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Old February 24th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #401 (permalink)
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I think there is signal percent context you can use?

If signal is less than x% then, turn on Airplane mode (turn off Background/Data sync, etc.), or something like that? Use a time context, too, so it doesn't airplane on you during the workday...I'm assuming your games are after work hours
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%CELLSIG

The current phone signal level from 0-8 inclusive on a rougly linear scale. On some CDMA phones, the level will rise in steps of 2 (0,2,4,6,8). The value is -1 if the value is unknown or there is e.g. no service. 
There is a bug with some Android versions that the reported signal strength is not updated until the device is turned off and on.
Cell Service State (dynamic,monitored) 
%CELLSRV
The current phone service state. One of unknown, service, noservice, emergency, nopower.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #402 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, this is helpful. What sort of setting would do what I want, do you think? <2, perhaps? I'm guessing at that level it's probably popping in and out of having a signal, which I'm also guessing is what's causing the problem.
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Actually, this raises another question for me. If it's in airplane mode, does it completely cease looking for a signal? Probably means I've got to manually reconnect if I need to make a call, as opposed to having it automatically kick back on once I'm in an area with stronger service, right (because the phone would have no way of knowing)?
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Last year, I noticed that any time I went to a baseball game, my battery would just plummet and the phone would get hot, which I guess means it was working overdrive to get data or something. Anyone have any suggestions for a profile that would tell my phone to chill out and relax when I'm at the game? My knee jerk reaction would be to incorporate some sort of location based context, but because of other profiles I have set up, my GPS is only turned on when I need it, and I'm not sure network-based location would be precise enough.

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When you are there are you within range of a wifi network? You could set up a profile using a wifi near context.
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Actually, this raises another question for me. If it's in airplane mode, does it completely cease looking for a signal? Probably means I've got to manually reconnect if I need to make a call, as opposed to having it automatically kick back on once I'm in an area with stronger service, right (because the phone would have no way of knowing)?
I've not tried anything like this myself, but there's a useful discussion here (Tasker user group) that may have some handy tips for you.
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I've set up a profile that will send an sms whenever I receive a phone call, but I want to also send the same sms when I receive a text too. I've tried setting up two separate profiles but it always duplicates the task from the original profile. Can you put two variables into the task?
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No, unfortunately you can't do "or" contexts. Duplicate the profile and change the context to received sms.

And note that when you put a task into a profile, you aren't duplicating the task. You are simply "referencing" that task. To use a task with a different sent message create a new task for the sms received profile.
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When you are there are you within range of a wifi network? You could set up a profile using a wifi near context.
that might work. There are no open networks, but there are tons of wireless networks in the stadium that I can see, so perhaps I can do it that way.
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that might work. There are no open networks, but there are tons of wireless networks in the stadium that I can see, so perhaps I can do it that way.
Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I am pretty sure for the wifi near context to work you do not have to be able to connect, just be able to see it.
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Actually, this raises another question for me. If it's in airplane mode, does it completely cease looking for a signal? Probably means I've got to manually reconnect if I need to make a call, as opposed to having it automatically kick back on once I'm in an area with stronger service, right (because the phone would have no way of knowing)?
I have a profile set up that might help.

What it does is basically this:

if signal strength drops below a chosen level, it will wait for 2 minutes, check again and if it is still below that level it will turn airplane mode on. It will then switch airplane mode off every 15 minutes to check for a signal, if the signal strentgh is acceptable it switches airplane mode off, if it isn't it switches it back on and waits another 15 minutes before checking again.

I set it up because the signal strength at my gym is terrible and would lose a lot of battery while i was there.

edit: i can help you set it up if you can't work it out, but send me a pm if i don't reply
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I have a profile set up that might help.

What it does is basically this:

if signal strength drops below a chosen level, it will wait for 2 minutes, check again and if it is still below that level it will turn airplane mode on. It will then switch airplane mode off every 15 minutes to check for a signal, if the signal strentgh is acceptable it switches airplane mode off, if it isn't it switches it back on and waits another 15 minutes before checking again.

