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windows 8.1 and skype auto start up

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    windows 8.1 and skype auto start up


    Skype on 8.1 is driving me bonkers. When I look in the task manager->start up its not listed.

    However, I then get messages and calls - so it must be running

    Of course, with the tile version there are no settings that I can find to turn the darn thing off and it doesn't appear in the system tray.

    How can I please take control over skype so that it launches when I want it to?



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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    You could uninstall the Windows 8 app (right click on the start screen select Uninstall) and download the desktop version if you prefer. Download Skype for Windows

    I prefer the desktop version personally.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    yes, that's an option. Seems odd to me that the app version is limited.

    thanks for reply
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    I just install the app to see what gives ,and when you install it you get an option to let it run in the background or not ,it says then that you can change it in pc settings ,but I cant find where to disable it ,still looking
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  5. #5

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    You can set yourself Offline in Skype App and only change the status Online when you want to be available. It's as easy as launching Skype and closing it when you want to be offline.
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windows 8.1 and skype auto start up
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