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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Well, I have removed Locale and I'm giving Tasker the 7 day trial. So far I LOVE that it has everything that Locale requires a plugin for...

However, it's not working. I have two profile set against each other to test the 'priority levels'. Both use the same GPS location condition, but they have the wifi settings opposed. Strangely, the help menu does not specify which takes precendence between the lower priority number or the higher priority number (Higher number = Higher priority? Or Closer to priority #1 = higher priority???). Not that it matters, so far it won't change wifi state at all when I swap which profile has the higher number. I can put option 1 as the higher number and apply all the settings, and then switch them up... no matter which way I go with it, the wifi stays on.

It's just not working for me. Any tips? (Yes, Tasker does recognize that both situations are in effect).
I don't know how it's intended to work in this situation. My first guess would be that it sees conflicting settings and ignores them both.

Have you tried each profile on its own, with the other one disabled? If so, do they each work as expected with the other disabled?

I can tell you that a task with a priority of 10 will be executed before a task with a priority of 1, and that exit tasks have a higher priority than enter tasks. Also, any Wait actions within a task will allow another task to "jump in" even if it's a lower priority task.

Unlike (what I remember about) Locale, the profiles themselves don't have a priority.

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Damn, I thought you meant it would read text messages. I am trying to get either Locale or Tasker to read my text messages to me while I am in the car and stop reading them when I am anywhere else. I had it working beautifully on Locale before the 2.2 update... now I am struggling to find a way to get it working again.
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Damn, I thought you meant it would read text messages. I am trying to get either Locale or Tasker to read my text messages to me while I am in the car and stop reading them when I am anywhere else. I had it working beautifully on Locale before the 2.2 update... now I am struggling to find a way to get it working again.
Have you tried the steps here? I don't understand texting so I haven't tried it out.
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THANK YOU! I can finally dump drivesafe.ly! OMG! I am kicking Locale to the curb! Holy Sh*t this is GREAT! Tasker has restored key functionality to my phone through this ability!

...Any ideas on how to change the thing from reading the phone number out loud, to the sender's name?
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Tasker doesn't support that yet, but I'm pretty sure it's on the to do list.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set "OR" conditions in Tasker? I would like to setup a situation with multiple location conditions that will change my settings and launch an app when I am at any of them. Is there any way to do this without setting up an entirely new situation for each and every location?
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set "OR" conditions in Tasker? I would like to setup a situation with multiple location conditions that will change my settings and launch an app when I am at any of them. Is there any way to do this without setting up an entirely new situation for each and every location?
Not really sure, but once you create your first profile, just clone it and change the location.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set "OR" conditions in Tasker? I would like to setup a situation with multiple location conditions that will change my settings and launch an app when I am at any of them. Is there any way to do this without setting up an entirely new situation for each and every location?
Can you give an example of what you're wanting to do? There are no or conditions that I'm aware of, but it may be possible to program what you want anyway and work around that limitation.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set "OR" conditions in Tasker? I would like to setup a situation with multiple location conditions that will change my settings and launch an app when I am at any of them. Is there any way to do this without setting up an entirely new situation for each and every location?
Hi. I've had to do something similar for a particular GPS location. I've used a couple of variables to manage additional states outside of what Tasker can by itself determine for a context. I have two I typically use, %DIRECTION and %DRIVING which I set within various other contexts. Then when other GPS contexts occur I have IF conditions decide what to do based upon the values of these variables.

I also use Time checks for some (turn off Bluetooth when I arrive at my parking lot in the morning, since I'm leaving the car and heading to work, turn it on in the afternoon since I'm coming back to the car) IF conditions too.

If you can describe in a bit more detail what you'd like to accomplish I'd be glad to try and help.

