how do I stop Skype from auto start when starting windows 10 ?

When booting laptop skype automatically opens slowing boot time . How do I opt out and only use Skype at my direction ?

Hello JoePavelich,

Welcome to the Skype Community!

I know how important this is to you. I'd be glad to assist you with this.

The new Microsoft, Skype for Windows 10 (Skype UWP) application has never been present in the Startup tab. Windows apps are not managed the same way as a Win32 application. The classic Skype for Windows Desktop is a Win32 application, Skype UWP is not.

If you close your computer without signing out of the Skype UWP application, then on next computer boot, Skype will auto run in the background. To maximize Skype UWP you will just need to click on the application icon.

If you prefer not to be signed in automatically on Skype for Windows 10, you can sign out from the app. We won't sign you in automatically after that.

Hope this information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.

Thank you!

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Last updated August 30, 2021 Views 15,771 Applies to: