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


  1. Simba501

    Simba501 Well-Known Member

    Headphones plugged in - Vibrate mode, media volume changes to 5 (to protect ears), display turns on (so I can quickly proceed to the media I was going to), auto-brightness turns on (for when I'm going outside and my normally dim display makes it hard to change songs)

    ....on exit - media volume changes to 0 and auto-brightness turns off


    Incoming Call - In call volume goes to the max

    ....on exit - media volume changes to 0 (for when I was playing music and forget - the music continues to play, but doesn't blast when I hang up the call)


    Received text - display turns on


    App (Call confirm) - (on exit) - in call volumes goes to the max


    Gmail notification - display turns on


    USB Plugged in - display turns on, widgetlocker unlocks, status bar expands (to quickly access sd mounting - my default usb connection is "charge-only"), and after 10 seconds the status bar collapses again (in situations when I'm not sd mounting) and my device locks (widgetlocker)


    Calendar notification - display turns on


    App (Clock) - Load app (alarm clock plus) (so I can use the stock HTC clock/weather widget, hit the time and go to the alarm clock of my choice)


    App (gallery) - load app (quickpic) (so I can go to the picture app of my choice when in the camera)


    device shutdown - silent mode on (to silence boot sounds)
  2. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member

    Added MANY more tasks, since my last update ;p

    I have a simple\basic question: For my 4 "grandparent's" profiles, is there any way I can combine them? At least narrow them down to 2 profiles? Could I put the "cell near" location for both of my grandparent's houses in ONE profile, or would that then require that BOTH of those locations\contexts are met before the tasks are carried out? (This seems to be a VERY basic question, but I am having a brain-fart at the moment)
  3. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    ok...my brain melted by around page 3 of this thread...seriously...*brain leaks out ears*

    try as I may I cant seem to find the answer I want, or maybes its in this thread in between all the other jargon talking bout other profiles that I glossed over it (and if I did, im sorry)

    I want to set tasker up to put my data connection on (3G not wifi) on every 2 hours, sync my email and *IF* possible FORCE sync my Fancy Widgets weather..

    I currently run the more basic "Settings Profile" and it turns my net on every 4 hours and syncs my email but the weather is hit and miss...its not controllable at all via settings profile...so I have to rely on its on refresh times, which quite often are hit an miss widely sometimes and I often have to manually sync it...which annoys me..

    so can someone please help? I DID try myself...but I managed to get part way through and then lost my way lol

    ALSO as a small thing I have winamp set to run automatically on Settings Profile, but it doesnt play automatically just comes up....can I set tasker to actually PLAY my last track automatically with winamp...kinda like what poweramp has for default..
  4. HunterBrooke

    HunterBrooke Well-Known Member

    Would you walk me through the one that turns GPS on when you open Maps?

    I tried, following the below tutorial, but nothing happens. Also made one to turn on data when I open Mail. Nothing.

    The Tasker icon is in the notification tray and the green check box is marked on each.

    Any help appreciated. Here's the tutorial I followed. My screens match the screenshots ...

    Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done
  5. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member


    Would you mind posting your trash reminder, sounds a lot better than what I'm currently doing, TYIA
  6. HunterBrooke

    HunterBrooke Well-Known Member

    UPDATE: When the notification/status bar is pulled down, it says that no Tasker profiles are active. As I said, green boxes checked. Why not active?
  7. Rob.G

    Rob.G Well-Known Member

    The notification only shows tasks that are currently running, not the tasks that have a green check mark or not. So when your GPS profile is running (when you open Maps) the notification will show your GPS profile name.

    As for wanting a walk through of creating a GPS profile, the link you provided does a fairly decent job of it already.
  8. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member


    Once I get access to a computer (in the morning), I will gladly post the setup.