I set it up because the signal strength at my gym is terrible and would lose a lot of battery while i was there.

edit: i can help you set it up if you can't work it out, but send me a pm if i don't reply
That sounds like just what the doctor ordered. I think I can figure that out, but if not, I'll hit you up. Thanks!
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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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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.
To stop the notification of your 5% charge profile, add a second context to your profile for State > Power, and check the Invert box. Now your profile would read "notify me at 5% when not charging".

To use the scripting you are talking about, you will need to install and use a couple of other apps. To find out more, read this wiki page which explains it fairly well: Using SL4A with Tasker - Tasker Wiki
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i will give those things a try. ty
i have another probem i need help with.

i made new profile that should say time if phone picked up. its for night time sleep mode.
but if the screen times out i cant get it to turn it on and say the time. here is how i have it laid out.

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state = face down
time 11pm to 6am
gesture = pick up put down
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display = turn on
say = time

it works until screen times out. then nothing if i pick it up.
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it works until screen times out. then nothing if i pick it up.
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I was writing on saving battery power and thought of something. I don't know why it wouldn't work. I have a home profile that uses Wifi when I'm here. So I don't need GPS, my autosync polls once an hour and I don't need 3G.

I'm about to make a profile that turns off 3G while I'm home or connected to Wifi when I'm at a restaurant where I connect.

The Tasker wiki page has info on making Toggle Widgets for certain things. I use one for Rotate, to kill 3G, sleep, flight mode, etc. I find the toggles alone worth almost as much as the profiles.
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Trying to create a profile here based on which wireless network I'm connected too. So far I have a work one

Wifi Near - SSID and Toggle (guessing this will toggle on and off wifi and it picks up my work SSID then action of WiFi Set on)

Not sure how to set this to off. Again guessing I need a toggle and if I'm not near that SSID then switch off but not sure where to enter this.

Theory is then I will have exactly the same for home detecting my home SSID and again to turn off when I leave home
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ok as a test to this, I've just created a mobile profile using wifi not near and then wifi off, but surely I would need to put in an SSID, but this could be one of 3
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ok just tested again with wifi not near as ssid1/ssid2. So hopefully when I leave my office at lunchtime, it should throw me out and go to 'mobile' profile. When I get home I hope it will pick up the home profile. Do I need end tasks?
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I have a few:

1) Carmode : says my text message to me sender and body

2)launch GPS for a few apps.

3)headset plugged in launches pandora

4) Battery level at 20% it states to plug in the charger and plays imperial march

5) I also have one that i helped a person with that changes the wallpaper every couple of hours but i disabled it.

6) a demo I created and posted on youtube (I also posted here once before) - to show newbies what tasker is...

YouTube - Tasker_vid.3gp
I use absolutely the same
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Confused Setting time for Alarm Clock

Thanks for all the great ideas and help in this thread. I've just recently started using Tasker again after not realizing its full potential a few months ago, and this thread was instrumental to helping that happen.

Two quick questions that I've searched for here and elsewhere and either overlooked or haven't found:

1. Is there an easy way to set the alarm time each day? I travel for business and each day may require a different wake up time. Is there an easy way to turn the alarm on AND select a time for it to go off?

2. Is there a way to customize what happens when I select an icon in the notification bar?
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Alarm wise, I'm using Alarmdroid, so much better than stock and more options
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Stuarta, here's what I found works. You can just create two, one for word SSID, and one for home.

I use two profiles back-to-back, which seems to work the best. The first is labeled "Wifi Near Home".

Context = Wifi Near (home SSID). Make sure the Toggle Wifi option is checked. Task is "Set Wifi On". That's it for that one.

The second profile is Wifi Connected, with the context of Wifi Connected to home SSID. Task is a two stage one, first being "Wifi Set to on", the secong being "Variable Set %HOMEWIFI to 1"

The exit task is a three-staged one. First stage is "Variable Clear %HOMEWIFI". The second stage is "Wait 5 minutes", and the third is "Wifi set to Off".


The first profile looks for your home wifi, and the second connects to it when it's found (otherwise the first profile will find your home wifi, but not stay connected). The second profile is designed to not turn off wifi until five minutes after you loose your connection (so it doesn't drop it if you run out to your car or something).

