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Posted by
Henagon

Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

Is there a way to stop teamviewer from acquiring the microphone when I remote into another machine?

I appreciate that it is trying to prepare for a possible conference call with the machine but in some cases I just want to remotely manage the computer and not talk with anybody on the other side.

With my bluetooth headphones (which are configured as both speakers and headset), the microphone acquisition has the side effect of muting my speakers. (This isn't behaviour specific to TeamViewer, but any device that acquires my headphones)

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Posted by
Heptagon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

I would suggest messing with the settings in Options > Audio conference, specifically the Red and Yellow arrows in the pic below. You should be able to specify what Mic to use so that it does not lock onto your BT Mic.

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

I'm also experiencing this problem (I think). My symptoms are:

Listening to Spotify/Youtube/Skype call/audio of some kind, then open a TeamViewer window to another machine and my audio quality changes (lose bass, but still works).

I know it's caused by the microphone being "activated" because when I go into Windows Sound settings, Recording tab, then the microphone activates there too and the same sound quality issue occurs.

I'm using a Plantronics USB headset.

I'm starting to think it's a Windows glitch.

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

I know this is an old thread - but this issue is very serious. Having audio automatically output to connected devices is a security risk - there needs to be a simpler way to switch on audio and detect if another audio app is handling audio coms. At the moment it is somewhat obfuscated. I use Discord normally for comms. And so by default audio should not be on in TV unless I change that setting. There should be a simple button in TV that toggles all audio.    

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Posted by
Henagon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

I also find this to be very annoying. I usually watch TV through my HD Home Run on a second monitor while working on remote server management tasks over the weekend. I have a few sound output devices on my PC: Bose Speakers plugged in via USB (So they're detected as their own sound card and they're my default output device) in addition to the motherboard Realtek audio and my monitor's speakers via HDMI.

If I set Teamviewer to send audio through my monitor instead of my default sound device then it stops muting the channels/apps going through my Bose speakers. Instructions for Win 10 Version 1903: Right-click speaker icon in taskbar. Open Sound Settings. At the bottom click "App volume and device preferences" (oh, make sure you have Teamviewer window open). Use the dropdown menu and change the output device on the Teamviewer app to another output device. I also disabled my Microphone input on my mobo. Problem solved for me.

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Posted by
Electron

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

This is useless, it dont stop teamviewer from trying to force take over contorl of the headset and mic, setting it to same thing is literly just saying, hay im using this way go a head and take over the one im using and kill all my other sounds.

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Posted by
Electron

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

Same issue here. It is insane that I can't control wether the app takes over my mic when all I want is to access a remote desktop.

My current workaround is running TV inside a virtual machine.

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Posted by
Photon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

Thank you!  So annoying!

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Photon

Re: Disable microphone acquisition when remoting into another machine

A few people in our company are facing this issue and we are struggling to solve it. Can someone from teamviewer support look for a solution to this problem ?