When you click the close button (x) in the right corner of the title bar of any programs, it is supposed to close programs and almost all the programs follow this same behavior. Microsoft’s Skype is one of those programs that does not adhere to this normal behavior.
If you are a Skype user, you may have noticed that when you click the Close (x) button, Skype is minimized to the system tray instead of closing. It is due to the reason that Microsoft needs skype to run in the background, to enable the users to get the Skype notifications.
To exit the Skype window, you have to close it from the system tray. If you wish to force Skype to exit when you click the close button, there is an option available in Skype settings to change this behavior. Here is how to Close Skype when you click on the close button rather than minimizing to the system tray.
Open the Skype app and sign in to your account. Locate and click on the three horizontal dots near your profile name and then click Settings. It will open the Skype Settings window.
In the left pane, click the General tab to open the General Settings.
Now, in the Right side pane, within the Startup and Close section, turn off the option labeled “Upon Closing, keep Skype running.”
With that option being off, the skype app will be terminated whenever you click the close button.
By default, Skype is configured to load with Windows 10 startup. If you want to disable Skype from automatically loading with Windows 10 startup, follow the below steps:
In the Start-up and close section of the General Settings tab of Skype (mentioned above), click the settings button next to the “Automatically Start Skype” option.
You will be redirected to the windows startup settings. Here, locate the Skype entry and turn off the toggle button next to it. This will prevent Skype from automatically starting with Windows 10 startup.