You could actually just make two copies of the first profile, one with work SSID and one with home, and then don't specify the networks in the second profile, and it should work for both.
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I have a profile set up that might help.

What it does is basically this:

if signal strength drops below a chosen level, it will wait for 2 minutes, check again and if it is still below that level it will turn airplane mode on. It will then switch airplane mode off every 15 minutes to check for a signal, if the signal strentgh is acceptable it switches airplane mode off, if it isn't it switches it back on and waits another 15 minutes before checking again.

I set it up because the signal strength at my gym is terrible and would lose a lot of battery while i was there.

edit: i can help you set it up if you can't work it out, but send me a pm if i don't reply
I'm dying to know how to do this!
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I'm new to Android (Atrix) and Tasker. I have been on Windows Mobile for years and am trying to repeat some of the functionality I had.

I have been reading all kinds of posts here, but must admit I'm pretty lost on Tasker.

What I need to do is change the SMS tone and make sure the phone isn't silent or on vibrate when plugged into AC.

When it's plugged into AC at night I use a very loud, annoying SMS tone to make sure it wakes me up at night, and then repeat that reminder every 5 minutes until I read the SMS.

In addition, if the phone is on vibrate or silent, I need to cancel that and set the ring volume to the loudest.

Is this something that's relatively straightforward with Tasker or is there an app that will do this?

I have found some apps and they change all the notifications (calendar reminder, etc.) not just the SMS tone. I would like to change just the SMS tone.

Any input would be appreciated.
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I'm new to Android (Atrix) and Tasker. I have been on Windows Mobile for years and am trying to repeat some of the functionality I had.

I have been reading all kinds of posts here, but must admit I'm pretty lost on Tasker.

What I need to do is change the SMS tone and make sure the phone isn't silent or on vibrate when plugged into AC.

When it's plugged into AC at night I use a very loud, annoying SMS tone to make sure it wakes me up at night, and then repeat that reminder every 5 minutes until I read the SMS.

In addition, if the phone is on vibrate or silent, I need to cancel that and set the ring volume to the loudest.

Is this something that's relatively straightforward with Tasker or is there an app that will do this?

I have found some apps and they change all the notifications (calendar reminder, etc.) not just the SMS tone. I would like to change just the SMS tone.

Any input would be appreciated.
On a side note, consider enjoying your sleep... unless you're Jack Bauer or Gregory House and you have to get those texts. I'm as addicted to my phone as anyone else, but I like to make a point to save at least 6 or 8 hours a day for myself.

Anyway, this might do it. For context #1 do State = Power (Any, AC, USB... whichever you want). For context #2 do Event = Text Received. You can specify things like sender and content here if you want.

For tasks, set your first one to put Notification Volume at the loudest. Set the second task for alert ->Notification Sound, and select your sound.

Hopefully that points you in the right direction. If you need to do some tweaking to it I'm sure we can figure it out.

Edit: You might want to consider adding a "time" context also... if you have this plugged in at the office without a time context it's going to do that annoying sound, even if on vibrate.
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I'm dying to know how to do this!
here you go,

state: signal strength -> from 0 to 1 (up to you though)

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1 - tasker -> wait, 2 minutes
2 - tasker -> if, %CELLSIG < 1
3 - net -> Airplane mode, set on
4 - tasker -> wait, 12 minutes (up to you)
5 - net -> airplane mode, set off

that's it, the signal drops below 10%, tasker waits two minutes, if it is still under 10% it till set airplane mode on otherwise exit the task. It will then switch airplane mode off after 12 minutes. Then it will automatically go back to the start and do it over again (no need to create an actual loop) because cell signal is reported again automatically after airplane mode is off so that brings it back to the start.

hope it works for you
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On a side note, consider enjoying your sleep... unless you're Jack Bauer or Gregory House and you have to get those texts. I'm as addicted to my phone as anyone else, but I like to make a point to save at least 6 or 8 hours a day for myself.

Anyway, this might do it. For context #1 do State = Power (Any, AC, USB... whichever you want). For context #2 do Event = Text Received. You can specify things like sender and content here if you want.

