Sorry for all the questions, new to Tasker!
So I'd add Alert-->Popup(?) and then set the text to %THEBODY?
Edit: Ok, so that got a popup from Tasker, but not using Minimalistic text widget.
So you are saying that the popup has the correct SMS body text in it?
It means that for some reason the SMS body is not going into MT?
I have done it before for sure, but it wasnt looking pretty so I removed it.
Can you check your MT variables? To check that, forcefully assign something to the variable like '1' or 'hello' and see if that reflects in the widget.
Yes, it has the SMS body text in it, it's just not going to MT. The MT Widget either blank, or it displays %THEBODY. I set %THEBODY to 'hello' when I receive any SMS and it displays 'hello' but MT just displays %THEBODY
Edit: On an unrooted Thunderbolt, otherwise I'd post screenshots. Thanks for the help!
Tasker pops up the proper #, but MT just display %THEBODY.
See attachment (ghetto taken with Photo Booth!)
Edit: I'm actually wondering if there's some problem with Tasker's variables. I'm trying the same thing with Text Widget http://www.appbrain.com/app/text-widget/com.tText
and having the same problem. It displays %SMSRB as well. Not sure what's up.
Been loving this site and it's helped me a ton being a new Android user so I figured I'd attempt to contribute. I didn't see this anywhere in the thread so I apologize if it's been noted already.
I use Gtalk alot, probably more than sms, and I wanted to set up similar minimalistic messages for my gtalk messages. Its very similar to the set up for Gmail, but the notification actually doesn't come from the Talk app that is selectable in the apps list.
To set up:
1. Create two profiles similar to GMail setup only for Talk. Just use the selectable Talk app from the list for now.
2. Choose the notification profile and open Options(click on the tools that make an 'x') and select Export. Chose export XML to SD.
3. Find the xml file at sdcard\Tasker\Profiles and open it...I emailed the file to my self so I could look at it on my pc.
4. Update the item <appPkg>com.google.android.talk</appPkg> to <appPkg>com.google.android.gsf</appPkg> and save. If you did this on your pc you'll want to get the file back into that folder now.
5. Back in tasker, delete the original notification profile.
6. Hit menu and choose Profile Data->Import One Profile and choose your xml file
That should do it for you. I hope this can help some one and sorry if I was a little verbose, I'm new to Android and like detailed steps and assume everyone else does too
So didn't see this thread but got gmail unread count and heres how. Basically everything else is the same but your event that triggers the task is going to be notification under the menu ui and set the owner of the app to gmail. So anytime you get a notification from gmail, the counter increases. Thats also how I get google voice counter.
Only other thing you need to do is in addition to the counter reset by opening the app, you make another profile that resets the counter everytime you click the notification icon in the pull down. Reason being sometimes clicking that I've found gmail doesn't always tell android its application has opened if you do it this way.
Don't know if this was explained but with my setup the first missed call shows who it was, and after that it lists the amount of missed calls and not the name. If you want this, in tasker when you set the variable that minimalistic text uses, youre going to use if statements. 1. If missed calls<2 set the variable to equal tasker's built in variable %cname otherwise have it be the counter. Can't explain it otherwise cause I have no access to a computer or a way to send the tasker profile atm but if someone else wants to help explain they can.
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Open up tasker and select your counter profile so that you see the context and task boxes. Click on the task box and then select edit. Click the plus then select Display then "Turn On" and click "Done". Then you just click and hold to select the "Turn On" task and drag it to the top of the list of tasks. If it isn't at the top, then it wont update properly.
Slightly off-topic, but relevant--any idea how I'd set up Tasker to display a minimalist widget with the content of the last SMS from a particular contact?
I have it set as %VARNAME and the variable content is %SMSRB
%SMSRF ~ (Contact)
and then in
Minimalist widget I have it set to Locale and %VARNAME, but it doesn't display anything.
Edit: Ok, I cut out the if SMSRF ~ (Contact) bit, and now the widget is displaying something, but instead of the last text from the contact, it's displaying %SMSRB