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Android 4.0+ Devices


  • switched themes to Material Design (Android 5.0+)
  • added approx 900 material design icons, selectable colours
  • added Tasker (default) theme at Prefs / UI / Theme (Android 5.0+)
  • support for (customisable) Quick Settings (Android 7.1+) and App Shortcuts (Android 7.1.1+)


  • in %caller variable, changed tag of notification button source to 'nbutton'
  • in %caller variable, nbutton source indicates label, if present


  • action Show Scene, parameter Display As, option Activity, Full Display, 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+)
  • 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 / Set Quick Settings, (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+)
  • action Net / Test Net, option Paired Bluetooth Devices


  • 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


  • 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*



  • relevant variables from plugin instances were not being passed to other plugin instances when editing

Android 1.6+ Devices



  • action Take Picture: was never using auto-focus, switch to auto-focus when camera parameters specify it
  • scene elements Text/TextEdit/Button: local variable as Text/Label field wasn't being replaced