Scene Element Edit

Allows configuration of the properties of a scene element. The different types of property are divided into tabs.

Not all elements have all tabs.


For the most part, configures the visual style of the element.


Only relevant to Menu and Spinner elements.

Each row configures an item in the menu/spinner. Starting from the left, the controls are:

To add an item, click the plus button at the bottom of the screen. Items can be rearranged and deleted by click-and-dragging at the right hand side.


Configures a rectangle shape to be used as the background for the element when it is displayed. The background will be stretched to fit the size of the element.

If you want to use an image for a background, create a separate Image element and place it underneath.

Event Tabs

Event tabs stipulate what Tasker should do when the user interacts with the element in some way. When the scene is showing, the event will also occur if an action (probably Element Value) sets the element.

Most events consist only of a task to specify but some allow a filter specification so that the task only runs if the event matches the filter.

To help the task to decide what to do with the event and to allow a single task to handle many different events if desired, Tasker sets certain local variables which give specific information about it. The variables are easily accessible by clicking the usual variable tag icon in any action in the task.

The following variables are available in all such tasks:

Text Changed

Elements: TextEdit

This event is triggered whenever the text changes e.g. because a letter key has been pressed while the element had focus.

Text entry is buffered so that it may be up to 1 or 2 seconds before new input is seen, and that input may include several accumulated changes.


Elements: CheckBox, Toggle


This event is triggered when the element gains or loses focus, probably because the user has tapped it or another focusable element.

Elements: TextEdit

Tap, Long Tap

Elements: Button, Doodle, Image, Map, Oval, Rectangle, Text

In a Map element, the following variables are available:

Value Selected

Elements: Number Picker, Slider

Item Tap, Item Long Tap

Elements: Menu


Elements: Doodle, Image, Oval, Rectangle, Text

A stroke has two filter parameters.

If either of these parameters don't match the event, the task will not run.

Item Select

Elements: Spinner

Occurs when a new item is selected.

Link Tap

Elements: WebView

A Link Tap has two filter parameters:

Page Loaded

Elements: WebView


Elements: Video

Occurs when the state of the video playback changes.

Note that the Finished event will never occur if the Video element has the Loop parameter checked.