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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #651 (permalink)
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To add the phone icon to your Notification Bar, you will need to create 2 profiles.

First profile creates the icon and notification when you start your phone.

The profile is Event > System > Device boot.
Task is Alert > Notify, in Title say Phone or whatever you want, select an icon, probably the phone icon, be sure to check Permanent.

The second profile is Event > UI > Notification Click, in the Title line put the title of the notification you used (Phone) it is case sensitive so be sure it is right.
The task is App > Load App, select your Phone app in the list.

Now when you start your phone (then waiting for Tasker to start) an icon will be there. You could also go back into Tasker after you applied the changes and go in the first profile and hit Test, that should start it for you right away.

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Anyone know how to set the wallpaper to randomly change between pics located in a particular folder?
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Anyone know how to set the wallpaper to randomly change between pics located in a particular folder?
There is an example of this on the Tasker wiki http://tasker.wikidot.com/randomwallpaper

The way that they have it working is having their pics named wallpaper1.jpg, wallpaper2.jpg, wallpaper3.jpg, etc. then they use Variable Randomize to get a random number and set the background using that number (Set Wallpaper > wallpaper%RANDOMWALL.jpg

I haven't seen any other way to do it with differently name images. That doesn't mean a way doesn't exist, I just haven't seen one...yet
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Thanks Rob,

I figured out the first profile just by playing with tasker but I would never had figured out the second profile.

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To add the phone icon to your Notification Bar, you will need to create 2 profiles.

First profile creates the icon and notification when you start your phone.

The profile is Event > System > Device boot.
Task is Alert > Notify, in Title say Phone or whatever you want, select an icon, probably the phone icon, be sure to check Permanent.

The second profile is Event > UI > Notification Click, in the Title line put the title of the notification you used (Phone) it is case sensitive so be sure it is right.
The task is App > Load App, select your Phone app in the list.

Now when you start your phone (then waiting for Tasker to start) an icon will be there. You could also go back into Tasker after you applied the changes and go in the first profile and hit Test, that should start it for you right away.
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There is an example of this on the Tasker wiki Random wallpaper - Tasker Wiki
Thanks! When I browsed through the wiki earlier all I saw was the random ringer profile. I must have scrolled right over this one!
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Can you or anyone else give instruction on how to do the bolded.

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i have simple ones. only had the app for two days now.

it reads text while driving. name and body, then send text to sender sayin im driving please call me.
it auto answers calls while driving and starts speaker phone for hands free.
it sends auto text on birthdays (never forget girlfriends b day again)
notification when battery gets to 5% (workin on making this shut things down and save more battery) (also it gives notice on the up charge from 4 to 5%. how do i stop this?)

i have a few questions.
under misc. there is option for run script. how do u make a script? where do you make them?
i read the help and its not mentioned anywhere.
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  • Flashlight On : When I flick my phone\wrist to the right (holding the phone at an unusual angle), the HTC Flashlight will open and turn on.
  • Flashlight Off : When I flick my phone\wrist to the left (holding the phone at an unusual angle), the flashlight will turn off and close.


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Can you or anyone else give instruction on how to do the bolded.

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1) +>Event>Received Text (Type = Any, Sender = leave blank, Content = leave blank)>Done


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1) +>Phone>Send SMS (Number = %SMSRF, Message = I'm driving please call me)>Done
2) +>Misc>Say (Text = SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB, Engine = eng-USA, Stream = Media, Continue Task Immediately = Checked) > Done


Now go back an add Context
2) Whatever context you want to use to establish that you are in the car... such as +>State>Bluetooth Connected
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2) +>Misc>Say (Text = SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB, Engine = eng-USA, Stream = Media, Continue Task Immediately = Checked) > Done
Already had the rest set up, just added this task.

I have a question. When I am in my car I am always listening to Slacker, will tasker mute or pause Slacker while it reads my text? If not, could I use the notification stream to do this. TYIA
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Is there a way to back up your Tasker profiles? I've had to reset my phone and lost all my profiles so thought I'd ask!
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Is there a way to back up your Tasker profiles? I've had to reset my phone and lost all my profiles so thought I'd ask!
Menu / Profile Data / Backup should do the trick for you
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I sent it up just as you have it but i have two problems. One when I got a text it didn't read it or I didn't hear it because I was playing music through my bluetooth(headset) and also, after the "I'm driving" text was sent to the last text, the message was sent three more times. How do I stop it from repeating.