For tasks, set your first one to put Notification Volume at the loudest. Set the second task for alert -&gt;Notification Sound, and select your sound.

Hopefully that points you in the right direction. If you need to do some tweaking to it I'm sure we can figure it out.

Edit: You might want to consider adding a "time" context also... if you have this plugged in at the office without a time context it's going to do that annoying sound, even if on vibrate.

I have a similar night profile except mine turns volume down. But what I have found works best for contexts is 1.power, 2.orientation (I use face down) and 3.time

With those 3 together I never accidentally enable the profile and it always comes on when I want it to.
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On a side note, consider enjoying your sleep... unless you're Jack Bauer or Gregory House and you have to get those texts. I'm as addicted to my phone as anyone else, but I like to make a point to save at least 6 or 8 hours a day for myself.

Anyway, this might do it. For context #1 do State = Power (Any, AC, USB... whichever you want). For context #2 do Event = Text Received. You can specify things like sender and content here if you want.

For tasks, set your first one to put Notification Volume at the loudest. Set the second task for alert ->Notification Sound, and select your sound.

Hopefully that points you in the right direction. If you need to do some tweaking to it I'm sure we can figure it out.

Edit: You might want to consider adding a "time" context also... if you have this plugged in at the office without a time context it's going to do that annoying sound, even if on vibrate.
First, thanks and you are right about the rest time. It's really just a couple server down texts that I need to get at night, I would love to ignore the rest. I got a text at 5:00 that was non emergency and from a guy that doesn't pay attention to what he's doing or what time it is. When I travel oversees about 5 times a year, I sometimes get a middle of the night text from someone in the US that doesn't know I'm over there, or doesn't have the concept of time zones. With the texts I have to get, I can probably specify some content.

I think this will be a good one to get my feet wet on. This seems extremely powerful.

If I started building a whole series of profiles to replaced missed call deluxe, profile change, nudnik, etc. Any feel for if I would wind up being better/worse in terms of battery life? Is tasker efficient if you are running a half doze, dozen or even two dozen rules/profiles?
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i'm running about 2 dozen profiles and have very good battery life

obviously, this will depend on the profiles.
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First, thanks and you are right about the rest time. It's really just a couple server down texts that I need to get at night, I would love to ignore the rest. I got a text at 5:00 that was non emergency and from a guy that doesn't pay attention to what he's doing or what time it is. When I travel oversees about 5 times a year, I sometimes get a middle of the night text from someone in the US that doesn't know I'm over there, or doesn't have the concept of time zones. With the texts I have to get, I can probably specify some content.

I think this will be a good one to get my feet wet on. This seems extremely powerful.

If I started building a whole series of profiles to replaced missed call deluxe, profile change, nudnik, etc. Any feel for if I would wind up being better/worse in terms of battery life? Is tasker efficient if you are running a half doze, dozen or even two dozen rules/profiles?
First, you can specify where the text comes from, so if it's one number you could put that as a qualification. Content can be specified also.

Second, Tasker can help battery life a lot if you use the right profiles in the correct way.

For example, it's not advisable to use a location based context via GPS, because GPS is a battery hog. Just thing of what resources each context requires, and whether it hurts/helps battery life.

I have a profile that turns on GPS when I launch programs that need it, and turns it off when I exit them. This helps because I use to leave GPS on after done with Google Maps or whatever, and it drained my battery life. Now I never worry about it. I also have a profile that periodically checks for my home WIFI network, and if it finds it automatically switches to it (that way when I'm home I'm not using 3G, saving battery life.

I use to make my screen brighter during the day because I couldn't see who was calling in direct sunlight, but of course it would be brighter for everything else. I created a profile that does max brightness during the day ONLY when I'm receiving a call.