Glad you're enjoying Tasker.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to set "OR" conditions in Tasker? I would like to setup a situation with multiple location conditions that will change my settings and launch an app when I am at any of them. Is there any way to do this without setting up an entirely new situation for each and every location?
The only inherent OR condition in Tasker is using separate profiles. To simplify what you want to do you can create a named task, and just use that task for any profiles where you want to perform the same set of actions.
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Example:
I want to mark all of the major stores in the area (several locations) so that when I enter any of those locations, tasker lowers my ringer volume, it launches my grocery-list app, and it sends a text to my wife letting her know that I am at the store and asking her if there is anything else that is not on the list that she would like me to pick up while I am there.

Or one that changes the settings on my phone depending on which ice-rink I am at with my hockey-playing son. There are 3 different locations (more like 2, because one of them is a rare visit) that I would like my volume(s) to increase, and my Wifi to kick-on.

Or a situation that I can set multiple times of the day to work around gaps in my class schedule. I want to have a condition that says 'this location' AND 'this time' OR 'this time' OR 'this time' so that between classes (and only if I am on campus) my phone will ring, but during the allotted off times.

So I would like to have the ability to, within one situation, setup multiple 'OR' conditions.
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I want to mark all of the major stores in the area (several locations) so that when I enter any of those locations, tasker lowers my ringer volume, it launches my grocery-list app, and it sends a text to my wife letting her know that I am at the store and asking her if there is anything else that is not on the list that she would like me to pick up while I am there.

Or one that changes the settings on my phone depending on which ice-rink I am at with my hockey-playing son. There are 3 different locations (more like 2, because one of them is a rare visit) that I would like my volume(s) to increase, and my Wifi to kick-on.

Or a situation that I can set multiple times of the day to work around gaps in my class schedule. I want to have a condition that says 'this location' AND 'this time' OR 'this time' OR 'this time' so that between classes (and only if I am on campus) my phone will ring, but during the allotted off times.

So I would like to have the ability to, within one situation, setup multiple 'OR' conditions.
It's important to remember that each specific store will be it's own profile, but that doesn't mean you need to completely recreate the actual tasks that fire when any of these profiles is triggered. You can rely on the ability of Tasker to execute multiple existing tasks from within the list of tasks for a particular profile. That, coupled with a variable, should do the trick. For example:

1) Create a task (not associated with any profile yet - Main Screen --> Tasks --> New) called "At The Store"
2) Enter the list of actions you wish for Tasker to do in this task (set volume, etc.)
3) For the SMS/email to your wife, create it and refer within it to a variable I will call %STORENAME. Your message text might read "Hi hon I'm at %STORENAME, is there anything you need?" You'll be setting %STORENAME from within the individual GPS profiles for the actual stores.
4) When you're happy with the activities within this task, save it.
5) Back at the main screen, create a new GPS profile for one of the stores you're interested in including.
6) The first task you will include here will be to set the variable value of %STORENAME to the name of the store (use the Variable Set action).
7) The second task will be the "TASKER-->Perform Task" action. Here you'll choose the "At The Store" task you just set up.
8) Save this and create your other store location profiles, repeating steps 5 through 8.

Using this approach, of sharing tasks, I think you can do something similar for the hockey rinks.

As for the time, let me think about it. I've used times in my comparisons, but never a "between" condition.

Let me know if this doesn't make any sense.
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It's important to remember that each specific store will be it's own profile, but that doesn't mean you need to completely recreate the actual tasks that fire when any of these profiles is triggered. You can rely on the ability of Tasker to execute multiple existing tasks from within the list of tasks for a particular profile. That, coupled with a variable, should do the trick. For example:

1) Create a task (not associated with any profile yet - Main Screen --> Tasks --> New) called "At The Store"
2) Enter the list of actions you wish for Tasker to do in this task (set volume, etc.)
3) For the SMS/email to your wife, create it and refer within it to a variable I will call %STORENAME. Your message text might read "Hi hon I'm at %STORENAME, is there anything you need?" You'll be setting %STORENAME from within the individual GPS profiles for the actual stores.
4) When you're happy with the activities within this task, save it.
5) Back at the main screen, create a new GPS profile for one of the stores you're interested in including.
6) The first task you will include here will be to set the variable value of %STORENAME to the name of the store (use the Variable Set action).
7) The second task will be the "TASKER-->Perform Task" action. Here you'll choose the "At The Store" task you just set up.
8) Save this and create your other store location profiles, repeating steps 5 through 8.

