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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Mfracher, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Tasker Shortcuts not working
    1. Create task Named “ALERT”
    Alert …. Beep …. Assign an ICON (very simple / no conditions)
    2. Close Tasker
    3. Slide home page to far left
    4. Press and hold the spot and select from Task Shortcut the Task “ALERT”
    PROBLEM: Now when I tap the ALERT icon.. nothing happens
    ( I believe I have checked all Settings (Sounds/Volumes) and all are maxed )
    I’m Lost ?
    device : LG l33l ( This is the Trackphone LG Sunset)
     



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  2. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    1 - Did you try executing the task from Tasker directly to see if it works?
    2 - What launcher are you using?

    There are two ways for external apps to run Tasker tasks. Most use a method which does not require the Tasker preferences "allow external access" to be checked. But some do require that.

    For example my launcher (Nova) can launch a tasker task without "allow external access"
    Tasker shortcuts on my watchmaker app will not work unless I check "allow external access"

    There is a Tasker forum on this site btw.
     
  3. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter


    It works when I press the Arrow while in the task? Researching your other "tips".
     
  4. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    Try tasker preferences / misc / allow external access
     
  5. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter

    External Access is Cecked ..
     
  6. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    So if I'm understanding correctly:
    1 - It works when executed directly from Tasker
    2 - "allow external access" is checked
    3 - It does not work from launcher shortcut

    1 thru 3 are correct?
    That's a headscratcher.

    What launcher are you using? (if it's a lesser known launcher, my next recommendation would be to try a different launcher to see if it works there)
     
  7. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It works directly.
    About "Launcher" .. My appologies but I have no idea as this phone is brand new. I do not think I have added any launchers so it is probably the default for LG L33L SUNSET.
     
  8. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter

    BINGO I Unchecked "Allow external access" and it works Thank you
     
  9. Mfracher

    Mfracher Newbie
    Thread Starter


    BINGO I Unchecked "Allow external access" and it works Thank you
     
  10. Sedhadi

    Sedhadi Lurker

    Hi

    I can't add tasker shortcuts to my home screen anymore. When I tap Tasker among the list of shortcuts, the list of tasks it doesn't pop up and actually nothing happens. Any idea what's wrong?
     
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