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Skype: Remove the Icon From the Windows Taskbar

Clicking the X at the top-right corner of Skype doesn’t actually close it. Skype  just sits idly on the Windows Taskbar. Which is the same as minimizing it – you don’t need two minimize buttons on one application.

Skype Close

Here’s how to remove the Skype icon from the Windows Taskbar. Open Skype and navigate to the Tools >> Options.

skype options

In the option window, click on Advanced Settings in the left panel. Then in the right-column uncheck Keep Skype in the Taskbar While I’m Signed In. Click Save to apply changes and exit this window.

skype advanced settings

Skype will completely disappear from view when you click the X icon. It still remains running in background in case you receive a message.

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