Version: 5.0 (5069)
5.11 MB (5,362,607 bytes)
Min: Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21)
Target: Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21)
Uploaded July 19, 2017 at 10:04PM UTC by Jacob HA (EMK2000)
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19/07/2017 v5.0


switched to material design icon and themes (Android 5.0+)
improved presentation and interactions
added approx 900 material design icons, freely selectable colours
added 4 themes at Prefs / UI / Theme (Android 5.0+)
support for (customisable) Quick Settings (Android 7.0+) and App Shortcuts (Android 7.1.1+)
Video element for scenes with fine control

in %caller variable, changed tag of notification button source to 'nbutton'
in %caller variable, nbutton source indicates label, if present
Notify actions and Tasker status bar icon: may display only in white on some (Android 7.0+?) devices, even if they previously displayed as colour on the same device and ROM
states Wifi Connected, Ethernet Connected, Mobile Data: if using a VPN simultaneously, the new Active parameter should be set to 'Any'

Prefs / UI / Icon Colour From Theme (Android 5.0+)
action Test Net: mode Auto-Sync
action Element Web Control: Zoom In/Out accept optional values (Android 5.0+)
action Net / Test Net, various BT options
Prefs / UI / List Item Dragging: option Only When Selecting (and is the new default)
app creation: Auto-Install checkbox
events Package Updated, New Package: added Package parameter
event Package Removed, Package Updated, New Package: added selectors
many extra control labels for talkback users
action Set Tasker Pref: Lock Code (for UI)
app icon for material, thanks to Guus Apeldoorn & Fabian Doornbos (Android 5.0+)
app creation: added Target SDK Version to child config screen (Advanced)
Prefs / UI / Hardware Acceleration (not in Beginner Mode)
action Test Element, parameter Max Value (elements: Video, Slider)
action Element Visibility, parameter Continue Task Immediately (when animation > 0)
action Show Scene, parameter Display As, option Activity, No Status, No Bar, No Nav (Android 4.4+)
scene element Video
action Scenes / Element Video Control
wherever a simple match is possible,~R at the start indicates a regex match instead, !~R indicates a negative regex match
states Wifi Connected, Ethernet Connected, Mobile Network: parameter Active (Android 6+)
action Variable Clear: parameter Local Variables Only if Pattern Matching enabled
support for multiple simultaneous network types (Android 6+)
state / VPN Connected (Android 6+)
event New Notification: Messages parameter for messaging-style notifications (Android 7.0+)
action Tasker / Show Prefs
action Tasker / Show Runlog
action Tasker / Edit Task
action Tasker / Edit Scene
Prefs / Action / App Shortcuts (Android 7.1.1+)
action Tasker / Set App Shortcuts, for Tasker or apps created by Tasker (Android 7.1.1+)
Prefs / Action / Quick Settings (Android 7.1+)
action Tasker / Setup Quick Setting, (Android 7.1+)
action Take Screenshot (Android 5.0+)
action Set Alarm: parameters Ringtone and Vibrate (Android 4.4+)
action Show Alarms (Android 4.4+)
action Cancel Alarm (Android 6.0+)
Menu / More / Android Settings / Write Settings (Android 6.0+)
Menu / More / Android Settings / Draw Over Other Apps (Android 6.0+)
launcher shortcuts: now support all icon types
launcher widgets: don't show 'no image' option in icon select, it's required
action Test File: test file existence
scene element Switch
action Settings / Notification Listener Settings (Android 5.1+)
action Settings / Print Settings (Android 4.4+)
scene element long-click event: show visible indication when event triggered (elements where previsouly a short click was indicated)
scene element slider: background tab
round Tasker launcher icons (Android 7.1.1+)
Prefs / Monitor: option Show Notification Icon
task edit screen: menu item Action Numbers
Profile, Task, Scene, Var tabs can be long-clicked for options
manifest permission WRITE_CALL_LOG: used for Call Log action, Android previously granted it without needing declaration
manifest permission READ_CALL_LOG: used for monitoring call log changes e.g. event Missed Call, Android previously granted it without needing declaration