    As for the poster having trouble with the GPS profile, read what Rob said.
    Context > Load Application > Maps
    Task > GPS On
  9. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member


    can anyone help with the above issue? :(
  10. HunterBrooke

    HunterBrooke Well-Known Member

    What's making me crazy is that this looks like Tasker 101, yet I can't get it to work. I'm sure it's something simple and obvious ...
  11. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member


    Task 1: "Done With Trash"
    Profile Status. Name: "Reminder - Trash". Set: "Off"
    Wait > 4 hours (long enough so the reminder won't reactivate, if you en d the reminders at the time of the first one)
    Profile Status. Name: "Reminder - Trash". Set: "Off"

    Context:
    Day and time you want the reminders to go off
    (I have it go off every Wednesday, from 21:00 to 1:00, reminding me every 15 minutes)

    Main Task:
    Notify Vibrate. Title: "Trash!"
    Popup Task Names. Text: "Take Out The Trash!!". Task: "Done With Trash".
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  12. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

  13. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member

    I have a few questions,

    One of my task is my "work" profile, which puts my phone on vibrate where at my work location, but I am trying to figure out how make exception to that rule that that a couple of my contacts can ring though as well as their text messages but just 3 people.

    Also, I have set up a profile where when I am busy I can just press my long search button and a SMS is suppose to be sent to the caller but it doesn't seem to be working. I have the Mytouch slide phone and my genius button is suppose to be the button to press but it doesn't work. I am rooted so I don't know if that is the problem.

    Last question does Tasker only work with the default text message program as I have handcent.
  14. scribble79

    scribble79 Active Member

    Ok so how do you get one profile to shut down another profile.
  15. Tumeg

    Tumeg Well-Known Member


    I showed how in my last post.
    With "profile status" tasks
  16. scribble79

    scribble79 Active Member

    I see what is posted above but I need it simplified a little.

    I have a bed time profile that is only active when plugged in, I have a loud one that is always active, and a 3rd one a work one that is active M-F from 8am-4:30 PM. I want them all off when the bed one is active, I want the timed one to overide the other 2 and then go back to loud one once done.
  17. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I have it set up and it is working great with one exception: I want a sound and blink the notification light. I can't get both to work at the same time, just which ever one is listed first. Anyone know how to do both?

    I have a profile called auto sync that I use:

    Context: Time 0500 to 2200 repeating every 3 hours
    Task: Auto sync -> on
    Wait 7 minutes
    Auto sync -> off


    I also use a second profile that turns auto sync on whenever my phone is plugged in and on my home Wifi

    You can use an app called "Selective Silence" by ChainsDD that will allow you to have your phone ring from the callers you set regardless of the phone state (silent or ringer on)
  18. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member



    Thanks I will look into that. I was trying not to add another app but to do it all with tasker.
  19. scott26

    scott26 Member

    What is SSID and how to I find it?
  20. scott26

    scott26 Member

    Also do you guys have a way to turn my vibrate on when at the gym? I tried a location setting but it never really kicked in. I had it set to net only with a 300m radius and although it said it was activated it never changed the symbol on my notification bar. Or does Tasker just not change the notify bar icon unless you tell it to?
  21. scott26

    scott26 Member

    Also if you don't mind I have a battery saver profile enabled but I would like for my mobile data and data sync to turn on every 40 minutes and check my stuff for 5 min before shutting off again during battery saver mode. Do you have an idea on how to add this to the current task list?
  22. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Inside the profile that you want to use (not the one you want shut down, add the Task:
    +>Tasker>Profile Status>(Name=Profile you want to shut down, and Set=Off)


    It may take a long time to recognize a location if you do not enter that location with GPS enabled. You may find better responsiveness if you have the GPS turned on during your drive to the gym (also, change your gym profile to include a task that turns GPS off when you get there).


    Setup the profile as you described, and insert
    +>Tasker>Wait>*5min or 40min*
    To make it wait in between checking.
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  23. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    I'm having a TERRIBLE time getting Tasker to obtain my actual physical address. The two thing on the Tasker wiki that claim to get the physical address are not working...

    Anyone have something that works?
  24. gcobb

    gcobb Well-Known Member

    That's the name of your wireless connection, nothing to do with your phone.
  25. gcobb

    gcobb Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the GPS identifying where you are?
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