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1) +>Event>Received Text (Type = Any, Sender = leave blank, Content = leave blank)>Done


Task
1) +>Phone>Send SMS (Number = %SMSRF, Message = I'm driving please call me)>Done
2) +>Misc>Say (Text = SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB, Engine = eng-USA, Stream = Media, Continue Task Immediately = Checked) > Done


Now go back an add Context
2) Whatever context you want to use to establish that you are in the car... such as +>State>Bluetooth Connected
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I'm not sure about the repeating issue, but for the announcement through your earpiece, if you will always be using that while driving, you would change the Stream type to Call not Media.

However if you will be only sometimes using it, then you will want to have 2 Say commands and check the If box at the bottom and use the bluetooth variable and say on in one of them and off in the other with the respective stream selected.

Ex: 1. Say, Text: Please call me, Stream: Call, If %BLUE matches on.
2. Say, Text: Please call me, Stream: Media, If %BLUE matches off.
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I sent it up just as you have it but i have two problems. One when I got a text it didn't read it or I didn't hear it because I was playing music through my bluetooth(headset) and also, after the "I'm driving" text was sent to the last text, the message was sent three more times. How do I stop it from repeating.
I had the same problem with hearing it. What I did was add "media volume: 2" before the "say" task, then change the stream for the "say" task to notification, then add "media volume: 15" after the "say" task. By doing I can now hear the text while it is being read.

I haven't had a problem with the message sending repeatedly, so IDK about that one.
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Stuarta thanks for the help. I must have found it in my early Tasker days as, on a hunch, I checked the Restore function and have restored some of my lost profiles. Thanks again. It's not till you've lost them that you realise how much you rely on some of those profiles.
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I sent it up just as you have it but i have two problems. One when I got a text it didn't read it or I didn't hear it because I was playing music through my bluetooth(headset) and also, after the "I'm driving" text was sent to the last text, the message was sent three more times. How do I stop it from repeating.
Others have already made a few answers to this, I'm just going to condense it for anyone else you might want to know (It's pretty complicated now, and I'm not 100% sure that Task 7 will work correctly, so cross your fingers!).

If you usually stream music through your phone, use this setup:

Context:
1) +>Event>Received Text (Type = Any, Sender = leave blank, Content = leave blank)>Done


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1) +>Phone>Send SMS (Number = %SMSRF, Message = I'm driving please call me)>Done
2) +>Audio>In Call Volume (Level=Whatever sounds best when you test it)>Done
3) +>Audio>Notification Volume (Level=Whatever sounds best when you test it)>Done
4) +>Audio>Media Volume (Level= 0)>Done
5) +>Tasker>Wait (1 Second)>Done
6) +>Misc>Say (Text = SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB, Engine = eng-USA, Stream = Call, Continue Task Immediately = UNchecked), If %BLUE matches ON> Done
7) +>Misc>Say (Text = SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB, Engine = eng-USA, Stream = Notification, Continue Task Immediately = UNchecked), If %BLUE matches OFF> Done
8) +>Tasker>Wait (2 seconds)>Done
9) +>Audio>Media Volume (Level=Whatever you want it to be when you play your music)>Done
10) +>Audio>In Call Volume (Level=Whatever level you want it to be normally)>Done
11) +>Audio>Notification Volume (Level=Whatever level you want it to be normally)>Done


Now go back an add Context
2) Whatever context you want to use to establish that you are in the car... such as +>State>Bluetooth Connected
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Has anyone else had profiles decide to not work after working perfectly fine? I have a particular profile for my games that sets my media volume up, and turns the screen brighter whenever I open certain games, then sets media back down to 2 and brightness to 31 when I'm done. Everything worked until I rebooted my phone, and now, the profile doesn't do anything. It's on, it should be working, but it isn't, and I don't have anything else running that should conflict. Except maybe my screen task, which I only have because my X keeps insisting on turning my brightness up for no reason (even with auto unchecked).
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Has anyone else had profiles decide to not work after working perfectly fine? I have a particular profile for my games that sets my media volume up, and turns the screen brighter whenever I open certain games, then sets media back down to 2 and brightness to 31 when I'm done. Everything worked until I rebooted my phone, and now, the profile doesn't do anything. It's on, it should be working, but it isn't, and I don't have anything else running that should conflict. Except maybe my screen task, which I only have because my X keeps insisting on turning my brightness up for no reason (even with auto unchecked).
I have been noticing this lately... My "home" profile has been acting up.
It will activate, and everything will adjust as it's suppose to, but then the changes will begin to "undo" (i.e. WiFi will turn off), while the profile is still showing as active (no other profile is active).
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I have been noticing this lately... My "home" profile has been acting up.
It will activate, and everything will adjust as it's suppose to, but then the changes will begin to "undo" (i.e. WiFi will turn off), while the profile is still showing as active (no other profile is active).
My Home (Cell Near) profile is acting up too. Cell Near A will trigger, but it won't trigger my WiFi A like it used to; it seems to wait a ridiculous amount of time before doing so, and then it'll drop it again, even when I'm practically standing next to the router. My X is doing stupid things already (like forgetting settings everytime I reboot), and this is just adding to my frustration.