I also created a profile for when the battery hits 20% that dims the display, cuts screen timeout, and shuts off autosync, which allows me to get a little more use out of the phone (especially if it sits overnight without being plugged in).
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First, you can specify where the text comes from, so if it's one number you could put that as a qualification. Content can be specified also
Is it possible to do this with emails? I would like to add my office Exchange account and have it alert me to emails from a couple particular senders for when I'm on call. That way, I don't have to keep watching my phone and takes it away from my office iPhone (shivers)
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Does anyone have a good profile for data/wifi/wimax management? What I'd basically like my phone to do is as follows:

-If I'm in the presence of my home or work wifi network, connect to that and disconnect any other data connection, like 4G.
-If not, utilize the most basic data connection most of the time
-When I start certain apps that are data intensive, check for 4G. If there is no 4G in the area, use 3G

Anyone have any guidance? I'm a bit of a noob at this -- know enough to do simple profiles, but conditional things are a bit out of my comfort zone, I've learned.

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Does anyone have a good profile for data/wifi/wimax management? What I'd basically like my phone to do is as follows:

-If I'm in the presence of my home or work wifi network, connect to that and disconnect any other data connection, like 4G.
-If not, utilize the most basic data connection most of the time
-When I start certain apps that are data intensive, check for 4G. If there is no 4G in the area, use 3G

Anyone have any guidance? I'm a bit of a noob at this -- know enough to do simple profiles, but conditional things are a bit out of my comfort zone, I've learned.

TIA
Well, wifi will automatically shut off your data while it's on. The only way I would know how to do this is by using GPS, but this may seriously drain your battery if tasker is constantly using your gps location.

What i'd do is set a time context (say from when you're usually around the house, or wherever your wifi zone is), and have it repeat every 10 minutes. Then as a task I'd get it to turn on GPS, check for your location, if you're within 30m of your wifi zone, have it turn wifi on, otherwise, turn wifi off, then turn gps off.

This way GPS won't be draining your battery. And it will turn off wifi once you leave that zone!
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First, you can specify where the text comes from, so if it's one number you could put that as a qualification. Content can be specified also.

Second, Tasker can help battery life a lot if you use the right profiles in the correct way.

For example, it's not advisable to use a location based context via GPS, because GPS is a battery hog. Just thing of what resources each context requires, and whether it hurts/helps battery life.

I have a profile that turns on GPS when I launch programs that need it, and turns it off when I exit them. This helps because I use to leave GPS on after done with Google Maps or whatever, and it drained my battery life. Now I never worry about it. I also have a profile that periodically checks for my home WIFI network, and if it finds it automatically switches to it (that way when I'm home I'm not using 3G, saving battery life.

I use to make my screen brighter during the day because I couldn't see who was calling in direct sunlight, but of course it would be brighter for everything else. I created a profile that does max brightness during the day ONLY when I'm receiving a call.

I also created a profile for when the battery hits 20% that dims the display, cuts screen timeout, and shuts off autosync, which allows me to get a little more use out of the phone (especially if it sits overnight without being plugged in).
Thanks for the help and all I can say is "wow!". After playing with Tasker tonight and creating three profiles, I am getting a hang of it and starting to see how powerful it is.

With a little time, I can see this replacing my Missed Call Deluxe app, profile switching app (can't remember name) and some others. This is powerful.

On my server down alert, I use my own annoying ringtone, but when I tried to setup another profile for my non-server down SMS's, I couldn't find the Standard Android ringtones. Is it possible to access these for an notification alert?
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I have been developing a "tasker for dummies" on my blog over the last couple of weeks. I will be updating it as new ideas come to me. I have profiles for the next week lined up. Check it out at dbilliter.blotspot.com

I have a lot of experience with tasker and if you want some help with that blog let me know. I have a lot of profiles I haven't posted here and a lot I have. I started this post with some basics and have got a lot of ideas and grown them which is what I wanted out of this thread.
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I'm having a little bit of trouble with 2 profiles from the wiki, the Periodic Data Check (Juicedefender Replacement) and the Wifi Automator, linked below

Periodic Data Check (Juicedefender Replacement) - Tasker Wiki

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If I import them as is, then the wifi doesnt turn off when the screen is off. So I added Stop if screenstate off to the wifi starter task in the wifi-automator task, but it doesnt always work. It will turn the wifi off maybe 70/80% of the time, but not always.
Is there a better way to make them work together? any pointers would be much appreciated
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I have been developing a "tasker for dummies" on my blog over the last couple of weeks. I will be updating it as new ideas come to me. I have profiles for the next week lined up. Check it out at dbilliter.blotspot.com
Just an FYI you mixed up a letter in your Blog Web Address. Instead of Blotspot I believe it should be Blogspot. At least that is where I found your blog. I like some of the profiles you have created. I think they are ones I might be able to use or that my dad might be able to use too. He is new to Tasker and is hooked.