S7, maybe some other 7+ devices: some locale-based formats were being set incorrectly (Android 7.0+)
app selection list: some entries had no label
action Input / Back Button: was going Home instead
app creation: action Wifi Tether: on some devices required WRITE_SETTINGS permission
action JavaScript(let): function selector showed wrong type for 3rd parameter of elemVisibility
file actions: standard file extensions were being automatically added to target name in some circumstances
action Airplane Mode: spurious error when used with root (API 5.0+)
crash on exit from scene editor if referenced task was only on SD not configured data
app creation: text elements in layout scenes with font specified, font wasn't being exported
lock/unlock project,profile,task: display wasn't updating other implicitly-locked tasks, profiles, scenes etc
action SQL Query: in Raw mode, some insert statements weren't opening the DB writeable
action Array Set: variables in Splitter parameter weren't being replaced
calling settings directly, lock code wasn't being asked for even when set
app creation: Start System Timer wasn't including the needed permission
event Package Removed: was triggering also on update
app creation: wasn't exporting accessibility service for several actions needing it
adapt (new) shortcut icons to screen density when loading
switching to variable tab was causing data change to be registered
actions Set Default Ringtone, Play Ringtone: in action edit screen selection wasn't working correctly
prefs screen wasn't hiding beginner options in beginner mode
was getting haptic feedback on profile list irrespective of pref setting
talkback: prevent double announcement of app name on launch
don't display Move To Top action mode menu option if item is already at top
app creation: don't cancel when pressing back after successful generation

apply v2 apk signing to Tasker and AppFactory apks
app creation: apply v2 apk signing to kid apps (Android 8.0+)
dragging over projects gives haptic feedback if enabled
action Silent Mode: changed name to Vibrate Mode (Android 6.0+)
various content display tweaks
default Prefs / UI / List Item Drag Margin to Left, Invisible
improved drag handling, drag-and-scroll now variable speed
all event specifying an app: multiple apps can be specified, only one must match
changed handling for lists in action and scene elements (e.g. action Menu) to match other lists in UI, including multi-select
app selection list: improved label content
action Show Scene, parameter Display As, changed 'Full Display' to 'No Status'
app creation: support larger projects (still depends on project contents to some extent)
action Java Function: in tasks executed by non-overlay scene element events, CONTEXT object is the associated activity
task edit: only show an icon for action type if it's a setting action
scenes: try to always use theme that best matches device default, also when editing
action Mobile Data: available again for TEKXodus ROMs
group builtin icons by Material, Holo and Misc, with subgroups for Material and Holo
various lists were respecting system setting instead of Tasker setting
support detection of Magisk package for enabling root support
scene element EditText: event Text Change: changes are buffered, event may now contain several accumulated changes at once
Run Shell: changed LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /vendor/lib*:/system/lib*
changed max aspect ration to 2.1 to support wider screens like S8 without letterboxing (also for kid apps)
action Scan Card, name changed to Scan Media
use system cache dir instead of private for most tmp files
new profile,task etc: popup anchors to top tab instead of + button
monitor notification icon: option to reset to default
new high-density notification bar icon
.icn dir: support for .jpg and .jpeg extensions
action Display / Test Display: Resolution -> Available Resolution
HTML info screens: conform to theme colours
File Select dialog: back button means accept
Variable Split, Array Set: param splitter: accept newlines
tweaked widget layout
action Wait: handle singular/plural in description
moved Tasker/log.txt to Tasker/log/tasker.txt, logs in old location auto-deleted
lots of historical references to 'SD Card' in help texts/userguide now refer to 'internal storage' or similar
task edit screen: Margins toggle
actions JavaScript(let): Continue On Error parameter
colour picker dialog: text entry field, rearranged a little, added landscape layout
action Set Wallpaper, parameter Continue On Error
action Display / Test Display: Hardware Resolution (i.e. including nav bar)
missing talkback labels for some UI elements
task/profile/scene multi-select option: Move To Project
selecting event/state/action: button to toggle list view
monitor notification action buttons disabled by default (too many accidental presses on Disable)

action Wifi Tether is no longer possible without root on Android 7. Root users can install the plugin Nougat Tasker Tethering Toggle from Play Store (and then select it instead of the Wifi Tether action).
action Set Tasker Pref cannot be called from external app
scene element Image, parameter Click Colour: was never implemented...

relevant variables from plugin instances were not being passed to other plugin instances when editing
action plugin variables: passing null value for e.g. %arr when no var %arr exists will result in attempted deletion of indices of %arr (%arr1, %arr2 etc)
This release does not have a Play Store Description, so we grabbed one from version 4.9:

Total Automation, From Settings to SMS.
* Triggers: App, Time, Day, Location, Hard/Soft State, Event, Shortcut, Widget, Timer, Plugins
* Actions: 200+ built-in, plugin support
* Tasks: loops, variables, conditions
* Scenes: design your own screen overlays
* App Creation: create your own standalone apps to share or sell! (Android 2.3+)

Starter Guides:
Queries, Problems: see Menu / Info / Support in-app

It's not possible to fix problems reported via Play Store Comments...

