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    How can I customize the startup and close options in Skype on desktop?

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    The startup and close options in Skype give you the ability to customize what happens with Skype when you start your computer or close the application window. Startup and close options are not available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).

    To get to the startup and close options in Skype for Windows, Mac and Linux:

    1. Click your profile picture.
    2. Click Settings button Settings.
    3. Click Settings button General.


    Depending on your platform, you may see different options under Startup and Close.

    Skype for Windows Desktop and Linux:

    • Automatically start Skype - Start Skype automatically when you sign.
      Note: To stop Skype for Windows 10 (version 14) from automatically starting, you can sign out of the app.
    • Launch Skype in the background - Skype will start minimized in the notification area.
    • On close, keep Skype running - Keep Skype running after closing the application window.

    Skype for Mac:

    • On close, keep Skype running - Keep Skype running after closing the application window. 

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