How do I stop Skype for Mac from starting when I start my computer?

Starting from the release of Skype 2.7 for Mac, your general system startup settings will be used instead of having separate preferences for Skype.

To prevent Skype from opening on Mac OS X startup, open Skype and go to the Dock. Use Ctrl+click on the Skype icon in the Dock and ensure the box "Open at Login" is unchecked.

Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences > Users & Groups, click your account name and select Login Items. Remove Skype from this list.

Did this answer your question?

Thank you for your feedback

Did you know you can make video calls with three or more people anywhere in the world with Skype Premium? Find out more.

How else can we help?

You can always ask your question in our community, or if you have some feedback that could help us improve this FAQ, you can leave it below. Learn more about getting support for Skype.

Important: Do not enter any personal information (such as your Skype Name, email address, Microsoft account, password, or real name or phone number) in the field below.

Share this article