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What Tasker profiles is everyone using?? (This thread is NOT for requesting help with profiles)

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  1. AJP123

    AJP123 Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    I just bought Tasker (waits for everyone to say "Finally!" :D), so I'm going to ask some pretty obvious questions:
    • Firstly, how do I change from the UI form of adding a profile to the coding form?
    • I'd like to create a profile that warns me (by notification sound or similar) that my alarm is active if I have a calendar entry that will be occurring in the upcoming 10 minutes. Is there any way of automatically turning said alarm off if this occurs?
    • I've created a simple profile using the UI that silences my phone whenever I have an active calendar entry. However, when I press volume up or volume down (SGS), at least in the test mode, it un-silences my phone. Is there a way of getting a confirmation box pop-up asking me whether or not I really want to un-silence my phone?
    • I looked at the Tasker Wiki site, and have absolutely no idea where to start. Where can I go to find information on what each piece of code that I see on the forums actually means?

    Thankyou =)
    God bless.

  2. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Added on 04/07/11

    • Battery Level : Adjusts random settings, depending on my battery level.
    • Block Calls : When certain numbers call, tasker will answer\end the call (So it will stop ringing, and they won't get to my voicemail)
    • Block Work Calls : When my work calls me (to ask if I can come in), I let it ring for 5 seconds before hanging up (5 seconds, so I have time to decide if I want to answer - and it does not send the call to voicemail).
    • Change Wallpaper Based on Weather : Cool new profile I made today. It checks Accuweather, and when it sees certain keywords ("Rain" "Cloudy" "Sunny" "Clear") it will change my wallpaper, accordingly.
    • Church : Silences my phone, makes my display not time-out, and opens my Bible app -- (Based on calendar events)
    • School : Silences my phone during school (Based on calendar events)
    • Find Phone (GPS) : When I text my phone a keyword, it will respond with the GPS coordinates, battery level, etc.
    • Find Phone (GPS) P2 : When I text my phone another keyword (when my phone is stolen), it will lock the phone, will end any current calls, and will also leave the GPS on (so I can keep tracking it).
    • Find Phone (Ring) : This is for when I lose my phone at home. I text it, it will play a ringtone.
    • Face Down Silent : This is for the "Find Phone (Ring)" profile. When I find the phone, I just flip it over to turn off the ringtone\song
    • GPS Turned On : Turns on the GPS when certain apps are opened
    • Incoming Call Brightness : Turns my brightness to MAX, for 15 seconds. (Pointless)
    • Charging : Random settings for when I am charging my phone
    • Wifi Starter\Stopper : Two profiles that will turn on\of and connect wifi, accordingly (by determining my location via my network connection\location) (this has been combined with my "Home" profile)

    Added on 04/09/11

    • Work : When Tasker sees that my calendar says I am at work (this is easy to do because I have a part-time job, so I always post my shifts on my calendar), it will put my phone on vibrate - and force WiFi off, and will also lock my screen.

    Added on 04/13/11

    • Home : When I am home (It determines this by using my location, via the network connection) it will turn my volumes up. After 11pm, when the home profile is active, it will turn my phone to vibrate. [new: it also turns on my WiFi] [new:new: it now activates Browsix and Remote Notifier for Android]
    • Change Wallpaper - Timed : I have a set of 5 wallpapers (they are the same wallpapers, just different color), and they change\alternate every 20 minutes.
    • Alarm : I have uninstalled Gentle Alarm, and replaced it with Tasker. Self explanatory profile. (*Altered this profile, so that it will only trigger if the phone is charging (I periodically will get up before the alarm will go off, and unplug the phone - forgetting that the alarm is still set*) (Rather dodgy when it came to actually triggering - missed a class due to the alarm\profile not sounding\activating. I am now using the stock HTC clock\alarm app)
    • Silent Boot : This profile will silence my phone prior to turning off or restarting, which then silences the annoyingly loud boot-animation.

    Added on 04/14/11

    • Reminder - Trash : At 9pm every Wednesday night(repeating every 15 minutes) IF my "Home" profile is active, I get a pop-up reminding me to take out the trash. The pop-up also gives me an option to end the reminders if I have taken the trash out.
    • Airplane Mode : If my cell signal drops too low, airplane mode will be triggered. Every 7 minutes, the profile will stop - if there is still low signal, the profile will be reactivated. (I am having a hard time getting this to work... It seems to randomly activate, even though my signal-strength variable context, is set to only activate when my signal drops below 25% - I will have a few bars of 4G, and this profile will activate)
    • Headset Plugged In - Menu : I finally got around to making this basic profile, that will open a menu containing Amazon MP3 (I have my music in the cloud) Pandora, and TuneIn Radio Pro whenever I connect a headset.
    • Headset Plugged In - Settings : When I plug in headphones, certain settings will change\adjust (such as volumes, screen rotation, etc.)

