really have any problems with the Profiles before switching to Oreo. So i guess my question is, is this an Oreo related problem, or am i just too thick to get it right?

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[Help] Connecting tasker, google home, and google sheets.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:21

So I just downloaded tasker, the autovoice plugin, and the spreadsheet plugin. I really don't know what I'm doing. My goal is to give a command to google home and have it respond with the contents of a few cells in a google spreadsheet I have. I'm not familiar with tasker and don't really know where to start. Could anyone help?

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[Help] Image analysis in Tasker

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:24

Is there any method or plugin to analyze an image and output coordinates to a variable? I can't use AutoInput's UI Query because the app I want to use it in doesn't have readable elements (thanks Unity).

I've managed to use OCR to check what screen I'm on, but need to manually set the coordinates for touches. This works for me, but I'd like to share my work with others in my game's community, and making them find and set the coordinates themselves would be a big hurdle for most.

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Dual sim change data on location

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:20

Hello everyone first time I've dabbled into automation.

Basically I have a mate 9 dual sim,

Everything works great but obviously only data can be used on 1 sim at a time.

I use 1 sim card for home (signal great, no work signal) and my other simcard for work ( no home signal at work)

So I'm hoping I could set my home simcard to work at home (near cell tower/GPS) and when I leave that location to turn off the home simcard full stop and use my work (signal is great everywhere apart from home) Im losing lots of battery at the minute when at work due to my home simcard trying to find signal at work.

Any help

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PSA: You can switch on/off charging in android (Moto Z Play)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:30

I had a hard time finding anything about this, but with google and reddit mojo i could find the switch in my Moto Z Play. In case anyone needs this: its 0 or 1 in "/sys/devices/soc/qpnp-smbcharger-17/power_supply/battery/charging_enabled" Set it with a simple (root needed) echo and your phone stops charging i.e. above 90%.

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Tasker notifications to GoogleHome - tutorial [How To]

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:40

As you remembver 3 weeks ago I posted this showcase - http://www.notenoughtech.com/home-automation/google-home-notifications/

Now the tutorial is ready and you can send any notification or information using Tasker to a Google Home speaker. (You can also send information from other computers and Raspberry Pi)

Here is how: http://www.notenoughtech.com/home-automation/google-home-notifications-tutorial/

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Problems with Tasker Tasks

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:03

I recently purchased a Google Pixel 2 XL and I'm currently running Android 8.1.0. Previously on my Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 7.1.0 I was able to activate tasks through Tasker simply by selecting them in the Nova App Search. I am currently unable to do this with my Pixel 2 XL. I have integrated Sesame with Nova, and I have granted Sesame, Nova, and Tasker all of the permissions that they have requested. Is there something more that I'm missing? Has Android 8.1.0 changed and limited this functionality? Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: I can see the Tasker tasks in the Nova App Search, however nothing happens when I select them. When I try to create a shortcut in Sesame I also get an error stating: "Error: Data Blocked, Please return to the main app and exit via the main screen."

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[Help] How much does costs purchasing every individual Auto App?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:46

I started to watch hollywoodfrodo's 101 Tasker guide to learn using this app I've purchased a month ago, so I got interested in getting AutoApps, since they seem to be important if I want to go deeper in Tasker learning/use. Another question is: is doing this a good idea? I've heard about the subscription, and it should be interesting to have all the apps, but I don't feel like paying for it every month if I want to have it forever (if I stop paying for).

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