How To Remove Skype Icon From The Windows 7 Taskbar

skype logo

If you are using the latest version of Skype on your Windows 7 machines, you might now be very aware of the fact that Skype pins itself to the Windows 7 taskbar.

skype icon in taskbar

This is a bit annoying as you don’t want Skype to reside in the taskbar and occupy the useful space. If you are wondering how can this be removed from your taskbar, this is what you have to do:

1. Click on the Skype taskbar icon and sign into your Skype account.

2. Click on the “Tools” menu and choose “Options” from the list.

skype options in the tools menu

3. Click the “Advanced” button under Skype options.

Skype options list

4. Under the “Advanced Settings”, uncheck against “Keep Skype in the taskbar while I’m signed in”.

Skype options advanced settings

5. Click the “Save” button to save settings and close the window.

That is it! Now, close the Skype window and it should disappear from your taskbar as well.

No Skype taskbar icon

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