For other posters here is the direct link to dbilliter's blog. From the Mind of DB
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I'm having a little bit of trouble with 2 profiles from the wiki, the Periodic Data Check (Juicedefender Replacement) and the Wifi Automator, linked below

Periodic Data Check (Juicedefender Replacement) - Tasker Wiki

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If I import them as is, then the wifi doesnt turn off when the screen is off. So I added Stop if screenstate off to the wifi starter task in the wifi-automator task, but it doesnt always work. It will turn the wifi off maybe 70/80% of the time, but not always.
Is there a better way to make them work together? any pointers would be much appreciated
Can't you just use the standard Wifi power policy? (Settings>Wireless&Networks>WiFiSettings>Menu>Adva nced and change the appropriate option)
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+ Media > Media Control, in the Cmd box tap Stop.
+ App > Go Home

I have version 1.0.18, not sure if it was working in lower versions.
How can I stop or kill a third party app, such as double twist?
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How can I stop or kill a third party app, such as double twist?
You can't. Google took away our ability to use an app to kill another app in Froyo. I used to use tasker to kill apps all the time before that.
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Its a battery drain if anything other than never is selected on the rom I'm using. Strangely enough, its been fine today, I should have posted in this thread earlier
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Does anyone have a good profile for data/wifi/wimax management? What I'd basically like my phone to do is as follows:

-If I'm in the presence of my home or work wifi network, connect to that and disconnect any other data connection, like 4G.
-If not, utilize the most basic data connection most of the time
-When I start certain apps that are data intensive, check for 4G. If there is no 4G in the area, use 3G

Anyone have any guidance? I'm a bit of a noob at this -- know enough to do simple profiles, but conditional things are a bit out of my comfort zone, I've learned.

TIA
Using GPS to look for your house in order to use wifi is a huge battery hog. I use a combination of two profiles. The first is the "Wifi near" context with my home SSID, and the task is to turn wifi on if it finds it. This will periodically toggle wifi on to search for my home network. If it finds it, it will turn wifi on. However, wifi will not stay on with this profile alone, so I created this second profile:

The context is "Wifi Connected" to my home SSID. The two tasks are "Wifi set to on" and "Variable set %HOMEWIFI to 1". The end tasks are "Variable Clear %HOMEWIFI", "Wait 5 minutes", and "Wifi set to off".

This turns wifi off if the home SSID is missing for over five minutes. I do this so it doesn't turn it off if I just run out to my car and it looses the signal temporarily. This should take care of your wifi issue (and 4G will toggle off if Wifi is on). I don't know how to toggle between 4G and 3G.
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Damn that sucks. Is there a logical reason why G would do this

Is there a way to alter defaults? Whenever I connect to BT in my car either Music or doubletwist starts.
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Damn that sucks. Is there a logical reason why G would do this
Their reasoning was because it was being abused by things like task killers which are not needed. It was causing more problems than it was solving for most people.
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More problems with phones? There is an app killer that is supposed to work in froyo.

Maybe there is a different route to do what I'm trying to do.

When the connects to bluetooth in my car, I want the Sirius App to start and volume to raise. Upon leaving kill the Sirius app and lower the volume.

Right now when I connect to BT, music app opens by default along with Sirius. Upon exiting I have to manually kill Sirius.

Any ideas?
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More problems with phones? There is an app killer that is supposed to work in froyo.

Maybe there is a different route to do what I'm trying to do.

When the connects to bluetooth in my car, I want the Sirius App to start and volume to raise. Upon leaving kill the Sirius app and lower the volume.

Right now when I connect to BT, music app opens by default along with Sirius. Upon exiting I have to manually kill Sirius.

Any ideas?
Pre Froyo I did the same thing, but with Slacker instead of Sirius. You can't do it anymore. Android 2.2+ you just can't do it, and there currently is no work around.
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