Tasker question - Missed Notifications

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    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    I am fairly new to Tasker, but have been able to figure out most profiles.

    On the Atrix a calendar notification will sound once and then stop. I would like to set Tasker up to continue reminding me until I clear the notification or snooze it.

    I think this is what I need to do:

    Missed Notification Reminder - Tasker Wiki

    I don't want to download/install any profiles/tasks unless they are needed.

    I would be most grateful if someone with more Tasker knowledge than I could tell me which profiles I need to download and install in order have tasker perform the actions I have described. It looks like I have to download and import:

    1. all three required base profiles and

    2. the optional profiles for calander - three total

    For a total of six downloads?

    Do I need that last one: it says included task (required) - which would mean seven downloads?

    is this right?

  2. Rob.G

    Rob.G Well-Known Member

    No, for just the calendar notification you only will need to download five items.

    In the Required Profiles section, you need the first one and only one of the Clear profiles. Depends on how you wish to clear the notifications, I'd pick the second Clear profile.

    Same with the Optional Calendar Profiles, you need the first profile and one of the Clear profiles depending on how you wish to stop the notification.

    Finally, yes you need the last Required Task. That makes five.
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    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    Alright I downloaded everything and got all but one imported into Tasker.

    I can't seem to get the file Missed_Notification___All.prf_1_.xml to import.

    It looks like it is a profile, but when I go to import it from the profile folder of Tasker it doesn't show up. How do I import this?

    Also, once I have all 4 profiles (four are profiles right?) and the one task imported, what do I do with them?

    Do I just activate the profiles? Where do I insert the one task?
  4. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    The profiles just need to be enabled. The separate task is executed by one of the other tasks, and is not associated with any profile. This task remains running any time the reminder is active, but sleeps for 10 minutes at a time (it's not keeping your device awake).

    The problem you're having with importing the profile probably has to do with the name. Try removing the "_1_" from the name so that the name ends in ".prf.xml". If that works, I'll have to look at renaming the file on the site so it works when downloaded.
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    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    Thanks UncleMike. Tasker is really an amazing tool and sets Android apart from other OS's. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please keep up the good work.

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    Uncle Mike,

    I was able to successfully load all profiles and the task. I have them on but they don't seem to do anything. Any help is appreciated.
  7. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Most of the set/clear profiles are app dependent in some way - either they use an App context, or a Notification context with an Owner Application specified. Internally, Tasker keeps track of apps by their "package name", which can vary from one device to another, or one OS version to another, even though the name of that app as seen by the user remains the same. To account for this, you'll need to edit the context in each app, and re-select that app that's already specified in the context; this will force Tasker to update the package name to correspond to the one for your device/OS.

    I ran into this same problem when I flashed the Ultimate Droid ROM onto my Droid - many of the package names changed. This may not be the cause of your problem, but that's my first guess.
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    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

    TRICKorDEVICE Well-Known Member

    Ok, now the missed notification icon pops up in the notification bar, but it never repeats the reminder after the initial notification.

    Thanks again for your constant willingness to help the people who are just figuring this stuff out.
  10. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Try checking the sound specified in the Notify Sound action of the Notification Reminder task. The default points to a built-in sound on the Droid, that may not exist on your device. If you leave that field blank, the default notification sound will be used (this may help troubleshoot).

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