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Old January 13th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm starting to use an older (rooted CM7) HTC Evo 4G as a dedicated Plex media center remote.

I'm looking to use tasker to automatically turn the screen on when I pick up the device. Is this possible?

Anybody else using their android devices as dedicated media center remote controls care to share their setups and any tips and tricks?

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I'm starting to use an older (rooted CM7) HTC Evo 4G as a dedicated Plex media center remote.

I'm looking to use tasker to automatically turn the screen on when I pick up the device. Is this possible?
How about a profile that turns off the screen when the device is placed face down (State->Sensor->Orientation->Face Down), with an exit task that turns the screen on? That would accomplish your goal, provided you always keep the device face down when not in use.

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How can you get tasker to actually shut the screen on and off though? I haven't seen that option
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How can you get tasker to actually shut the screen on and off though? I haven't seen that option
I originally thought the OP was referring to controlling the screen for his/her media center, but now that you mention it, I'm really not sure.

In any event, to turn on your device, I found the Tasker action Display->Turn On. When I tried it, I get a toast message, "Sorry, that action is unavailable on this device." (I have an HTC Evo 4G.) I subsequently found the following in the Tasker user guide:

Can I use Tasker to turn the screen on and off ?

Turning on, use the Display / Turn On action. Unfortunately, that action is inaccessible with Android 2.3+.

For turning off, you can use the Display / System Lock action with Android 2.0+.

For Android 1.6, you can set the Display Timeout to it's minimum (around 7 seconds) and then set it back to normal in response to a Display Off event.
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