Using this approach, of sharing tasks, I think you can do something similar for the hockey rinks.

As for the time, let me think about it. I've used times in my comparisons, but never a "between" condition.

Let me know if this doesn't make any sense.
I'm not sure how to use the 'variable set' action. I will mess with it some tomorrow. I see that I can do this stuff with Tasker, and I know a way to do it (2 ways including the one that you have explained), but I was just hoping for a simpler way. A way similar to Locale that allows a person to set the exact same type of condition multiple times in the same situation.

Ex. Locale can set Location X flag, Location Y flag, and Location Z flag, all within the same GPS map. And because there is no way to be in every location at the same time, it is understood that these are "OR" conditions. The same applies to the allotted times. You can apply both TimeW-TimeX, and TimeY-TimeZ within the same situation profile, and because you can obviously not be in two times at once, they are understood to be "OR" conditions.

Frankly, it just seems to be the only function that I cannot find in Tasker. Granted, Tasker can do these things, it just requires completely separate situation profiles for each.



There wouldn't need to be a 'between' condition necessarily for the times. Just the enter/exit setup that activate on entering/exiting each time. That in itself would create the 'between' situation between the exit and subsequent enter.
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I'm not sure how to use the 'variable set' action. I will mess with it some tomorrow. I see that I can do this stuff with Tasker, and I know a way to do it (2 ways including the one that you have explained), but I was just hoping for a simpler way. A way similar to Locale that allows a person to set the exact same type of condition multiple times in the same situation.

Ex. Locale can set Location X flag, Location Y flag, and Location Z flag, all within the same GPS map. And because there is no way to be in every location at the same time, it is understood that these are "OR" conditions. The same applies to the allotted times. You can apply both TimeW-TimeX, and TimeY-TimeZ within the same situation profile, and because you can obviously not be in two times at once, they are understood to be "OR" conditions.

Frankly, it just seems to be the only function that I cannot find in Tasker. Granted, Tasker can do these things, it just requires completely separate situation profiles for each.



There wouldn't need to be a 'between' condition necessarily for the times. Just the enter/exit setup that activate on entering/exiting each time. That in itself would create the 'between' situation between the exit and subsequent enter.

That's interesting about how Locale handles GPS coordinates. I've never used it, so I couldn't compare it to what you are attempting in Tasker.

There's definitely a few ways to do it by using variables creatively.

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That's interesting about how Locale handles GPS coordinates. I've never used it, so I couldn't compare it to what you are attempting in Tasker.

There's definitely a few ways to do it by using variables creatively.

Good luck.
Oops, I take that back. I went back to check and yhey are not all within the same map. However, you can set multiple maps up within the same situation profile (if that makes a difference).

Tasker only allows one of each type of condition within each profile. It just needs to have the ability to create multiples of the same type of condition within a profile IMO. Or at the very least, allow multiple profiles to be contained within a single dropdown title.

Anyways, thank you for your help!
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Oops, I take that back. I went back to check and yhey are not all within the same map. However, you can set multiple maps up within the same situation profile (if that makes a difference).

Tasker only allows one of each type of condition within each profile. It just needs to have the ability to create multiples of the same type of condition within a profile IMO. Or at the very least, allow multiple profiles to be contained within a single dropdown title.

Anyways, thank you for your help!
You can easily create a profile, copy it and just change the GPS location on the copy.
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I just posted a video with what tasker can do...kinda simple but it gives you the idea. I did it to show newbies and people who are debating between a droid or an iphone.
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THANK YOU! I can finally dump drivesafe.ly! OMG! I am kicking Locale to the curb! Holy Sh*t this is GREAT! Tasker has restored key functionality to my phone through this ability!

