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Is listening for Intents batteryfriendly?

29 min 44 sec ago

Hey i wondered if i set up a profile which listens for broadcast intents has a big impact on battery life. For example i want to monitor if my Wifi connection changes.

I could do that with a timed profile:

trigger task which checks %WIFII every 10 min or so.


wait for intent android.net.wifi.STATE_CHANGE and then trigger a task wich checks %WIFII.

I would guess the intent way is better, because with the first method running a task every 10 min does WAKE the device if im right and for the second, the Intents are send by the system anyway, so why dont catch them...???

Or does the benefit go away because tasker has to monitor the broadcast intents?

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Looking to run tasks like a subscription

7 hours 37 min ago

Is it at all possible for Tasker to receive have actions running in parallel?

I'd like to have different people text me and then receive a motivational text every day for a week. The idea is that each week long "subscription" would be handled by Tasker alternating the WAIT action (which I believe is handled by an alarm being set for Tasker to do an action, rather than an actual countdown) with a SEND SMS action.

It seems like the current set up works OK if only one person texts in, but a 2nd "subscriber" picks up the text stream at that point and the texts to the original "subscriber" stop.

I have set the collision handling to run both tasks at the same time.

It seems it is theoretically doable for Tasker to do this, but any help would be appreciated!

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Destroy scene not working.

7 hours 39 min ago

I have a scene with a number picker and a button. The button runs a different task and is supposed to destroy the scene after it is pressed and run the task but the screen just stays up. I have tried changing the "display as" settings but that doesn't seem to help.

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Tasker standalone app runs task immediately instead of waiting for profile to trigger

7 hours 42 min ago

I'm making a standalone app for my friend to help him download youtube videos.

I have a Profile with "Application > Youtube" and "Variable Set > %CLIP" as triggers which detects when you copy a link to clipboard while in the youtube app. When this happens it runs a task which brings up a menu asking if you want to proceed.

This works fine when the profile is running from Tasker but when I export a standalone app from the project and run the app, it just comes up with the menu straight away. I want it to run in the background and wait for the conditions to be met before bringing up the menu.

Can anyone help me?

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Weekly [Discussion] Thread

8 hours 30 min ago

Pull up a chair and put that work away, it's Friday! /r/Tasker open discussion starts now

Allowed topics - Post your tasks/profiles

  • Screens/Plugins

  • "Stupid" questions

  • Anything Android

Happy Friday!

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Stop Task from being executed repeatedly

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:40

Hey guys,

I'm very new to tasker and this is my first post in this sub, so I'm sorry if this is against the rules.

I have a profile setup that activates when my Sleep alarm goes off which sends a notification to my phone. If I hit snooze and the alarm goes off again it sends the notification again. I basically want the task to be able to only run once every X hours. Is there a way I can accomplish that?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Navigation bar edit is stuck

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:37

I tried to make a task using the navigation bar button edits, and now I lost my main navigation buttons.

I tried to restart my device, but the edit (putting clipboard as middle button) persists.

How can I reset my nav bar to the original way?

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Using google home voice controls to unlock Schlage door lock with Smartthings, sharptools and tasker

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:59

Hi All,

I am very new to tasker and sharptools and am completely lost in trying to accomplish my goal. Using Smartthings and Google home I want to be able to unlock my door using a phrase that only I know.

How can I get this done? I have tried watching tutorials but the the systems are so complicated that I just cannot figure it out. I have Smartthings linked up into my sharptools but setting up the automation in tasker is where I am stuck.



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[HELP] Receive telegram notification when file is downloaded.

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47

Here's what I want to make happen:

I want to receive message on telegram when the file download is completed.

Progress So Far:

I've created a bot using botfather and connected it to a channel. Tasker successfully sends messages to it when action is executed. I'm using Auto Notifications to intercept notification of uc browser. I also found out using Auto Notification helper task that on completion of download %antexts() changes to this values: UC Music, File Name,Successfully downloaded.

