Minimize Skype on Close to System Tray in Windows 7

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Dan Doicaru in Windows Category

In this tutorial you will learn how to minimize Skype to System Tray when closing the window in Windows 7, available for latest version of Skype. To solve this annoying problem, follow the text tutorial below or you can watch the Full HD Video.


 After Skype was bought by Microsoft for $8.56 billion in cash, Skype was totally changed. The popular software acquired a new flat design (including logo) and some new functions. Besides of these things, Skype is now minimizing to Taskbar instead of System Tray when clicking on the X (close) button.

Step 1 - Go to Options Menu

To enter in Options Menu simply go to Tools - Options using Skype Main Menu.


Step 2 - Find Advanced Tab

Next select the Advanced Tab on the left and inside it, you'll find Advanced Settings. Uncheck the option which says "Keep Skype in the taskbar while I'm signed in" and click Save.


Step 3 - Minimize Skype to System Tray

Now you can test your Skype. Simply close the window by clicking the Red Close Button. Skype should now minimize to system tray without any problems. If you click the minimize button, this will remain in the taskbar.


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