    Added on 04/15/11

    • Applications - Games : When I launch any\all games, my media volume is set to 4 (what I almost ALWAYS set it to) (got rather annoying, and wasn't very useful)
    • Applications - Games Night : When I launch any\all games between 11pm and 9am, the media volume is 0
    • Applications - Music : When I launch any\all music playing applications, the media volume sets itself to 12
    • Applications - Video : When I launch any\all video playing applications, the media volume sets itself to 9 - and autobrightness is forced.
    • Charging - Home Night : When charging my phone at home (determined by "cell near"), from 12:30am-8:30am (basically when I am sleeping): all sounds are silenced, brightness is brought down, and auto-rotation is turned off (If I look at my phone while in bed, and while it's charging, the screen-rotation is always wacky)
    • Charging - Not Home : When I am charging my phone NOT at home (determined by invert of "cell near"), all of my volumes are turned up (If I am not charging my phone at home, it will usually be charging somewhere AWAY from me - so I need the volumes up)
    • Grandparent's : When I am at one of my grandparent's house (determined by "cell near"), the phone connects to their WiFi, and my ringer/notification/media volumes gets adjusted.
    • Grandparent's Night : Same as above, just the volumes are on silent\vibrate
    • Grandparent's (2) : When I am at my other grandparent's house (determined by "cell near"), the phone connects to their WiFi, and my ringer/notification/media volumes gets adjusted.
    • Grandparent's Night (2) : Same as above, just the volumes are on silent\vibrate.

    Added on 04/28/11

    • Android Notifier : When my "Home" profile is active, Tasker will enable the Remote Notifier for Android service. Remote Notifier for Android, simply sends notifications to your computer, when you have an incoming call, SMS, MMS, or when your battery is low, etc.
    • DropBox Sync : I have Tasker and Dropbox Sync for Tasker/Locale setup so I can backup certain files on my SD Card, with Dropbox, at a specific time. I am currently working on a way to get this Dropbox plugin to allow me to upload a AutoHotKey script to Dropbox, where AutoHotKey on my computer will be able to then read\activate the script, which will pause iTunes when I have an incoming call).

    Added on 05/03/11

    • Disneyland : When I am at Disneyland (Based on calendar event - currently working on getting the "cell near" info setup, which will take quite a while due to the massive size of the park), forces Wifi off, GPS off, all plugins off (in case another task has them on, or if they are left on accidentally), turns off mobile data (trying to get this to only happen when the display is off), and also drops the display timeout to 12 seconds. I am currently thinking of other battery-saving settings that I can have this profile change. Suggestions?

    Added on 05/04/11

    • 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.

    Added on 05/12/11

    • Display Rotation - On : When I open certain apps, display rotation will be "on", allowing me to rotate the screen.
    • Display Rotation - Off : The opposite of above ^^
    • Headset Plugged In - Settings (Charging) : When I connect headphones\speakers to my phone while it is charging (98% chance that I will be in the car when I do this), I turn the keyguard off along with other settings. When I am not charging and I connect headphones, then the keyguard is on (because it will typically be in my pocket)

    I love Tasker.
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  3. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Some Tasker jargon for you: Profile and Task

    There is a button for Task at the bottom. You can create a new Task here without creating a profile first. However, you eventually need a profile or a widget to activate the Task.

    Tasker cannot have something occur prior to a calendar entry. This has been asked before. It can activate a profile when the calendar entry becomes active, but Tasker does not scan your calendar entry in advance to see what will happen in the future.

    As you have figured out, Tasker only activates settings when the profile turns on. It does not maintain settings, and you can still manually change them at any time.

    What you are asking is complicated and might not be possible. You can have Tasker do certain things in response to button presses but 1) you'd have to nest that inside your other profile, which is tricky and 2) I'm not sure Tasker will block or override the default action (volume increase) when you press the button.

    However, you could set your profile to repeat every X minutes. In this case, if you accidentally hit the volume button Tasker will turn it off again whenever it repeats.

    Did you read the User Guide on the website?
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  4. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Tasker doesn't currently have a video function. It can take photos in the background though.
  5. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it has anything to do with Tasker?

    If you disable Tasker does it still do this?

