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    Can I run Skype for Windows desktop from the command line?

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    You can run Skype for Windows desktop from the command line. For example, if you have installed Skype in the default location, type the following command (including quotes):

    "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"

    You can also supply the following arguments:

    Command Description
    /nosplash Do not display splash screen when Skype starts.
    /minimized Skype is minimized to system tray when it starts.
    /callto:nameornumber Call the specified Skype Name or phone number.
    /shutdown Close Skype.
    /secondary Allows you to start an additional skype.exe instance.

    For example, the following command will close Skype:

    "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe /shutdown"

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