Tell if no app is running

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manivannan....@gmail.com

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Aug 3, 2022, 7:51:46 PMAug 3
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Does anyone know how to tell if no app is open? i.e the phone screen is on, but no app has been launched that uses the screen. I'm okay with apps running with no user interface.

The work around is to see what the current app is and if it's the launcher. This comes close, but not really something I like

João Dias

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Aug 4, 2022, 4:24:45 AMAug 4
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On Android an app is always open... It's either the launcher or a system app (like the settings app) or something else, but an app is always open :)

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Manis

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Aug 4, 2022, 9:22:43 AMAug 4
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Ok. It's there a way to tell that the screen is on and on the launcher? Without specifying the launcher? I could change launchers and the package name could differ

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Aug 4, 2022, 9:33:20 AMAug 4
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Manis

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Aug 4, 2022, 2:08:33 PMAug 4
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Trying not to go to Java..
Can you add "app category" to "app info" action?
From what I've read, it exists but isn't populated correctly by developers..

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Aug 11, 2022, 11:32:46 AM (7 days ago) Aug 11
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Ok, I added 2 variables to the App Info action. You can use it like this for example:

    Task: Test
   
    Variables: [ %test:has value ]
   
    A1: App Info [
         Package/App Name: com.teslacoilsw.launcher
         Get All Details: On ]
   
    A2: Flash [
         Text: Is launcher: %app_is_launcher
         Is default launcher: %app_is_default_launcher
         Continue Task Immediately: On
         Dismiss On Click: On ]
   
   
Hope this helps! 

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Aug 12, 2022, 11:20:00 AM (6 days ago) Aug 12
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Hi,
I installed this and noticed that in the screen where all the variable info for the app info command, the text is reversed for the app_is_launcher and app_is_default_launcher.

Manis

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Aug 12, 2022, 11:24:36 AM (6 days ago) Aug 12
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Yes. The help/instructions verbiage is swapped for the 2 variables.

Also João, I've been testing it. Doesn't look like it's working correctly, but I suspect I have to add some wait time after "app info" for the variables to populate correctly. Will keep you posted.

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Aug 16, 2022, 6:09:28 AM (2 days ago) Aug 16
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Thanks! Fixed the help for the next releases :)
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