****** Actions By Category ******

[not all actions available on all devices]

* ALERT: Flash, Notify LED/Sound/Vibrate, Cancel Notification, Popup Timed/WithTaskIcons/Names, Torch, Vibrate, Vibrate Pattern
* APP: Calendar Insert, Go Home, Kill App, Load App, Open Map (/StreetView/Nav)
* AUDIO: Alarm/Call/DTMF/Media/Notif./Ringer/System Volume, Haptic Feedback Toggle, Mic Mute, Notification Pulse, Notification(<4.1)/Ringer Vibrate (<4.2 or root), Silent Mode, Speakerphone, Sound Effects toggle
* DIALOG: 28 System Settings dialogs
* DISPLAY: Auto-Brightness, Close System Dialogs, Keyguard, Keyguard Pattern, Display Brightness, Display Off Timeout, Display Rotation, Set Wallpaper, Stay On, Status Bar (expand/collapse)
* FILE: Browse Files, Directory Create/Delete/Move, File Copy/Delete/Move/Open, Write To File, Read Line, Read Paragraph, Zip/Unzip File
* INPUT: Button, Dpad (root only), Type (root only), Input Method Select, Soft Keyboard (show)
* MEDIA: Media Button Events (grab), Media Player Control, Music File/Dir, Play/Forward/Back/Stop, Photo/Series/TimeSeries, Record Audio, Record Audio Stop, Ringtone, Scan Card
* MISC: (Broadcast) Action Intent, Component Intent, Get Location, GPS Status (<2.3 or Cyanogen/submod), Run (ASE) Script, Say, Say To File, Shut Up, Search For, Set Clipboard, Reboot (root only), Set CPU (root only) Set Timezone
* NETWORK: Airplane Mode (<4.1 or root), Autosync, BT, BT ID, Compose Email, Browse URL, HTTP GET, HTTP POST, Mobile Data (on/off), Mobile Data 2G/3G (Cyanogen only), USB Tether, WiFi Toggle, Wifi Disconnect/Reassociate/Reconnect, Wifi Sleep, Wifi Tether, Wimax Toggle
* PHONE: Call, Call Log, Call Block/Divert/Revert, Compose MMS/SMS, Contacts, End Call, Radio, Send SMS, Send Data SMS, Silence Ringer, Take Call
* TASKER: Change Icon Set, If, End If, Goto Action, Perform Task, Profile Toggle, Query Action, Set Widget Icon, Set Widget Label, Stop, Wait, Wait Until
* VARIABLES: Set, Clear, Inc, Dec, Query, Randomize, Split, Join, List
* 3RD PARTY: Android Notifier, Astrid, BeyondPod, JuiceDefender Data/Toggle, Gentle Alarm, NewsRob, OfficeTalk, SleepBot, SMS Backup+, TeslaLED, WidgetLocker

****** States ******

Airplane Mode, BT Connected, Calendar Entry, Docked, Headset Plugged, Incoming Call, Keyboard Out, Light Level, Media Button, Missed Call, Mobile Network, Device Orientation, Power, Various Sensors, Signal Strength, Unread Text, Variable Value, Wifi Network, Wifi Near

****** Events ******

Alarm Clock/Done, Date Set, Time/Date Set, Timezone Set, Display: Off/On/Unlocked, File Closed/Deleted/Modified/Moved/Opened/Attributes Changed, Camera/Search Button Long-Press, Card Mounted/Removed/Unmounted, Gesture,Missed Call, Phone Changes, Received Text, SMS Send Success/Failure, Battery Changed/Full/Low/Overheating, Device Boot, Device Shutdown, Storage Low, Locale Changed, New/Removed/Updated Package, Wallpaper Changed, Button Gadget Clicked, New Window, Notification, Notification Clicked, Zoom Click, Variable Cleared/Set, K9 Email Received, Gentle Alarm, Kaloer Clock, OpenWatch, Reddit Notify, Screebl, Widget Locker
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