EDIT: looking at the Tasker Google Groups, someone else was having problems with profiles not activating after the update. Apparently, the only suggestions are:

reboot

reinstall Tasker over current

Backup everything, delete, then reinstall Tasker
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Can I nest Tasker Profiles.. EG
Home From 01:00 to 23:59
Work From 8:00-:1730?
Will Work superceed the HOme Profile?
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Can I nest Tasker Profiles.. EG
Home From 01:00 to 23:59
Work From 8:00-:1730?
Will Work superceed the HOme Profile?

You can add multiple contexts to a single profile.
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Can I nest Tasker Profiles.. EG
Home From 01:00 to 23:59
Work From 8:00-:1730?
Will Work superceed the HOme Profile?
They would be running at the same time.

If you rely on settings reverting back to their original position on their own, sometimes there is a conflict. They MAY change, they may not. All settings will auto-revert after Home completes.

To fix that, anything Work changes, in Works Exit Task change it back if need be.
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I've just started playing with tasker and Man is it awesome....

Home:
Based on Loc Services
Audio Volumes (Notification, ringer, etc) all set to on.
Wifi ON.
Add 1 to %Athome

Work: (Location Service Based)
All Quiet & Vibe On..
Wifi Off
Subtract 1 from %athome

Full battery:
Notification Volume @7 if athome ~1
Play tone

All Off:
Phone face down
Wifi off,
Pause Media (button emulation)
Vibe Off

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I'll be working on setting up something to Text my wife at a spesific time asking Text 1334 if everything is OK. If I don't get a message within 30 min, it will alert me to see if she is OK.

I'll also be working on one for a lost/stolen phone where it will vibe / beep if I text "lost" and if "stolen" have it turn on GPS wait 5 then text me the location, then turn off



Question:
How doe priorities work.. If I have everything set a 3.. but then have an "overriding" profile set to 4 will Tasker ignore 3.. IE.. I have an All off if my phone is flipped over.. but lets say I want to set a higher priority task that turns speaker phone on when I flip my phone on it's face.. will tasker ignore the All off flip?
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How doe priorities work.. If I have everything set a 3.. but then have an "overriding" profile set to 4 will Tasker ignore 3.. IE.. I have an All off if my phone is flipped over.. but lets say I want to set a higher priority task that turns speaker phone on when I flip my phone on it's face.. will tasker ignore the All off flip?
When you have a profile active (your example: All Off) then you get a call come in (Speaker Call) and you put the phone down for speakerphone, this profile will run at the same time as the other. So your All Off profile turns everything off, a call comes in and the Speakerphone profile turns on. Everything else remains as it was - all off.

Personally I don't touch the priorities because there really is no need to. The only time I have changed it was for an alarm clock profile that has the music fade from lower volume to higher while also offering the snooze and cancel options and having random snooze times all at the same time.

Instead of trying to mess with the priorities, try adding another context to the All Off profile like > Phone Facedown and Not Phone Offhook. This will only activate the All Off profile when there is no call in progress. I've found it more reliable to use additional contexts instead of dealing with priorities because even the developer says they can be really picky.

However if you need to try it for yourself (don't we all ), I have found that you should set the priorities to more than just 1 higher, instead try 2 or 3 higher.
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I'm using a couple auto wifi profiles stolen from the tasker wiki, that toggle the wireless on my phone, then turn it on if a known wireless network is detected.

However, I have the problem that if i'm on the fringe of the network range, I can't access the internet at all - because wireless is on, I can't access my mobile 3G network, but the wireless is so weak that I can't use it, either.

I thought of making the 'switch on wireless task' activate only if the wireless strength is more than a certain amount, but I can't find a.wireless strength variable anywhere... Is there another way of doing this?

