How to stop Skype from running in the background?

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How to stop Skype from running in the background?

Hello

The only way I found to completely shut down Skype and prevent it from running in the background is through Task Manager.  Is there a way to conventionally close it once I'm done using it?

I'm not sure what my version of Skype is, and I use Windows 7.  Thanks, even though this is probably the default setting, it annoys me to death. 

Roussallier
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Re: How to stop Skype from running in the background?

Right click on the Skype icon in the system try (close to the clock) and select Quit. You should also be able to do the same using the taskbar icon, but for this to be available you must have UAC enabled in Windows 7.

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Re: How to stop Skype from running in the background?

Please visit the link below to see the available Quit option in the recent Skype versions.

 

Ways to Quit Skype

 

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Re: How to stop Skype from running in the background?

Thanks to both.  It seems counterintuitive that a simple way to shut it down isn't there.

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