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Disabling Skype Home autostart

I use skype in the classic mode with separate windows and since the new release 5.5 a separate window for Skype Home automatically pops up each time I login to Skype and it's really an annoyance to me.

 

Is there any way to disable the autostart of Skype Home?

changis2004
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Re: Disabling Skype Home autostart

Currently, there is no way to disable this.

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+1 here. There's nothing in Skype Home I use. I simply want Skype to open in compact mode or a system tray icon. I don't want to close "Skype Home" every time Skype starts.
Not a fan of the "Default" view - like compact much better with separate windows for each conversation.
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Understood, just confirming that there is no method supported by Skype to not display the Home page currently.

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You can force Skype Home to vanish by using a workaround

 

community.skype.com/t5/Windows/I-want-Skype-minimized-on-startup/m-p/46984#M5135

 



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Any idea when this issue is going to be resolved? 

 

I cannot fathom why the decision was made during development to make this non-supressable.

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you could use the little app I wrote this morning :happy:

 

blog.amwmedia.com/post/8428110053/kill-sype-home-get-rid-of-that-annoying-skype-home

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I can only speak for myself but I think it's a serious security breach to run an application from a source you don't know, that does who-knows-what to your system.

 

How 'bout telling us what your little app does so we can do it ourselves manually?




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Also, based on the description, it sounds exactly like what known-quantity Clickoff does, except Skype-specific.

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Please, give us an option to remove this window, seriously.

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