Open Open app once

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  1. bradsmachine

    bradsmachine New Member

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    How would i make a profile to open an app once when another app is opened?
    I would also like to turn that app on

    Example. open a specific app will open a VPN app then enable it.
    Once VPN is enabled i do not want it to open the vpn app again until I disable the VPN
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Were you already able to setup the profile to open the VPN app automatically?
     
  3. bradsmachine

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    kinda, but it opens VPN then switches back to the other app that triggers the VPN to open, So now I need to figure out how to click enable on the VPN before it switches back to the triggered app
     
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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you please export your task's description (not xml) so I can take a look? Long-click the task in Tasker->export description Thanks in advance
     
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    VPN (4)
    A1: Launch App [ App:ExpressVPN Data: Exclude From Recent Apps:Off Always Start New Copy:Off ]
    A2: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:0 Minutes:2 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
     
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    Profile: VPN (5)
    State: Wifi Connected [ SSID:* MAC:* IP:* Active:Any ]
    Application: µTorrent or Torrent Search Engine
    Enter: VPN (4)
    A1: Launch App [ App:ExpressVPN Data: Exclude From Recent Apps:Off Always Start New Copy:Off ]
    A2: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:0 Minutes:2 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
     
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    Above is the task and profile.
    The A2 Wait is so the app doesnt open again or re run the task for 2mins.
    I still do not know how to keep the Express.. App up front to enable it.
     
  8. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    So what other app opens when that task launches?
     
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    When I click on "search app" it opens up then right after the VPN app opens for no longer then 5seconds it switches back to the original app. Then every time i click on the "search app" it opens the VPN app.
     
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