I'm looking for an app that can execute an action when Volume Up or Down key is pressed. Not that I couldn't find any app but situation is bit different.

OS support: Jelly Bean or above.

Pricing: Freeware only

Device status: Rooted, Xposed framework installed.

The specific feature I request is that whenever the Volume key is pressed the ringer volume slider shouldn't be shown, neither should the volume level be affected.

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It's not an impossible task because Xposed Additions Pro and AutoInput can suppress the Volume key press from being passed to system. However, both requires you to shell out some money.

QuickClick seems to be a very popular app which caters specifically to actions being performed when Volume keys are pressed. Unfortunately, it shows that slider whenever I try to execute the action.

MacroDroid also suffers the same fate.

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    Hard without "shelling out some money" (which might be worth it, considering you'd otherwise "shelling out personal data" and have increased traffic for ads ;) My first thought was Tasker, of course, but that has its price as well. Don't know a candidate fitting all requirements – but as usual, be welcome to check my corresponding app-list :)
    – Izzy
    Aug 27, 2015 at 9:25
  • I've come to conclusion that before asking an app based question here I should consult first the great archivist Izzy for his huge collection of archives. Thanks for the link. I couldn't find an app though, which does the job without getting paid. Hard luck as it seems. Anyhow, can Tasker achieve my objective without requiring any additional plugin?
    – Firelord
    Aug 27, 2015 at 12:40
  • Good idea, as usual :) I've just checked with the graph linked there: seems like the only hardware button directly supported by Tasker is the camera button – so I'm afraid, concerning volume buttons Tasker alone wouldn't do; I wouldn't even know any plugin for that (except for QuickClick). Maybe one of the button re-assigners can do? AFAIK only XPosed Additions (what's wrong with that?)
    – Izzy
    Aug 27, 2015 at 15:44
  • AutoInput is a good Tasker plugin that can do the job, paid it is though. As for Xposed Additions only, its free version restricts you to set any per app-specific condition. You can only execute on Screen On/Off and Lock screen.
    – Firelord
    Aug 27, 2015 at 17:39
  • Conclusion: "Best things in life are free // best things for smartphones not necessarily". Sorry, I'm out of ideas then.
    – Izzy
    Aug 27, 2015 at 17:42


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