Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Remove Skype's annoying icon from the Windows 7 Taskbar

EDIT: Hello to the people of Reddit, who are barraging in on this post right now.

You know how annoying the Skype icon is on the Taskbar in Windows 7. It just stays there when you have the app running. You just can't seem to remove it, right? Wrong. You can just flip a setting in the app itself. Closing it then will hide Skype to the Notification Area.

Read on.

To remove this annoyance from your life forever, follow the simple steps below:
  • In the Skype menu bar, click Tools, Options...
  • Go to the Advanced section.
  • Uncheck the following box.
Click to enlarge, as usual
  •  Think: How could I possibly miss that?
Enjoy your new life with Windows 7 and Skype. See you around.