Quick Tasker tip: How to use multiple command filters in AutoVoice contexts

Screenshot_2013-05-15-07-23-54Wondering how you can use more than one possible command filter (trigger term) when creating AutoVoice contexts in Tasker? It’s actually very easy!

When setting up profiles with AutoVoice, you might find yourself wanting to specify more than one possible trigger word for a context. And example is my Portal sounds demo video (bottom of the post), which uses this a lot, allowing me to for instance use both “any tips” and “user guide” as trigger words for the same profile.

To do this, you simply have to enable Use Regex on the context configuration screen, and then use | as the “or” operator (that’s a vertical bar, not an L or the number 1). So, if you want the profile to trigger on either the term 1, 2, 3 or, you check Use Regex, and type 1|2|3 into the command filter box. That’s it. You can also use the regex option for more advanced pattern matching options, but this is the one that I’ve found myself needing when setting up profiles.

Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets and tends to stick with his choice of device for a long time as a result of that. After a five year break from writing, he's back to share this view with the world once again.