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How to Disable Skype’s Auto-Start Setting on Windows


When your computer starts up and you log in to your user account, Skype will automatically open for you to use. This is the default setting. If you have Skype set to not launch automatically, you will need to manually launch it the first time you want to use it once your computer has finished starting up. After you have opened it, it will remain open as usual—meaning that you will continue to receive messages and calls—until you either sign out or close it down. This article will walk you through the steps necessary to disable the auto-start setting for Skype on your Windows computer. So let’s get started:

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How to Disable Skype’s Auto-Start Setting on Windows

1. You may access this menu by clicking the three dots that are positioned next to your name on the main page.

How to Disable Skype's Auto-Start Setting on Windows

2. Choose Settings.

How to Disable Skype's Auto-Start Setting on Windows

3. Go to General.

How to Disable Skype's Auto-Start Setting on Windows

4. To access the regular programming, click the toggle. Make it such that Skype always launches in the off position (the button will turn grey).

How to Disable Skype's Auto-Start Setting on Windows

5. To turn off Skype in the Microsoft Store app, go to the same screen where you found Settings, find Skype in the list of apps, and then move the toggle at the bottom of the screen to the Off position.

How to Disable Skype's Auto-Start Setting on Windows

6. Close all of the settings screens that are still open.


Why does Skype for Business keep opening on startup?

You will see a checkbox labelled Automatically launch the app when I log on to Windows on the right side of the screen, under the heading My account. If you check this box, the application will start up immediately. Deactivating this will stop the app from starting up automatically when it is launched.

Can I deactivate Skype?

Please follow these procedures if you want to remove your Skype account completely: Start the Skype application on your desktop computer. Simply choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears when you click your name in the top left corner of Skype. In the panel on the right, scroll down until you see “Close your account,” and then click on it.

Is it OK to Uninstall Skype?

You may safely delete or uninstall Skype from your computer without worrying about any adverse effects on the performance of the rest of your system because it is not connected to anything else on your computer.

What happens if I delete Skype app?

Even if you don’t need or use Skype anymore, you shouldn’t remove it just in case. If you want to delete your Skype account, you will also need to delete your Microsoft account. If and when you do this, you will no longer have access to any of Microsoft’s services, and all data that you have stored using these services will be wiped clean. There is simply too much to lose at this point.

Does uninstalling Skype delete history?

If you remove and reinstall Skype, while this will not delete your conversation history, it will reset your recently used emoticons as well as your notifications.