How to Close Skype from Windows 10 System Tray?

Skype is the best video and messaging telecommunication application in the world. This application can be installed on Android, IOS, and Windows. Especially, lots of people have been installed this app on their Windows computer because of video calling. As you know, once you have installed Skype on Windows computer, the Skype icon appears in the Windows 10 System tray. It’s really annoying for us.

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If you try to remove/quit this little icon from the Windows system tray, there will not have an option to quit it. Also, if you try to open the Skype app and click on the close button, it will be minimized instead of quit. So in this article, you can find out how to close Skype from Windows 10 system tray?.

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Method 1

The first method is closing Skype through Task manager. This is a much easier method to quit Skype from the system tray, but this temporary because the Skype icon will reappear when you turn off the computer and turn on again. So to this method, Right-click on the taskbar and open the task manager.

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Then find the current process of Skype and click on the End task button.

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Once you click on the end task button, the Skype icon will quit from the system tray and also, the Skype process will be stoped.


Method 2

The second method is to sign out from Skype. This is much difficult method but you can quit Skype from itself. First, open the Skype. Then click on the profile icon to get the drop-down menu and select the sign-out option.

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Once you have signed out from Skype, you will have an option to exit in the system tray icon which means that when you right-click the Skype icon in the system tray after signed out, there is a “Quit Skype” option.

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Final Word

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