Tasker tips

Set Do Not Disturb In Outlook App

Outlook is about getting things done. Yet it can also be a distraction, so learn how to use its Do Not Disturb features.

  • On the All Accounts tab, select the bell icon.
  • Choose your preferences. You can only choose one Timed event at a time, however, you can mix and match the Scheduled events. Select the check mark in the top-right corner to commit the changes.
  • Back in the All Accounts tab, the bell is red and shows zZ, and all accounts that are in Do Not Disturb mode have the red zZ.

Use Message Actions In The Outlook App

You knew you could use actions in single-message view, but did you know you can use actions from the Inbox view?

  • In the folder view, long tap a message to use an action on. The Delete, Archive, and Move to Folder actions will show. To get more actions, select the 3 dots menu.
  • The 3 dots menu shows the actions: Move to Focused inbox, Report junk, Ignore conversation, Mark as unread, Flag, Snooze, and Select all. Report junk tells Microsoft the e-mail is garbage and their spam AI will learn to block spam messages.

See Items from Your Favorite Contacts First

Everyone is important, yet some people are just a little more important in your life. Here’s how you can make sure you see their emails first.

  • In Contacts, select a favorite contact.
  • In their contact card, select the star in the top-right corner. Now they’re a favorite. Any Outlook items from them will show up before other people.

Use Samsung DeX With the Outlook App

This only applies to some of the newer Samsung Android devices. The Outlook app is optimized for use with Samsung Dex. DeX allows you to connect to an HDMI or Miracast-enabled monitor and pair a keyboard and mouse for a desktop-style experience.

Turn on night mode in google apps in non-supported android version.

I can't turn on dark mode on google photos, gboard or some other google apps because they don't have toggles to do it. Dark mode turns on if night mode toggle is on in device settings but for devices that don't have it what to do??Just run a tasker task which turns the night mode on, yes it does nothing but triggers dark theme on unsupported google apps.Tested on google photos, gboard, play games (it has toggle but trigger works too).

MATH tip.

So for all you n00bz or anyone semi new to tasker or even a few years in like myself.... figured I'd throw this simple reminder/tip out there that I honestly just learned and could have helped me earlier and shortened allot of my tasks..... In the SET VARIABLE task there is a box DO MATHthis does..... MATH! like differently than the task VARIABLE ADD or VARIABLE SUBTRACT in that it can actually do decimal math!sorry if everyone knew this already but it helped me out immensely and I figured I couldn't be the only one who didn't realize this.BONUS TIP!if you can't figure out something in tasker at first, sleep on it.and if you still can't figure it out, ask the kind people here.

Image size seems to matter.

I recently finished a project with a scene that had a PNG-image as part of the interface. When exported to an app, Tasker simply refused to include the image. I tried A LOT of variations, and after much headache my conclusion is this:* 1080 x 1920 - failure* Anything between 1080 x 1920 -> 1280 x 720 = failure* 1280 x 720 - okThe result when Tasker fails is that the image is not included in the app, or that the app crash at start.I can add that the project ran without a flaw in Tasker, and that these problems only occured when I exported it to an app.Maybe this is no news to you, but I had no idea of this limitation.

Change network type (2G, 3G) without root.

You need AutoTools and grant it proper permissions.To change preferred network type, go to Custom Setting, select Global, use preferred_network_mode1 (yes, with 1 at the end) as the name, and Int as the Input Type. Then select the value (0 for 3G, 1 for 2G and 9 for LTE (for my region) ) However, you need to open Mobile Settings before it take into effect so create another step in you task, and use Tasker's built in Mobile Data Settings.You can now change network type. This is tested in Nougat for Moto Z Play.

Change tasker icon to know the profile/task you're using.

Instead of making list of profiles that now running or scroll down notification, use 'set Tasker icon' and change the Lightning icon to the one which represents your task.

Quick Invite

When you’re in a meeting, type ⌘Cmd+I (PC: Alt+I) to open the Invite window. From the Email tab, copy the URL, and send it to anyone who you want to invite to the meeting. Or click on Contacts to directly invite a colleague if they’re on your contact list. Note: See Tip #10 for an even faster way to invite others