...Any ideas on how to change the thing from reading the phone number out loud, to the sender's name?
If you download "saymyname dessert" it will install as a plug in and will read the names from your contacts as you receive a text, email or phone call.
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Question about location and GPS. I have read the location without tears article but my question is if you use the GPS for location, how much of a battery drain is it? By default I leave GPS on all of the time, primarily as a safety net to be able to locate a lost or stolen phone and I am OK with the current battery drain. If I use this in Tasker does it not have to ping the GPS every x minutes to be effective and how much more battery drain could I expect?

If there are known wi-fi's in a location area would it be better to use that instead?
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Question about location and GPS. I have read the location without tears article but my question is if you use the GPS for location, how much of a battery drain is it? By default I leave GPS on all of the time, primarily as a safety net to be able to locate a lost or stolen phone and I am OK with the current battery drain. If I use this in Tasker does it not have to ping the GPS every x minutes to be effective and how much more battery drain could I expect?

If there are known wi-fi's in a location area would it be better to use that instead?
Tasker only checks your GPS location if the other conditions in the task are met. So it you have a task that runs between 0800-1200 and depends on your location, Tasker will only check your GPS location between those hours. After 1200, it won't check your GPS location because the time constraint is not met. It's not going to drain your battery any faster than GPS already is.
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Tasker only checks your GPS location if the other conditions in the task are met. So it you have a task that runs between 0800-1200 and depends on your location, Tasker will only check your GPS location between those hours. After 1200, it won't check your GPS location because the time constraint is not met. It's not going to drain your battery any faster than GPS already is.
Thanks, I did not even think about limiting that task to a time frame which certainly help on the battery drain.
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Tasker only checks your GPS location if the other conditions in the task are met. So it you have a task that runs between 0800-1200 and depends on your location, Tasker will only check your GPS location between those hours. After 1200, it won't check your GPS location because the time constraint is not met. It's not going to drain your battery any faster than GPS already is.
Tasker is very efficient in terms of power usage. It will check the least power hungry contexts first, and only check increasingly power hungry contexts if the less hungry contexts have been satisfied. Here's a guide to how Tasker ranks power hungriness:

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I am trying to use Bluetooth Connected under select state or Bluetooth
under select net action and receive not available on this device
error. Am I doing something wrong? EVO 2.2 market edition.
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hey there's y5 battery saver app over the android market can i get the tasker app to play the role of it too?? because they say we could virtually get anything done through it!!! so can we??:confused
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can i have a group of contacts in my phone have to listen to a particular ringtone when they call me or even listen to my recorded voice using tasker app?
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Hey guys

im a long time Locale user with pretty much every plugin and have it doing all sorts of weird and wonderful things like CriticalCritic did but based on what i read here he has made the move across to Tasker and seems to be really loving it.

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Ive decided to give it a go but everyone is saying that it only costs $4 whereas locale costs $10 but Tasker is 4 pounds which is $10 anyway so it seems to be the same cost? (im in australia by the way).

Is there any way i can try it out before needing to shell out $11AUD

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Yup, go to gasket.dinglisch.net n get a trialverdion there.
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I think you mean: http://tasker.dinglisch.net/download.html
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I have always used Locale and just bought the 4G/WiMax plug in to use with my EVO. I am considering trying Tasker but want to make sure that I can disable 4G as a setting. Also is there a default profile like in Locale. I like the priority profiles in Locale so that my default has 4G on and WiFi off, at work both turn off, and at home 4G turns off and wifi kicks in. I just want to make sure that it can do what I need since I am having some issues with the reliability of Locale.
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I have always used Locale and just bought the 4G/WiMax plug in to use with my EVO. I am considering trying Tasker but want to make sure that I can disable 4G as a setting. Also is there a default profile like in Locale. I like the priority profiles in Locale so that my default has 4G on and WiFi off, at work both turn off, and at home 4G turns off and wifi kicks in. I just want to make sure that it can do what I need since I am having some issues with the reliability of Locale.
No, there isn't really a "default profile." But I can tell you now, after a couple months of Tasker, I am actually regretful that I didn't dump Locale sooner. It's more effective, more versatile, has more options, and is less expensive.

