Lighten people. I am betting the majority of you are using the FREE version and this program is extremely robust for FREE. Is having to execute ONE keystroke to get rid of the "extremely annoying" box really that cumbersome? Geez.
The issue is it appears to be a security hole, or may mess up audio on one end or the other. It also is something that should be a preference setting, yet there's no checkbox to disable it.
But my own take on it is it looks like a security hole more than an issue that you have an extra button to click.
Yazzoo7 is right. No freeloader complaining about this has a leg to stand on. You get what you pay for! — that is as true today as it's ever been. Licensed users, on the other hand, who constitute TeamViewer's breadbasket — at no small expense, I might add — shouldn't have to put up with this unforced error. A single click/keystroke may not seem like much, but it adds up very quickly if you have to do that 10, 20, 50, 100 times a day. I doubt very much that the chorus of loud calls for urgent course correction is coming from freeloaders who typically use the product a handful of times a year.
Perhaps it is time for TeamViewer to consider unbundling the free and licensed editions. It may well be the only effective way to avoid cross-pollination of muddled experimentation with sloppy coding.
And believe me, I use those words advisedly.
To date, I still can't put my finger on a specific problem that the beleaguered rollout which unleashed all the fury was attempting to solve. I don't recall anyone complaining that the preceding stable release did not provide for unmuting the microphone on a nonexistent internet call.
While I do not purport to be schooled in TeamViewer's development protocol, what is clear is that implementation of the code segment responsible for this debacle was not well thought out, which might explain the difficulty in coming up with a patch to quickly fix the problem. Given the ease with which scores of users are able to reproduce the problem, it does not appear that the update received even the most basic pre-release in-house testing, either. Not even the Agile development framework was intended for blind code commitment without human oversight.
Finally, there is something called 'beta-testing' in programming circles. There's a reason for it, and it’s often a necessity, not a luxury. Even Microsoft — the 6,000-pound gorilla on virtually every desk — engages in fairly extensive pre-release beta-rollout of most software updates of functional significance. If TeamViewer has ever posted a pre-release beta-rollout notice, I’m not aware of it. I think we’d all agree that the age of father-knows-best is over.
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It's not the version of Linux or the version of TeamViewer in Linux. I rolled back my TV in Linux to the 11's and it still had the error. Which would be the easy fix since I do 98% of my work on Linux. What does fix the error is un-installing Teamviewer on the Windows computers and reinstalling version 12.1.11706.0 or earlier. Then the error is gone and everything works, I see no difference or benefits in the newer version just the unmute mic error. The Windows computers I work on range from XP to Win 10 and all have the error.
I don't know anyone that would complain using the free version. And if you use it daily on a mass scale TeamViewer won't let you use the free version. (FREE is non-commercial use) It may not seem like much to people that use it even 10, 20 30 times a month. But when you use it 10, 20, 30 up to 100 times per day it drives you crazy!
Well rolling all the computers back to version 12.1.11706.0 or earlier fixes the problem. But so far has been a real pain in the behind. Trying to explain to my customers why they need to uninstall one and install the other is just not working well at all. I even put the working version on the desktop, start the uninstall... So it's a phone call and walking them through it one at a time.
TeamViewer people please just update - back to a working version "12.1.11706.0"
I just updated the TV on a PC yesterday and have started getting this pop up since. The version is 12.081460. I also checked for update today and it says this is the latest version.
Please confirm what was the versionin which this was fixed.
No it's not fixed after god only knows how long! If you don't want to see the error roll back to a version that works. Version 12.1.11706.0 or earlier won't give you the error and you can't just install the working one on top. You must un-install the new broken one and re-install the working one to get rid of the unmute mic. Photon you can also just switch to DWS works well 100% free browser based. But it is free so there are limits on uploads and speed. But just to do work and no file transfer it works great and NO DUMB MIC error. https://www.dwservice.net
PLEASE STOP MAKING EVERYONE VERIFY THE SAME BROWSER OVER & OVER & OVER AGAIN!!! Change to IP's PLEASE! So annoying what you must go through just to make a post or is that the point?
And really how hard can it be to fix this it's been MONTHS? You already know version 12.1.11706.0 WORKS so use that to make a good WORKING COPY!
LOL It's listed as FIXED on page one but it is NOT!
So I guess that means it will never be fixed?
Well another update for windows today and STILL NOT FIXED.
LINUX to Windows UNMUTE - MIC!!!
Rolling back my test system to the working version AGAIN!
Take this off of fixed!
Not working in 12.0.82216
I am still getting the unmute microphone prompt.
It's not fixed but they have it listed as FIXED on the first post so I guess it will NEVER get fixed. It's been BROKEN since May and to this date it is STILL BROKEN Linux to Winblows.
You can roll back to a working version but it is a pain. You need to un-install the broken version, (keep settings) install FILE version 12.1.11706.0 or earlier and you won't see the annoying UNMUTE MIC! And be sure to DISABLE automatic updates.
Or just switch to DWS I have about half my computers switched a lot less bells & whistles but no errors! Switching four more right now GRRRR I drove out rolled them all back to a working version. Then someone hit UPDATE when it kept telling them "There is a new version" I told everyone DO NOT UPDATE TV!!! So I will just install DWS and be done with the stupid UNMUTE MIC! Until someday when TeamViewer decides to ever FIX IT!
New version today!!! YEP STILL BROKEN! At this point it's just a dam joke!
I mean really guys HOW HARD CAN THIS BE TO FIX???
In case you need help THIS VERSION WORKS. If you can't seem to get it right at least let the newer NOT working version be over-written by an older version. Then I could just roll back to the working version remotely.
Easy fix for those trying to roll back remotely. Install DWS login (ERROR free), uninstall the broken version (KEEP THE SETTINGS), reinstall the version that works, DISABLE automatic updates! Boom easiest way or just switch to DWS. For uploading or downloading files TV but DWS is free.