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I thought of making the 'switch on wireless task' activate only if the wireless strength is more than a certain amount, but I can't find a.wireless strength variable anywhere... Is there another way of doing this?
There is the option of Min Activate Signal Level on the WiFi Near Context. I've used that before
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There is the option of Min Activate Signal Level on the WiFi Near Context. I've used that before
Hmmmm, that only prevents the phone from connecting to the wireless network if the signal is too low in the first place. I was hoping for something that disconnects the phone from the wireless network if the wireless strength gets too low. Any ideas.
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Hmmmm, that only prevents the phone from connecting to the wireless network if the signal is too low in the first place. I was hoping for something that disconnects the phone from the wireless network if the wireless strength gets too low. Any ideas.
Would it not invert if you inverted the context? So Not WiFi near and signal strength.
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Does the 'GPS check seconds' open up gps and check it at interval, or does it only check it when GPS is already enabled?

I'm trying to set up a sms msg task when I get near my home after 8pm. It hasn't been working lately. I don't leave my gps on, but turn it on on my way home so it is activated. I had it set for 100m, and it was fine, but now it's not working. I want to turn up how often tasker checks, but I don't want it to be checking all day, and killing my battery.
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I think I confusing myself. I finally made my first widget which turns on GPS waits 5ms, then turns on navigation. I got that working just fine, but how do I turn off GPS when I close navigation? Since this is a widget with task I don't think I can create an exit task can I?

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I think I confusing myself. I finally made my first widget which turns on GPS waits 5ms, then turns on navigation. I got that working just fine, but how do I turn off GPS when I close navigation? Since this is a widget with task I don't think I can create an exit task can I?

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Why are you doing it as a widget? You could have this set up as a profile with an App context set to run when navigation starts.

Profile: Context > Navigation
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> wait 5ms

When you go to start your app, this will run first. When you close it, GPS will turn off automatically.
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why as a widget cause I still trying to figure all of this out and there is so much information and suggestions.

I will try it as you suggested

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Why are you doing it as a widget? You could have this set up as a profile with an App context set to run when navigation starts.

Profile: Context > Navigation
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> GPS On
> wait 5ms

When you go to start your app, this will run first. When you close it, GPS will turn off automatically.
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I have a question. I have a task that launches a pop up notification. Is there a way to make that not turn the screen on?

Also I want WidgetLocker to block the pop up so it is not ontop of my lockscreen. What is the package name for tasker so I can block the pop up? (com.something....)
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I have a question. I have a task that launches a pop up notification. Is there a way to make that not turn the screen on?

Also I want WidgetLocker to block the pop up so it is not ontop of my lockscreen. What is the package name for tasker so I can block the pop up?
What if you used the If statement? Either the one in the Popup command or the stand alone If command will do (in case you already use the first one for something else).

If %SCREEN matches on

That way it will only pop up your message when the screen is on.

You could also add a Not Widgetlocker context for when the screen is on but locked. I haven't gotten this alone to work correctly without one of the above If commands because when the screen is off, Widgetlocker technically isn't running so the popup would still activate.
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What if you used the If statement? Either the one in the Popup command or the stand alone If command will do (in case you already use the first one for something else).

If %SCREEN matches on

That way it will only pop up your message when the screen is on.

You could also add a Not Widgetlocker context for when the screen is on but locked. I haven't gotten this alone to work correctly without one of the above If commands because when the screen is off, Widgetlocker technically isn't running so the popup would still activate.
I have thought about doing that, but it is an instantaneous task. For example, if the task executes at 9pm and the screen is off, then I turn the screen on at 9:02 will the pop up appear then? If so that would be fine even if it appears over my lock screen
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Hmmm, well until you get that ironed out here is the package name that you asked for: net.dinglisch.android.tasker
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Hmmm, well until you get that ironed out here is the package name that you asked for: net.dinglisch.android.tasker
That doesn't work to block the pop up, just tested it

Here is what I want:

I have the trash reminder from earlier in this thread

I want the pop up, but I don't want it to display over widget locker and I don't want the screen to turn on if it is off. I just want it to appear after I unlock the screen when I turn on the phone
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Here is what I want:

I have the trash reminder from earlier in this thread

I want the pop up, but I don't want it to display over widget locker and I don't want the screen to turn on if it is off. I just want it to appear after I unlock the screen when I turn on the phone
Ok, so you want to have your cake and eat it too huh?

