How to minimize Skype to System Tray in Windows 10/8

Skype has undoubtedly become an indispensable communication tool that allows you to stay connected with your friends, relatives and professionals via video chatting. The Microsoft offering is today, one of the most widely used and appreciated communication software around the globe. It even allows you to access your Facebook in the latest version. However, when you are signed into Skype, the Skype icon is displayed in the Windows taskbar. The status icon is displayed as a blue colored cloud embossed with letter ‘S’ in the system tray at the bottom of your screen. If you try to close this Skype window that appears there, the logo just refuses to disappear. If you wish, you can remove the Skype taskbar icon and minimize its to System Tray in Windows, by following these steps.

Minimize Skype to System Tray

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To minimize Skype to System Tray, you need to dig deep in the settings that hides the solution under a bunch of menus. So,  launch Skype in the first place and head towards Tools. Then, navigate to ‘Options’.

options window

Next, select Advanced options from the menu column on the right. It can be found at the bottom.

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Thereafter, under the Advanced Setting uncheck the option that reads as ‘Keep Skype in the Taskbar While I’m Signed in’.

signed in option

When done, save the setting. Also, close the Skype window and you will observe that Skype will close to the System Tray in the lower right corner, just adjacent to the Notification Area. If you have any conversations open, it will be displayed on the taskbar. If you’re not using, it is advisable to close the setting.

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