Sadly, I cannot find a 4G on/off setting in Tasker (The one thing I cannot find). Good news though... that Locale plugin you just bought should work with Tasker.
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I have always used Locale and just bought the 4G/WiMax plug in to use with my EVO. I am considering trying Tasker but want to make sure that I can disable 4G as a setting. Also is there a default profile like in Locale. I like the priority profiles in Locale so that my default has 4G on and WiFi off, at work both turn off, and at home 4G turns off and wifi kicks in. I just want to make sure that it can do what I need since I am having some issues with the reliability of Locale.
1. When I moved from Locale to Tasker I missed the "Defaults" situation of Locale...
But then I created new Task in the Tasker that I called "SetDefaults" and I put to this "SetDefaults" everything to set my Phone in my preferred "Default" state (set Wallpaper, Sound On, WiFi off, ...)
Next, I set this "SetDefaults" as Exit Task of _one_ of my profiles: "AtHome". So now I'm sure my phone is being set to the Default state at least once a day: every time I'm leaving my home.
This is MUCH more convenient than in Locale, where Defaults situation may be activated in different times of the day causing undesirable effects...

2. I'm using Tasker for a month already and CAN'T confirm that it's more reliable than Locale... I don't think it's less reliable also
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Well I'm sold, I just read the two pages on this thread and I have purchased a copy for my wife and I'll get a copy too, forget the trial, I'm ditching Locale. I can't wait to get stuck in to this.

My basic requirements

1) Everything up, loud and proud and fun when at home
2) Everything down, quiet, boring ring tone when at work
3) Turn everything down at night, block calls (some idiots like to call me at odd hours for some reason)
4) Turn everything up in the morning, sync NewsRob, change Google Talk status, etc
5) SMS my wife when I leave work and when I'm approaching her. This has not worked reliably in Locale even if I set a large radius.
6) Button activated situations like at an event at night and not at home, turn on vibrate and change Google Talk status, send return SMS to say I'm not available
7) Changing HTC Sense scenes would be nice if that's ever possible
8) Send return location SMS based on incoming SMS, so I can uninstall Wave Secure and Lookout (unless there is a good reason to have them)
9) Maybe silent or quiet at work except for certain calls
10) Turn on airplane mode after 11pm every night'
11) And and or type conditions would be nice too as discussed e.g. at event but NOT at home - turn off ringer, night time AND at home, turn down ringer, night time but NOT at home, don't turn down ringer, that sort of thing?

I'm also wondering why I was stubbornly sticking to Locale because of my $10 'investment' but I suppose if I purchase both I can switch back in the future if something amazing happens there (unlikely by the sounds of it).
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Hi all

I've been a Locale user for quite some time but like many, am becoming frustrated by having to use an increasing number of plug-ins to do what (IMHO) the app should do itself. I've been playing with Tasker for a few days and so far, very impressed with the flexibility, Couple of questions that hopefully can get answered;

- default settings / profile order. I do like the way that Locale shows the order in which profiles are applied as it helps determine what settings need to be changed if things aren't working as expected. Is there a way to see profile orders so that I can have a default profile (i.e. minimal use) if other conditions aren't met - I could create a default profile for 0000-2359 that has these settings but how do I ensure that another profile (e.g. Car mode) takes preference ?
- profile management. Can be a bit confusing - is there a desktop tool that could be used to create & 'test' profiles so you could see what the impact was (e.g. have a desktop app that has a power / status bar so you can see what would happen if a particular profile [or profiles] were active ?)
- assign multiple tasks to single profile. Is it possible to have multiple tasks assigned to a single profile (beyond entry / exit) as this would reduce the number of profiles that I would need to maintain ?

Those aside, very powerful tool and very likely that I will ditch Locale and move to Tasker at the end of the trial.

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default settings / profile order. I do like the way that Locale shows the order in which profiles are applied as it helps determine what settings need to be changed if things aren't working as expected. Is there a way to see profile orders so that I can have a default profile (i.e. minimal use) if other conditions aren't met - I could create a default profile for 0000-2359 that has these settings but how do I ensure that another profile (e.g. Car mode) takes preference ?
Priority of the profiles. Priority is set via the profile properties.