You would be able to do this, but it would require another profile. You would have to set up an App context and set the task to clear a Variable %WIDGETLOCK. In the Exit task use Variable Set %WIDGETLOCK to 1.

Now in your Trash task, just before the Popup Task Names command use:

Wait Until %SCREEN matches on
Wait Until %WIDGETLOCK is set
Variable Clear %WIDGETLOCK

Actually that last line can be put someplace else if you prefer, as long as it gets done before Widgetlocker starts again.

I use the Variables in this fashion just because that's how I roll, if you like you can do it differently. As long as the same basic principle is used: first wait for the screen to come on, then wait for Widgetlocker to not be active.

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So the wait task should look like:

%SCREEN ~ on

Just want to be sure my variable value is correct
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So the wait task should look like:

%SCREEN ~ on

Just want to be sure my variable value is correct

Yes, that is correct. The %SCREEN variable is either 'on' or 'off', no uplercase letters.
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So I work at a loud factory and my phone needs to be loud at all times while there. I have tasker making it quieter after hours using the clock.

We have to attend meetings once a week at a certain time that often gets changed. However, the meetings are always in the same room in the plant. If I set tasker to mute my phone based on location (that room) how tight is the radius for that location? And...how bad will it drain my battery all week checking my location in case I happen to be in that room?

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I was just wondering, I updated to tasker 1.0.21 now and howcome I can't have 2 state contexts within one profile?

Before I used to be able to set up a profile that would have contexts like so:
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Variable Value %NIGHT

But I can't see to get two contexts on the same profile? Anyone have a solution?
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So I work at a loud factory and my phone needs to be loud at all times while there. I have tasker making it quieter after hours using the clock.

We have to attend meetings once a week at a certain time that often gets changed. However, the meetings are always in the same room in the plant. If I set tasker to mute my phone based on location (that room) how tight is the radius for that location? And...how bad will it drain my battery all week checking my location in case I happen to be in that room?

Thanks in advance!
By using State > Cell Near, I have noticed that the location is usually VERY tight\accurate. It uses NO additional battery, because your phone constantly has its cell near data\location stored\updated, and Tasker simply checks that location every 30 seconds (unless you change that). I have MANY tasks based on "Cell Near" and Tasker has NEVER used more than 2% of my battery.
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I was just wondering, I updated to tasker 1.0.21 now and howcome I can't have 2 state contexts within one profile?

Before I used to be able to set up a profile that would have contexts like so:
Received Text *.*
Variable Value %NIGHT

But I can't see to get two contexts on the same profile? Anyone have a solution?
Sorry, I don't have a solution because Tasker allows me to create a profile with 2 contexts. I am also using the latest version. Try reinstalling and see if that helps.
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Sorry, I don't have a solution because Tasker allows me to create a profile with 2 contexts. I am also using the latest version. Try reinstalling and see if that helps.
Hm that's weird. Okay I'll try that, thanks!
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Might be impossible to do, but i thought id ask.

I want WIFI to be turned on when if home when i open netflix/market/browser. any ideas?

forget it, i figured it out.
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By using State > Cell Near, I have noticed that the location is usually VERY tight\accurate. It uses NO additional battery, because your phone constantly has its cell near data\location stored\updated, and Tasker simply checks that location every 30 seconds (unless you change that). I have MANY tasks based on "Cell Near" and Tasker has NEVER used more than 2% of my battery.
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Hi everyone, just wanted to see if people are using tasker the same way I am. I thought this would be a good place to post..

my profiles:

Online - long screen timeout
Face down - turn off everything, go on silent
Location text - i text my phone 1234 from any phone and it texts back its location (lat,long)

Home settings - keyguard off, ring volume high

And my favourites...the widgets:

"Car mode" - bluetooth on, keyguard off, brightness up, wifi off, display rotation off

"Bed time" - silent mode on, keyguard off, "screen filter" on (free app), display rotation off, open alarm clock app

Brightness - low, med and high (all 3 in one widget)

It seems like if you make a simple widget for "car mode" then you actually need two widgets. One to turn it on, and one to turn it off (change all the settings back).

Is this correct?

I assumed that i wasn't doing anything wrong and tried something else.

I made a widget that creates a variable called %CAR, and adds 1 to it ("VARIABLE ADD"). I have made two profiles with different settings that are activated when the variable %CAR is either 0 or 1 (when it gets to 2 it goes back to 0 - "wraparound = 2").

This way I have one widget to toggle car mode instead of two.

Is there an easier way?

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