Version 9.92: Advanced text fields

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Video demo

Slow rollout: if you want version 9.91 right away become a beta tester

What’s new

  • In addition to the date/time type of text fields we can now connect the text fields to
    • long text complication providers (labels optional)
      [tip: Tony Nuñez]
    • and to a new Tasker Plugin
  • Bug fixes
  • Long press date/time pattern field to remove custom patterns that you no longer need (both on watch and phone)

Please also see the detailed changelog

Watch face complication fields

Use the menu command “Add complication” to add long-text type complications to your watch face: in addition to the Peek card, now you can also add them as upper or lower text fields:

Text fields can only be a single line of text. If you choose to include the label, it will appear in the beginning of the line, before the colon. Alternatively you can choose not to include the label:


  • Watch face complications are only available to watch face apps. No complication option for text fields if Bubble Cloud is used in app-drawer mode (not set as your watch face)
  • Because of Wear OS limitations, Watch face complications can only be configured on the watch it self. When you select “Complication provider” in the phone companion app, you will be directed to your watch screen to select the complication provider:

Tasker example

The demo video above includes a useful Tasker example (starting at 1:34), which puts the first couple of words of the phone’s clipboard on your Bubble Cloud watch face (as quick reminders!):

Please watch the video for a complete explanation of this Tasker task/profile.

Tasker notes:

  • Text fields can only be a single line of text, if the text supplied in the Tasker plugin is longer, only the first 30 letters are used (use the Variable Section command to trim even shorter – as shown in the video)
  • You can make the text field completely disappear (bubbles are not rearranged to make space for the text field) if you set the text to empty string (zero length)
  • You can connect both the top and bottom text fields to tasker, and they can be updated independently from each other.
  • Tasker connected text fields are available both in app drawer and watch face modes.

Android 10+ woes

If you are cursed with Android 10 or newer, Tasker is no longer allowed to access your clipboard. According to Tasker documentation you will need these 3 commands to counter Google’s destruction of Android:

adb shell pm grant android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
adb shell pm grant android.permission.READ_LOGS
adb shell am force-stop

Hang on to your Android 9 devices for dear life, Android is only getting worse with each “update” Google makes.

Beta version

Please test and report any issues

I give this version now into the hands of beta testers. You are the first to enjoy these new features, but in return for the early access I ask you to report any problems you find:

  • crashes, hangs, regression issues (especially if they are reproducible)
  • operation problems (unexpected behavior, mistakes)
  • grammatical errors in text
  • layout color / visibility / alignment problems (it helps if you include a screenshot)
  • illogical or missing functionality
  • further improvement suggestions

Thank you for your help!

See: become a beta tester

Author: greg

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