Home Tasker TASKER TIP: How to deal with online Tasker icons

TASKER TIP: How to deal with online Tasker icons

Your personal online icon library

After a short exchange (a polite one) on reddit, I thought I would share this tip with you. There are times when using the local storage for the icons is not possible (Join push node in NodeRED) or simply not convenient (Google Photos and picture selection screens insist on showing me icons stored on my phone). Getting the icons online is not always ideal especially if you have little control over what happens to URLs and the icons.

TASKER TIP: How to deal with online Tasker icons

Here is a simple solution. Store your icons using Google Drive. You may have tried it before and failed, here is how to do this correctly. It’s important to know how to share the file and what URL you suppose to use. No, it’s not the URL given to you by Google Drive.

  1. Create a folder “Shared Tasker Icons” or whatever you want to call it.
  2. Set the folder to the public, accessible by everyone with URL
  3. Upload your icons
  4. Get the shareable link
  5. Open the link in Incognito Modedo not sign in to Google Account, if you are prompted, you failed at step 2. (step approved by Ratchet_Guy)
  6. You will see the link changing, you can grab the link from the address bar or right click on the icon and “copy image address
  7. Use that link where action calls for the icon’s URL 
  8. Profit!

This is how the URL changes when you follow the instructions given.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WKH3pnkrOiHkps--xclntEykkrQKix-y/view
vs
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qfvghPI522LWQ6MZVRRhZdRU63FtqFtGT8dD2Zn5XxTMFATEz5guknnB_p_khVny1pWv_FJIlkzfA=w820-h573

And this is how you obtain the longer version of the URL to get the Tasker icons to show up correctly. There are of course benefits for having the icons stored on your local storage (being offline is one of them), but let’s face it, each time a notification has been created, something has happened on the internet to trigger it.

This way you can have your own persistent icon gallery that is not going to go away. Oh, and don’t use my folder – I deleted the sample folder from the tutorial. If you want to read more Tasker Tips – check out 4 ways to organise Tasker projects.

PayPal

Nothing says "Thank you" better than keeping my coffee jar topped up!

Patreon

Support me on Patreon and get an early access to tutorial files and videos.

image/svg+xml

Bitcoin (BTC)

Use this QR to keep me caffeinated with BTC: 1FwFqqh71mUTENcRe9q4s9AWFgoc8BA9ZU

New to Tasker?

Tasker Quick Start – Getting started with Tasker

0
From newb to not so newbie in 10 min

Best Tasker Projects

How to use Raspberry PI as WOL (wake on lan) server

0
While you could wake up your PC from a mobile directly, having a dedicated server capable of doing so is the best solution. The reason is simple. You can hook up as many devices as you wish with a single endpoint. This is why Raspberry Pi is perfect for this.

7 awesome Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts for Android

0
7 unique Android shortcuts that you can add to any Bluetooth keyboard.

Smart overnight charging with Tasker

0
Still keeping your phone plugged in overnight? Try smarter overnight charging with this profile

Charge Test – Tasker charger performance tool

0
Turning Tasker into productive tool for monitoring chargers

One thing that Join app can’t do and how to fix it with Tasker

0
It's not possible to share the clipboard automatically between join accounts registered to 2 different emails. But you can fix this with tasker.

Essential Guides

Tasker: Seconds into DD:HH:MM:SS (dynamic)

0
It's time to.... ok it's a pun, but I will show you how to master time and convert seconds to DD:HH:MM:SS dynamically

4 ways to organise Tasker projects

0
Keep your Tasker tidy!

A better way to store Tasker credentials

0
The more clever way of managing credentials

Annoyed with dozens of AutoApps populating your app drawer? Here is a fix!

0
Clear your app drawer from the clutter in seconds

Putting AutoTools pie chart to a good use – SSID logger

0
Who wants a piece of the pie (chart)?