Make an option to turn on/off Skype from opening when windows starts on windows 10.
I can't find the option to do this on my version of Skype, I'd really appreciate the ability to do this.
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. If you want to stop Skype from starting automatically just go to the Settings – General – and toggle Automatically start Skype to Off.
The option to stop Skype from automatically starting is not available in Skype for Windows 10 (version 14). To stop Skype from automatically starting, just sign out of the app.
Hope it helps :)
Shouldn't have to sign in to Skype to be able to control auto-start with Windows.
Kelly Smith commented
There is no option on skype on general at all, to disable or even uninstall. Skype is horrible and slow down my computer. And honestly I think it's shady that you guys would force people to have it open, then lie that it has the option to turn it off.
Benedict Tan commented
I use Skype and voice chat apps in general extremely infrequently, if this is the only option available then sorry, I'm uninstalling it and migrating friends and family to Discord.
There is no option my computer at all to get Skype to not pop up at start-up on Windows 10.
I checked the settings on apps and clicked "startup" but Skype wasn't even on that list.
Then I checked "apps and features" and found 2 types of Skype (old and new) but there was only options for uninstalling or modifying. Modify wasn't available for them.
So I have no idea how to get Skype to not show up at start-up.
This is definitely a Windows 10 issue. I have never had this problem before with apps. Windows 7 had that option easily available.
I also see a lot of other people saying the same thing here.
This response will not stop Skype from running on restart. The new Skype is spyware and difficult for the average Windows user to stop. http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Skype_is_Spy_Campaign
Are you feeling okay? The problem is that there's no way to AVOID having Skype start with windows startup. I want it to run when I choose to launch it, and shut down when I close it, and that's not an option, so I'm forced to uninstall it.
Need the ability to disable skype from automatically starting with Windows, WITHOUT needing to sign out.
Please add this toggle to the Windows 10 app, or I will need to uninstall it. I do NOT want Skype starting automatically when I log in... it's used memory that I do not need, because I use Skype roughly 0.01% of all logins.
Daniel Bradley commented
Forcing users to run Skype at startup, or making it hard to disable it, is not good business practice and it looks bad for Microsoft.
For God sake allow me to choose if I want skype to load at Windows startup. I can't turn it off without signing out. Horrible!!!!!!
On the other side I would like an auto update optimal feature for Ubuntu 18.04. Seems almost impossible to get a next-gen upgrade. Took me 2 hours to get newest, and still I'm one behind. Pls, an update button on the About line that has a confirmed button.
I don't need or want this running at startup.
Mobile skype isn't the best option for desktop pcs. And not everyone actually uses it. Please give the built in version of skype an option not to run when the pc starts.
While using Skype is nice... I find it interesting that upon every computer restart that Skype wants to load. I would say that Skype is a nice program when needed, but that's only when its needed.
I don't like to have items in my startup that I don't run all the time. Yet Skype is persistent to always make sure it is in the startup. Why? I am now starting to feel that Skype is yet another backdoor to the NSA and Israels spying on all Americans. We who have been classified as the enemy I guess.?
If I remove Skype from my startup, it knows... IT KNOWS it is not in the startup and always wants to re-run the application to put it back in the startup. This is very odd to me. Why MUST Skype be there?
You'd think that upon launching there was an Update, that Skype would say there is an update available. But it will reload the same version just to maintain that Skype is in the startup. Again, I find that very odd.
The fact that you can't turn off automatic startup with the version that comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 baffles the mind. There is no reason to remove this feature - it's just making the program less functional, which is counter intuitive. Sure I could remove it and download the desktop version, but why should I have to. Microsoft removing a feature for no viable reason that makes a program less functional can only be seen as a mistake, so I would like to know when it will be fixed? It would be like buying a brand new phone and then discovering that they've removed the ability to send texts. Earlier versions of Skype have this feature, so it's obviously an oversight! FYI - If I can turn Windows Defender Notifications off from the Startup tab in Task Manager, surely I can turn off Skype???
David White commented
That 'We Hear You' tag, followed by an oblivious response shows that you really don't hear us.
You can no longer stop Skype from auto-starting as you've removed the option in your recent update.
We want that functionality back. Give us back the ability to prevent Skype from starting, as signing out isn't adequate - as it just starts up again when you next restart.
I hate you commented
Petr, no it does not help. The suggestion says to "make an option to turn on/off Skype ....", which means people are aware that the useless update in the version 14 is not welcomed by the users. Nobody asked "how to". So, Peter, it looks like you are intentionally contradicting yourself, or that you do not understand what you are saying in your response. You should ask your manager in future about the appropriateness of your responses.
This response from Petr is completely inappropriate. The title of this idea specifically states "Windows 10". Petr's response has flagged this idea as "We have this feature", which is completely contradictory to Petr's own comments. I respectfully request that Petr rescinds his comment immediately.
Mark Baden commented
I am now uninstalling skype because that seems to be the only option available until this feature is returned.