    Once you confirm that is is Tasker, please post what your sleep profiles are.
  6. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Not sure if mine is doing it anymore. Missus nags saying it is, but I'm not sure. Will have to stay awake and find out
  7. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Search the market for an app called "Volume Locker" by HourDB. It has a pop up like you are looking for. I have used it and it works great. It doesn't integrate with tasker as fast as I know, but it will accomplish what you want.
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  8. AJP123

    AJP123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. I'll have a serious sit down and read the user guide in my uni break. Turns out I had all my profiles switched off - now I have my auto-wifi profile set on :)D). Is there any way of having a set alarm as a context?
  9. Simba501

    Simba501 Well-Known Member

    Interesting! You gave me some ideas. Tasker is phenomenal...
  10. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Glad to help!
    If you (or anyone) would like the step-by-step to set up ANY of the profiles I use, I would be MORE than happy to post them (didn't post them initially, because that would have taken WAY too long :p)
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  11. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Added a new one ^^^
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  12. AJP123

    AJP123 Well-Known Member

    Do you put church/school/work on your calendar? If so, do you just use different calendars to differentiate between silent and non-silent events? Or are these desktop widget shortcuts? I'm trying to think of a better way than having different calendars to differentiate between silent and non-silent events, but it's not a major issue.

    God bless =)
  13. joehornback

    joehornback Well-Known Member

    I've setup a profile that speaks my text messages while blue tooth is on. (It's a bt earpiece). Is there a way to make the voice come through the earpiece? Right now it comes through the phone.
  14. MickeyCee

    MickeyCee Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the great ideas, I set up a block call on mine....works like a charm, I love tasker too!

    I always have my phone on silent so I also created one that actually takes it out of silent mode only when my lady calls but stays silent for any other calls, then after the i answer it, it goes back to silent mode.....shweeet!
  15. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I just downloaded the trial version of this. Looks interesting.
  16. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member

    You need an A2DP compatible bluetooth.
  17. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    I just edited the church\school ones, to go off of calendar events (Previously, I had them activate depending on the day\time - but I figured, if I have a day off from school, I'd rather the profile not activate).
    I have them all on my main calendar, but I have the profile activate when an event is happening that is titled "Work" or "School" or "Church".
  18. toasty

    toasty Well-Known Member

    Would you mind sharing this one? Been wanting to do something like this as well, would be really helpful to use yours as a model...
  19. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member


    • Time; 00:00 to 23:30 - repeating every hour.
    • [You can also have a context for battery life, so if your battery gets too low, it will stop checking the weather and what not]

    • Variable -> Variable Set: Name: "%ZIPCODE" - Then in the "To" field, put in your zip code.
    • Net -> HTTP Get: Port="rss.accuweather.com/rss/liveweather_rss.asp?metric=1&locCode=%ZIPCODE"
    • Variable -> Split Variable: Name: "%HTTPD" - Splitter: "Currently:"
    • Tasker -> Stop: If: "%HTTPD2" is NOT SET
    • Variable -> Split Variable: Name: "%HTTPD2" - Splitter: ":"
    • Variable -> Variable Set: Name "%HTTPD21" To "Sunny" If "%HTTPD21 ~ *Sunny*" (make one of these tasks, for every weather type you intend to encounter. i.e "Sunny" "Rain" "Storm" "Cloudy" "Clear")
    • Variable -> Variable Set: Name "%HTTPD21" To "Default" If "%HTTPD21" does NOT equal "Sunny/Rain/Storm/Cloudy/Clear"
    • Variable -> Variable Set: Name "%HTTPD21" To "Night" If "%TIME > 20"
    • Display -> Set Wallpaper: Image "wallpapers/%HTTPD21.jpg"

    To make this work, just have a folder in the root directory of your phone entitled "wallpapers" which will contain each of the wallpapers. Title each wallpaper with the corresponding weather that you have in your tasks (I believe it is case sensitive).
    The "Default" one, just is a basic wallpaper that will be used, if none of the weather conditions are reached. The "Night" task\wallpaper, will be used after a certain time (In the tasks above, it will start at 8pm)

    Original Source: http://tasker.wikidot.com/weather-dependent-background-image
  20. toasty

    toasty Well-Known Member

    Thanks man, I appreciate it.
  21. brandall

    brandall Member

    I've created a couple of Tasker tutorials over at XDA which I hope you will find useful.

    CPU Control Profiles tutorial here

    Data Connection and AutoSync tutorial here

    Please post your questions and feedback over there, as I'm not active on this forum (yet!).

  22. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Few more new ones...
  23. AJP123

    AJP123 Well-Known Member

    What's the context for silent boot?
  24. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Device shutdown > Silent

    Device Boot > set your sounds to the desired profile
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  25. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Event > System > Device Shutdown
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