Now, the Problem is I created a profile and it would run and send message to my telegram channel when the uc browser starts downloading and not when it finishes downloading. How do I query notification every few seconds to monitor changes in values and trigger task as soon as it's value has text: Successfully downloaded?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Google-Home supports now chaining commands for 2-Devices in German-Language!

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:26

Google-Home supports now to chain 2-Commands in One-Sentence in German-Language (For example, - Turn on the kitchen-light and turn off the bathroom-light!), and it works! Can Anybody confirm this?

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Using Custom Settings/Blue Light Filter to Detect Sunrise/Sunset

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:17

I'm trying to set up a profile to increase brightness close to max when BT connected to my car, Waze is open and it's daylight. The BT connected and Waze open is fine. I couldn't find an easy native way for Tasker to tell sunrise/sunset so I decided to try custom settings to check the value of the blue light filter to tell if it's daytime or not. If the blue light filter is on, do nothing, if it's off increase brightness. It's fine during the day but at night sometimes it brightens the screen and sometimes it doesn't and occasionally it will go back and forth on it's own. Should this method work? If so what should I look for that's going wrong? Is there a better way? I can't get the task from my phone at the moment to share it.

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[Help] Can't get this to work!

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:05


This is the script i'm trying to replicate but to no avail please help!


js (27) A1: HTML Popup [ Code:<body> Actual Money Value: <input type="text" id="displayedresources" value="1990"> <br> Encrypted Money Value1 (Search): <br> <h1><label id="encval1">0</label></h1> Encrypted Money Value2 (Recommended to search for this first and use substract 4 from it's Address to get the first Value): <br> <h1><label id="encval2">0</label></h1> <input type="button" id="calculate" value="Calculate" /> </body> Layout:HTML Popup Timeout (Seconds):600 Show Over Keyguard:On ] A2: JavaScriptlet [ Code:function caclulateEncVal() { var orig = $('#displayedresources').val(); var i, buffer1, buffer2, enc1, enc2; for (i = 0; i < 32; i++) { buffer1 = i % 2 == 0 ? orig >>> i & 1 : 0; buffer2 = i % 2 == 0 ? 0 : orig >>> i & 1 ^ 1; enc1 = enc1 | buffer1 << i; enc2 = enc2 | buffer2 << i; } $('#encval1').text(enc1); $('#encval2').text(4294967296 + enc2); } $('#calculate').click(caclulateEncVal); Libraries: Auto Exit:Off Timeout (Seconds):45 ] A3: Variable Query [ Title:Value Variable:%orig Input Type:Normal Text Default: Background Image: Layout:Variable Query Timeout (Seconds):40 Show Over Keyguard:On ] A4: Variable Set [ Name:%converted To:%enc1

%enc2 Recurse Variables:Off Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] A5: Set Clipboard [ Text:%converted Add:Off ]


<TaskerData sr="" dvi="1" tv="4.9u3m"> <Task sr="task27"> <cdate>1547716570199</cdate> <edate>1547745531847</edate> <id>27</id> <nme>js</nme> <pri>100</pri> <Action sr="act0" ve="7"> <code>941</code> <Str sr="arg0" ve="3"><body> Actual Money Value: <input type="text" id="displayedresources" value="1990"> <br> Encrypted Money Value1 (Search): <br> <h1><label id="encval1">0</label></h1> Encrypted Money Value2 (Recommended to search for this first and use substract 4 from it's Address to get the first Value): <br> <h1><label id="encval2">0</label></h1> <input type="button" id="calculate" value="Calculate" /> </body></Str> <Str sr="arg1" ve="3">HTML Popup</Str> <Int sr="arg2" val="600"/> <Int sr="arg3" val="1"/> </Action> <Action sr="act1" ve="7"> <code>129</code> <Str sr="arg0" ve="3">function caclulateEncVal() { var orig = $('#displayedresources').val(); var i, buffer1, buffer2, enc1, enc2; for (i = 0; i < 32; i++) { buffer1 = i % 2 == 0 ? orig >>> i & 1 : 0; buffer2 = i % 2 == 0 ? 0 : orig >>> i & 1 ^ 1; enc1 = enc1 | buffer1 << i; enc2 = enc2 | buffer2 << i; } $('#encval1').text(enc1); $('#encval2').text(4294967296 + enc2); } $('#calculate').click(caclulateEncVal);</Str> <Str sr="arg1" ve="3"/> <Int sr="arg2" val="0"/> <Int sr="arg3" val="45"/> </Action> <Action sr="act2" ve="7"> <code>595</code> <Str sr="arg0" ve="3">Value</Str> <Str sr="arg1" ve="3">%orig</Str> <Int sr="arg2" val="0"/> <Str sr="arg3" ve="3"/> <Str sr="arg4" ve="3"/> <Str sr="arg5" ve="3">Variable Query</Str> <Int sr="arg6" val="40"/> <Int sr="arg7" val="1"/> </Action> <Action sr="act3" ve="7"> <code>547</code> <Str sr="arg0" ve="3">%converted</Str> <Str sr="arg1" ve="3">%enc1