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- profile management. Can be a bit confusing - is there a desktop tool that could be used to create & 'test' profiles so you could see what the impact was (e.g. have a desktop app that has a power / status bar so you can see what would happen if a particular profile [or profiles] were active ?)
Not that I'm aware of. I've never had problems testing profiles on my device and I'm not sure how testing on a desktop emulator would really make things any easier. It seems like it would complicate things IMO. How would you simulate real world conditions? I mean, I have profiles that rely on the cell near state. How do I simulate being near the cell towers defined in the profile, etc?

What exactly do you find difficult with testing on the device?

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- assign multiple tasks to single profile. Is it possible to have multiple tasks assigned to a single profile (beyond entry / exit) as this would reduce the number of profiles that I would need to maintain ?
You can have multiple actions per task. For example, I have a profile that has an entry and exit task. The entry task has 7 actions and the exit task has 6 actions. I might be missing something but why do you think you need more tasks? What would trigger the additional tasks?
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Priority of the profiles. Priority is set via the profile properties.


Not that I'm aware of. I've never had problems testing profiles on my device and I'm not sure how testing on a desktop emulator would really make things any easier. It seems like it would complicate things IMO. How would you simulate real world conditions? I mean, I have profiles that rely on the cell near state. How do I simulate being near the cell towers defined in the profile, etc?

What exactly do you find difficult with testing on the device?


You can have multiple actions per task. For example, I have a profile that has an entry and exit task. The entry task has 7 actions and the exit task has 6 actions. I might be missing something but why do you think you need more tasks? What would trigger the additional tasks?
Profile priority - is that 'Lanuched Task Priority' and if so, which is higher 1 or 10

Multiple tasks per profile - perhaps I'm doing it wrong, but I have a task called GPS enable / disable that I would like to call when starting several profiles before other tasks start (i.e. I wouldn't have to add a start GPS action into several tasks but could call a separate task to start, do what ever the disable (as exit task).

Testing - perhaps it;s my lack of profile priority but I can't see which profiles take priority (i.e. if 2 are active and 1 says GPS on and the other GPS off, which one is obeyed).

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Profile priority - is that 'Lanuched Task Priority' and if so, which is higher 1 or 10...
10 is higher. But launched task priority won't cause one profile to override another like rearranging the order of profiles in Locale would. Launched task priority only affects tasks that are running concurrently. Any profile, when it becomes active, will override any settings set by another profile.

For example, let's you have a profile that silences your ringer when you're at home, and another profile that sets the ringer volume to 7 when the phone is docked in the car dock. If, as you leave home, you put the phone in the car dock, the ringer volume will be set to 7, even though you're still at home. If you're out in the car with the phone in the dock, and arrive at home, the ringer will be silenced, even though the phone is still docked.

You can affect this behavior by adding other contexts to your profile, such as adding "Not Docked Car" to your home profile. This way, when you arrive at home with the phone docked, the home profile will not activate until you remove the phone from the dock.

On the other hand, if you have two profiles that become active simultaneously (i.e. you have a profile with a power context, and a profile with a docked context, and you place the phone into a powered dock), the enter tasks for the two profiles will be run concurrently IF they have the same priority. If one has a higher priority, it will be executed first, and will override any conflicting settings in the enter task for the other profile.
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How would you tell Tasker to "Kill" an app after it has downloaded "X" megabytes of data?

I see the %httpd and greater than and the box for a number but what's lacking is an explanation of the fields.

For example, is there a reference to all the keywords in Tasker and what they do? How do we know what measure of units the box is using?
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How would you tell Tasker to "Kill" an app after it has downloaded "X" megabytes of data?

I see the %httpd and greater than and the box for a number but what's lacking is an explanation of the fields.

For example, is there a reference to all the keywords in Tasker and what they do? How do we know what measure of units the box is using?
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