I just installed Skype on my new computer, and every time I turn my computer on, Skype starts up. I don't want it to start up unless I'm going to use it. Is there a way to make it so that Skype doesn't start automatically? I'm starting to get irritated by having to quit the program every time I turn my computer on.
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In Skype go to Tools -> Options -> General settings. Uncheck the option: "Start Skype when I start Windows". Save. Quit Skype and reboot your computer.
I have downloaded the latest free version, but there is no "Tools> Options available. There is only "Tools >Connection Options" and under this, there is no such option to disable auotmatic startup. When I downloaded the program, I checked off the option "don't start up automatically", but obviously that did not work. I am on Windows 7.
Thanks, that worked, and I rebooted and it is not launching now. If it does, it is due to another program, so I'll watch which if any program launches it.