%enc2</Str> <Int sr="arg2" val="0"/> <Int sr="arg3" val="0"/> <Int sr="arg4" val="0"/> </Action> <Action sr="act4" ve="7"> <code>105</code> <Str sr="arg0" ve="3">%converted</Str> <Int sr="arg1" val="0"/> </Action> </Task> </TaskerData>

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Pixel 3 - Dim screen brightness and night mode

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:35

I have set up a tasker command to dim my screen to a lower brightness and turn on night mode at a specific time. I am having two issues with this:

When I set the screen brightness level to 1, the screen only dims to 50% of the maximum brightness. Going the other way, a value of 255 sets the screen to 100%. Is there a way to decrease the screen brightness beyond halfway?

Additionally, trying to toggle night mode on does not work at all.

I'm using a pixel 3 xl and am up to date on all app and software updates as far as I am aware. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I find Tasker tough to figure out, but, there are two things I think Tasker and some support could help me with....

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:44

I am looking to reset the google advertising ID on a regular basis (daily), and only have apps that use location have access to location services when in use.

Thanks in advance for any help that might be provided. I have an s9+ on pie.

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Steganography for Tasker?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:06

I've added a feature request for this.

What do you reckon?

A simple and easy way to hide text messages in photos. Send your hidden message and recipient can decode it after everyone else just sees CanIHazCheezburger cats when it's safe.

Yay, nay?

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[AutoTools-SecureSettings] Strange behaviour for Android Pie and Mobile Data

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:05


maybe someone has an idea on what might have happened after my update to EMUI 9 (Honor 10 View).

With Android 8 I had setup Tasker and AutoTools to switch automatically mobile data according to Wifi connection status. This worked perfectly. WIth 9 it now switches mobile data off as expected but no longer turns it on again. Only the Quick Settings Tile turn from gray to blue.

I checked if the secure settings got modified, but they are still the same - as far as I can see. I also checked the rights for secure settings, also fine.

Any hint will be welcome.

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If I disable this notification, will tasker work still work smoothly...

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:18

Here is notification image.. One in red circle .

Notification is constantly there. 24*7. I don't want people to know I have installed tasker in my phone. It can be disabled from setting notifications off.. If I am not wrong.

Will it matters if turned notifications off?

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Android Intent WiFi SSID with Tasker

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:40

Hi All,

Is there a possibility in Tasker to get the connected WiFi SSID with an Android Intent, I’ve tried:

  1. android.net.wifi.supplicant.CONNECTION_CHANGE: this Intent won’t fire when my WiFi connects to a network only when my WiFi turns on.

  2. android.net.wifi.STATE_CHANGE: this Intent returns %networkinfo which among others contains the friendly name of the SSID specified as ‘extra’. How can I parse the variable to get the information I need or does Tasker return a variable which contains the friendly name like %bssid which contains the networks MAC-id. I’ve already tried %extra, %extra_info, %extrainfo but they don’t work.

Or are there better Intents to work with?

I know there are default options in Tasker to do this but I want to use an Intent.

Grtz Mark

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